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About Hoowaki LLC

Welcome to Hoowaki® the leader in high and low friction micro surfaces. We're here to transform your products with our unique technology. 


Founded in 2008 Hoowaki® launched its groundbreaking work under the roof of the Clemson University Applied Sciences Building. Since then we have worked hard to provide high grip and low friction surfaces. We have developed a library of hundreds of micro surfaces to solve almost any friction problem.

In 2016 we outgrew our space at Clemson and moved to a new facility, the NEXT Manufacturing Center in Greenville, SC.

In 2020 Hoowaki created its FlexTipNP swab, the world's first nasopharyngeal swab with a flexible tip which reduces applied pressure by 90% compared with flocked swabs.

Products & Services

Nasopharyngeal specimen collection swab

Specialty films with micro-structured surfaces for medical applications which prevent migration of implanted medical devices

Rolled films with micro-structured surfaces for commercial applications requiring grip in wet or oily conditions

Primary Company Location
400 Birnie St
864 353-6808

Member Employees

  • Ralph Hulseman

  • Randy Wilgis

Company Contact

Randy Wilgis
864 353-6808