We used FDA-approved, edible materials to fabricate superhydrophobic coatings in a simple, low cost, scalable, single step process. Our coatings display high contact angles and low roll off angles for a variety of liquid products consumed daily and facilitate easy removal of liquids from food containers with virtually no residue. Even at high concentrations, our coatings are nontoxic, as shown using toxicity tests.
Source: ACS publications, press release, 2016-07-12.
Author: Wei Wang, Karsten Lockwood, Lewis M. Boy, Matthew D. Davidson, Sanli Movafagh, Hamed Vahabi, Salman R. Khetani and Arun K. Kota