O-I subsidiary Owens-Brockway Glass Container issued US patent for 'Preparing glass containers for electrostatic coating'; container's exterior includes hot end coating, organic coating

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , December 18, 2013 () – United States Patent no. 8,609,197, issued on Dec. 17, was assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. (Perrysburg, Ohio).

"Preparing glass containers for electrostatic coating" was invented by Michael P. Remington Jr. (Toledo, Ohio).

According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A glass container and related methods of manufacturing and coating glass containers. The container includes a hot end coating that is deposited on an exterior surface and that includes a metal oxide, and a dopant to reduce electrical resistivity of the exterior surface of the container. The container also includes an organic coating electrostatically applied to the exterior surface of the container. Preferably, the organic coating is applied at an ambient temperature and without having to use grounding pins, without having to heat the container, and without having to apply an additional conductive coating layer."

The patent was filed on March 29, 2011, under Application No. 13/074,821.

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