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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.”

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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

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