Chapter 10. Lubricious and Protective Coatings for Glass Containers

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Paul W. L. Graham

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch10

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Graham, P. W. L. (1986) Lubricious and Protective Coatings for Glass Containers, in Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch10

Author Information

  1. Owens-Illinois Inc. One SeaGate, Toledo, OH 43666

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374658

Online ISBN: 9780470320327

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Keywords:

  • protective coatings;
  • metal oxide;
  • application processes;
  • glass containers;
  • surface treatment

Summary

The outside surfaces of most glass containers are coated with very thin layers of organic materials, often in combination with an underlying coating or a metal oxide. These coatings improve the flow of glass containers through inspection equipment and in high speed filling lines. They also protect the glass surfaces from abrasions. Some glass containers are prelabeled with foam, paper, or composite labels, which may also provide additional protection to the glass surface. The history of the development of coatings for glass containers will be briefly reviewed. Coatings currently in use will be described. This description will include materials used, application processes, measurement techniques, and problems associated with their use. Underlying theory and coating research will be reviewed. Recent developments and future possibilities will be discussed.