SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food and Beverage Processing and PackagingWorldUSEurope

Read more breaking news

 

 
News in brief

SLIPS technology gets funding boost

10-Dec-2012

Harvard scientists that have developed a coating to prevent biofilms forming in food processing machinery have received a grant to further develop the technology.

The team, led by Joanna Aizenberg, at the Wyss Institute received the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) innovation grant to develop the slippery coating.

The grant supports the development of self-repairing coatings for the insides of oil and water pipelines to reduce friction and energy use.

SLIPS (Slippery-Liquid-Infused-Porous-Surfaces) creates a hybrid surface that is smooth and slippery due to its liquid layer.

Biofilms are hard to remove pathogens that get stuck on machinery and other surfaces in manufacturing plants.

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...

On demand Supplier Webinars

Smart Software for Efficient Manufacturing forum
William Reed Business Media
All supplier webinars