Toyo Aluminium's Total Lotus Yogurt Container Top Repels Liquids

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 5, 2015
References: toyal.co.jp & dailymail
When you crack open a fresh yogurt lid, part of the ritual usually involves licking the leftovers stuck to the top. But a new technology called Toyal Lotus from Toyo Aluminum is set to leave consumers with more of the snack to scoop out of the container with a spoon.

Inspired by the water-repelling qualities of the lotus leaf, the texture of this aluminum yogurt container features microscopic bumps to prevent liquids from sticking. To give you a sense of the amount of yogurt that actually gets left behind, Toyo Aluminum boasts that "the amount of yoghurt that sticks to lids worldwide is the equivalent to the volume of yoghurt consumed in Africa."

In order to bring this product to consumers, Toyo Aluminium is teaming up with Japan's Morinaga Milk Industry.