Manufacturing & Processing
LiquiGlide® creates manufacturing cost savings by improving efficiency, reducing waste and enabling innovation.
Any viscous product that sticks to its packaging will also, similarly stick to the containers and equipment used in the manufacturing process. LiquiGlide® will eliminate this waste, resulting in significant cost savings. LiquiGlide® can be applied to many components along the line to stop adhesion, including containers, pipes, mixing tanks, funnels, hoppers and molds.
For many products, entire shifts are dedicated to cleaning the lines before the next batch of product can be produced. LiquiGlide® will significantly reduce the amount of time spent cleaning because the lines will no longer be caked with product.
By reducing down-time due to cleaning activities, manufacturers will be able to increase production volume without increasing total production time.
Up to 30% of every batch of product can be lost in the manufacturing process because it sticks to the containers and equipment and becomes waste. LiquiGlide® will reduce this waste, resulting in higher product yield per batch.
The stickier the product, the more is typically wasted along the production line. LiquiGlide® will reduce the amount of waste and as a result decrease the cost of waste disposal.
Reducing the amount of necessary cleaning, will in turn reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals used in the process.
There are steps in the manufacturing process that could be eliminated or simplified with the introduction of LiquiGlide®. For example, in the production of ice cream bars, there is a heating step necessary in order to release the ice cream bars from their molds. With LiquiGlide®, this step of heating the molds would be unnecessary.
Invented in the Varanasi Lab at MIT, LiquiGlide® is the only permanently wet slippery surface. No other durable solution makes viscous liquids slide easily.