Ketchup bottles can get a little annoying. You’re always struggling to shake the stuff out, and even plastic squeeze bottles won’t do the trick sometimes.
Some guys over at MIT have it all figured out. They’ve created LiquiGlide, a “super slippery” coating that will make stuff like ketchup and mayonnaise glide right out when applied to the inside of the packaging.
The coating is nontoxic and according to the founders, if all condiments bottles had the coating, an estimated 1 million tons of food could be saved from being thrown out each year.
“It’s funny: Everyone is always like, ‘Why bottles? What’s the big deal?’ But then you tell them the market for bottles–just the sauces alone is a $17 billion market,” MIT Ph.D. candidate Dave Smith told Fast Company.
Saving us both time and money. We’ll take it.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012