New Anti-Waste Lining Prevents Soapy Liquids from Sticking to Plastic Packaging

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New Anti-Waste Lining Prevents Soapy Liquids from Sticking to Plastic Packaging

by Antonio Pasolini
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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 8:00am

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Have you ever gotten frustrated over how much toothpaste is thrown away with the crumpled tube? Or how much shampoo is trapped inside a bottle that is all but finished? These may not be life’s most pressing questions, but it would be nice to get the full content of those containers we need for our personal hygiene.

You are not alone there. Fortunately, other people who are thinking about it are researchers who have come up with a new method that will ensure the user can get the last drop of shampoo to roll off the plastic bottle. The brains at Ohio State University have created the ideal texture inside plastic bottles so that soap products can flow freely.

This anti-waste texture is the result of a technique that includes lining a plastic bottle with microscopic y-shaped structures that cradle the droplets of soap aloft above tiny air pockets, so that the soap never actually touches the inside of the bottle.

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Image credit: Ohio State University

Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. Besides Just Means, he contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Environment | Innovation & Technology | Justmeans | Packaging | Waste | design | plastics

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