MIT created the first non-stick ketchup bottle

by 7 years ago

Just two days after posting a hilarious video about a guy trying to get ketchup out of a bottle, I find out people from MIT have solved that problem forever. This non-stick ketchup bottle will lead to peaceful dinners everywhere.

Admittedly I haven’t seen a glass bottle of ketchup in about three years, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to know that the problem has officially been solved. It’s good to know that at the end of the day, man still comes out on top. Plus, the uses for this technology doesn’t stop, or start for that matter, with condiments.

Originally, Smith’s team, which has been working for years now on developing various types of surface coatings, was pursuing different aims. “We were really interested in–and still are–using this coating for anti-icing, or for preventing clogs that form in oil and gas lines, or for non-wetting applications like, say, on windshields,” Smith says. “Somehow this sparked the idea of putting it in food bottles. It could be great just for its slippery properties. Plus, most of these other applications have a much longer time to market; we realized we could make this coating for bottles that is pretty much ready. I mean, it is ready.” As you can see.

MIT’s freaky non-stick coating keeps ketchup flowing [FastCoExist]