PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Bridge Coating Systems: Selecting and Sourcing

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Slick Coating Rids Last Drop of Paint

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

More items for Coating Materials

Comment | More

A “super-slippery coating” for, well, other coatings holds the key to less waste and cost savings, developers say.

Developed at MIT and now available through a commercial spinoff, LiquiGlide is billed as the “world’s first commercially viable super-slippery coating for paint.”

LiquiGlide / Vimeo

The first consumer products featuring LiquiGlide technology are expected to hit shelves in 2014.

The patented technology could help reduce paint waste and hazardous pollution, according to LiquiGlide Inc., the Cambridge, MA-based firm developed to bring the product to market. The company is seeking others interested in the licensing the technology

How it Works

A company spokesman provided the following description of the technology.

“It’s a surface coating that’s applied to containers (or other surfaces) made up of two layers—a textured solid and a liquid that gets trapped into that solid to create a permanently wet layer that makes the paint slide,” said Mark Daly.

“The solid and liquid are chosen to meet the needs of specific viscous materials—e.g., latex-based paint, oil-based paint, and virtually any sticky substance—and it’s customized.”

Results may vary depending on chemistry, substrate and product conditions, the scientists report.

Research, Features

The company says it has conducted research on more than 30 paint formulations and colors, including testing water-based paints and colorants on coated high-density polyethylene surfaces.

The company found that LiquiGlide has no impact on paint performance; withstands rigorous paint shaking, stirring and transportation; and has a shelf-life of more than 16 months. 

The coating is odorless, contains no VOCs, and can be spray applied, LiquiGlide reports.

Range of Applications

LiquiGlide Inc. says the development has a range of possible industrial and consumer applications beyond paint products, such as oil and gas and ketchup bottles.

The company adds that it is working on "several projects" and the first consumer products featuring LiquiGlide are expected to hit shelves within the year.

   

Tagged categories: Coating chemistry; Coatings technology; Hazardous waste; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Paint disposal

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

• Improved Corrosion
  Resistance
• Enhanced Durability
• Faster Shop Throughput


BASF
New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films basf.us/industrialcoatings
polyorders@basf.com
800-231-7868


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

exhibit outstanding versatility in use; providing abrasion resistance, superior seamless waterproofing and high-chem corrosion protection. www.polyflexlinings.com


International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
    http://www.sspc.org/

    Join SSPC and Enhance
    Your Career !


    Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
    Wasser Coatings Protect

    some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com

  •  
     
     
    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

     
    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
     

    © Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com