We don’t sell coatings. We create custom coatings to meet the specific needs of our clients and then license the coating recipe to them. If you are interested in partnering with us to develop a coating for your application, please contact us.
Yes, we design our coatings to meet the regulatory standards of each application. For example, when designing for food applications, we include materials that are edible, FDA-approved, and 100% safe for consumption.
If a licensable coating does not already exist for your application, we will first engage with you around a development project. The cost of development varies depending on the requirements of your application (e.g. temperature, shelf life, etc.) and the amount of work necessary to create a finished coating. Once a coating is developed and licensed, we will charge licensing fees based on how much value is being created.
Because LiquiGlide’s coatings are custom, the actual material cost differs depending on the application. Our goal is to utilize materials that are cost-effective, relative to the specific application.
For consumer packaging, LiquiGlide® can be applied using a spray coating process. For other industries and applications, we work with our client to determine the best application process for them.
LiquiGlide® makes dispensing product so easy that consumers actually tend to use it faster, as the individual dosage stays the same throughout the life of the product. This will increase sales for consumer brands, as it pushes consumers to an earlier repurchase point.
We can apply LiquiGlide® to any smooth surface, including glass, plastic, metal, and ceramic.
Coating durability depends on the specific application. In a closed environment, like consumer packaging, we can design the coating so that it lasts for the shelf life of the product. In an open environment, such as a mixing tank, we can put replenishment mechanisms in place.
Not yet. We expect to see the first commercial applications of LiquiGlide® in the next year.
The short answer is no. The liquid nature of our technology makes it more suitable for applications with viscous liquids. Solid materials may actually become stuck in our liquid layer, compromising the coating and making it ineffective. However, there are some exceptions to the rule, for example, we’ve had success with mold release applications and with semi-solids like ice cream.