spotLESS Materials

Penn State University

SpotLESS Materials is developing non-fouling and easy-clean surface coating products to address “sticky problems” that span industries. Our research and commercial efforts started in sanitation to significantly reduce water consumption and the cost of cleaning for janitorial service providers and home-owners. SpotLESS Materials is now aiming to address sticky problems common across various industries by developing and commercializing their liquid-, sludge-, and bacteria-repellent bio-inspired self-healing surface coating. This specific coating, referred to as a liquid-entrenched smooth surface (LESS), can address commercial needs related to fouling, icing, and self-cleaning.