Where can I buy LiquiGlide?
LiquiGlide does not sell coatings directly to consumers. We serve as strategic partners with industry-leading businesses to help them implement the technology. Today, we are primarily focused on applications in the packaging and manufacturing of viscous consumer and pharmaceutical products, as well as biomedical applications. If you are interested in partnering with us to create a frictionless future, please contact us.
Is LiquiGlide safe?
Yes! LiquiGlide offers safe and sustainable solutions that meet rigorous safety and regulatory standards. For example, the coating we designed for Colgate’s Elixir toothpaste is made from a natural, plant-based liquid and common toothpaste ingredients. For food, we make coatings from FDA-approved food ingredients. For skincare products like lotions and creams, we make coatings from common, dermatologically safe, skincare product ingredients.
How does LiquiGlide impact the environment?
For consumer packaging applications, LiquiGlide reduces waste by allowing consumers to get all of the product out of the package. Because all of the product is evacuated, the package is more acceptable to recycling centers. Also, with LiquiGlide, products that are currently sold in heavy jars or pump bottles can now be dispensed from packages that use less material.
Moreover, products can now be further concentrated and still easily dispensed because they won’t stick to the packaging. Concentrated products can be sold in smaller sizes, and as result, they require less packaging material and energy to transport. For example, hair conditioners made of mostly water so that they can flow easily, but with LiquiGlide, that water can be dramatically reduced while not impacting the consumer experience.
Additionally, in manufacturing plants, partners see up to a 99% yield loss reduction in manufacturing tanks, as well as a significant reduction in the energy, water, and chemicals used to clean the tanks.
How is LiquiGlide applied?
For consumer packaging, LiquiGlide’s technology can be applied using spray coating equipment that integrates seamlessly into our clients’ production process. For other industries and applications, we work with our clients to determine the best application process for them.
What surfaces can LiquiGlide be applied to?
Our technology is versatile and can be applied to any material.
How long does it last?
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, dynamic environment, such as a manufacturing tank, we can put replenishment mechanisms in place.
Are there products in the market with LiquiGlide?
Yes. Colgate recently launched Elixir, a new toothpaste in Europe, which uses LiquiGlide’s technology in a breakthrough clear, recyclable package.
Does LiquiGlide work as a lubricant for reducing friction between solid surfaces?
LiquiGlide was invented to solve the problem of liquids sticking to solid surfaces. In some instances, our technology may provide a superior alternative to traditional solid-to-solid lubricants, but our focus is on applications where the interface is between a viscous liquid and a solid surface.
How much does it cost?
There is no set cost for implementing LiquiGlide. There are usually three components of cost: the coating application equipment cost (e.g. spray machine), the coating materials and production cost, and the license fee. Each of these varies depending on product/package/device, the manufacturer’s production line(s), exclusivity in a category, and the business value generated. We work with our customers to design fair, win-win arrangements that make sense for each deal.