Invented at MIT, LiquiGlide’s patented technology platform is built on a fundamental model of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Our team of experts are constantly advancing the technology and building on our proprietary algorithm.
LiquiGlide’s coatings are custom designed to be hyper slippery and permanently wet, using materials that are safe for each specific application. Our coatings are also self-healing, such that the liquid will naturally fill and cover any scratches that are made in the surface.
LIQUIGLIDE® VS. ALTERNATIVES
Don’t be fooled by technologies you have seen in the past that have similar visual effects. LiquiGlide® is the only durable, slippery solution for viscous liquids.
A conventional superhydrophobic surface is like a lotus leaf; it is a highly textured surface which creates a cushion of air for the product to sit on. Over time, superhydrophobic surfaces break down and are no longer slippery. They are also typically made of exotic materials that are not safe for food applications.
LiquiGlide® has a strong international IP footprint with 6 granted US patents and over 150 patent applications pending around the world.
US Patent no 8,574,704: Liquid-impregnated surfaces, methods of making, and devices incorporating the same
US Patent no 8,535,779: Self-lubricating surfaces for food packaging and food processing equipment
US Patent no 8,940,361: Self-lubricating surfaces for food packaging and food processing equipment
US Patent no 9,254,496: Articles for manipulating impinging liquids and methods of manufacturing same
US Patent no 9,309,162: Liquid-encapsulated rare-earth based ceramic surfaces