CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LiquiGlide Inc. today announced that CEO and co-founder, Dave Smith, will present a snapshot of LiquiGlide and its permanently wet, slippery surface technology at CERAWeek, the premier international gathering of energy industry leaders. This year's event will take place at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas and will bring together leading experts, government officials, policymakers and energy technology innovators.
Smith's presentation will be part of the CERAWeek Innovation Pioneer Showcase, which features dynamic, early-stage companies with innovative and distinctive new technologies across the energy spectrum. IHS selects these companies based on their creativity, the feasibility of their plan, the scalability of their technology and their leadership team.
Smith will participate in the Energy Pioneers Breakfast on April 21 at 7:30 a.m., which offers a relaxed atmosphere for meeting and interacting with entrepreneurs. His formal Innovation Pioneer presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. and will explain the science behind LiquiGlide's slippery surface technology and highlight its vast potential in the oil and gas industry.
LiquiGlide is a patented technology platform for creating permanently wet, liquid-impregnated surfaces that enable viscous liquids to slide easily. The customized surface coatings consist of a textured solid and a liquid that is held in place by capillary forces. Smith co-invented the technology with MIT professor Kripa Varanasi while looking for solutions to eliminate methane hydrate buildups in oil and gas pipelines. Smith left MIT to co-found LiquiGlide Inc. with Varanasi in 2012 to pursue the commercial opportunities for their invention.
In the oil and gas sector, LiquiGlide's technology can be applied to increase efficiency, improve flowability, enhance flow assurance, prevent clogs, reduce waste and increase reliability and safety for a multitude of applications including pipelines, refineries, oil tankers, storage silos, and oil platforms, as well as lubricant and grease packaging.
- For additional details about the LiquiGlide presentation at CERAWeek, visit: http://ceraweek.com/2015/pioneer/liquiglide/.
- To learn more about LiquiGlide, please visit www.liquiglide.com, contact us online or via email at [email protected].
LiquiGlide Inc. is the first company to create permanently wet slippery surfaces. What the wheel was to transportation, LiquiGlide is to liquids – it changes how liquids move. From oil and gas, to better packaging for consumer goods, to high-tech medical equipment, LiquiGlide's technology allows viscous liquids to move easily. Using its patented platform, LiquiGlide can create custom coatings that work and are safe across countless consumer and industrial applications.
LiquiGlide was founded in 2012 to commercialize MIT's patented liquid-impregnated surface technology. The patents are licensed exclusively to LiquiGlide and include three issued patents and more than a dozen pending. www.liquiglide.com
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