Since 1866 when paint was first sold in tin containers, consumers have struggled with a variety of issues associated with paint sticking to its packaging – from not being able to use all of the paint they purchased to coping with dried paint that can flake off and contaminate fresh paint. Paint residue in containers can also contribute to environmental problems. Pact Group is attempting to tackle many of these issues by partnering with LiquiGlide.
“At Pact, we are not only focused on creating innovative packaging solutions that add value for our customers and end users, but also solutions that are more sustainable,” said Mark Nothnagel, general manager at Pact Group. “Our partnership with LiquiGlide will allow us to explore and eventually provide paint packaging solutions that will benefit the environment, the brand owners and the end consumer. This is a great demonstration of our organization living one of our core values; to constantly seek opportunities for transformational change.”
LiquiGlide’s coatings are created by combining a textured solid with a liquid, resulting in a permanently wet slippery surface that enables viscous liquids to slide easily. As a result, consumers get more product out of the container, skin formation and flaking are hindered, and waste is effectively reduced. LiquiGlide’s unique, award-winning technology is superior to other approaches to liquid-impregnated or liquid-infused surfaces because those solutions are only temporary, relying on excess liquid that will drain off the surface due to gravity.
“This partnership demonstrates Pact’s continued focus on product innovation and commitment to providing sustainable solutions. LiquiGlide’s coating technology will also deliver a competitive advantage to Pact and their customers,” said LiquiGlide CEO and Co-Founder, Dave Smith. “We are working closely with them to create a new packaging solution that will reduce paint waste and improve quality, therefore adding value for consumers.”
“Our partnership with Pact Group is a testament to the innovation that our coatings deliver,” said Ryan Sadlo, LiquiGlide’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. “With LiquiGlide, Pact can deliver a better user experience that is also friendlier to the environment.”
Packaging problems related to viscous liquids are not unique to the paint industry; in fact, they’re common among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. LiquiGlide was founded in 2012 to help manufacturers and packaging companies eliminate waste and create better consumer experiences by providing them with unique slippery coatings that enable their viscous products to easily slide from their packaging.