LiquidGlide, a company from Cambridge, MA, that specializes in creating slippery surfaces has created a new partnership with Australian-based Pact Group Holdings. Together, the two companies created a packaging for paint that allows for easy pouring.
Food Production Daily reports that the partnership utilizes the competitive advantage of both companies to create the world’s first non-stick paint packaging. In the partnership, Pact will use LiquiGlide’s patented slippery coating in their paint packaging. This allows customers to use more of the paint, reducing residential waste.
Paint is most commonly stored in tin containers, a trend that started back in 1866. However, many customers struggle with paint sticking to the packaging. Customers are either unable to utilize all of the paint they purchase, or struggle with dried paint chips that can flake off and contaminate fresh paint.
The new partnership between LiquidGlide and Pact Group Holdings, however, is set to solve this issue.
”At Pact, we are not only focused on creating innovated packaging that can add value for our customers and end uses, but packaging that is more sustainable,” says Mark Nothnagel, a general manager at Pact Group. “Our partnership with LiquiGlide will allow us to explore and eventually provide paint packaging that will benefit the environment, the brand owners, and the end customer.
LiquiGlide’s coating are created by combining a textured solid with a liquid, which results in a surface that is permanently wet. This allows viscous liquids such as paint to slide easily. Therefore, customers will be able to use more of the product they purchased.
The sustainable packing industry has been gaining more ground in recent years. During the period between 2010 and 2015, the global market for flexible packaging was expected to grow at an average rate of 3.4%, reaching nearly $250 billion.
The industry is set to grow again in the next five-year period, due in part to new innovations like the one seen here.