By David Ponce

Getting Ketchup out of a bottle that isn’t the plastic squeezable type is an exercise in patience. Countless ads for the product have pointed this out, and have almost romanticized the process to the point where it’s almost become part of its charm. But hey, there are those of us who just like to eat without having to hit the bottom of anything made of glass. So MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith and his crew have developed a super non-stick coating they call LiquiGlide which makes anything coated with it, well, super non-stick. Ketchup, as you can see in the video below, simply slides right off the bottle’s inside and on to a plate. It’s easy enough to apply to bottles, as you just have to spray them once while they’re being made. If adopted by manufacturers, the chemical could save billions in wasted food by ensuring everything comes out of the bottle and doesn’t just get thrown out. Each chemical component that makes up LiquiGlide is individually already approved by the FDA, so it shouldn’t take too long for the product itself to receive the seal of approval. What happens at that point remains to be see, but do hit the jump to see another video of this in action.

[ MIT Page ] VIA [ Geekosystem ]