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1. (WO2017192975) CONTAINERS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED MECHANICAL STRENGTH

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/192975    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/031272
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat May 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B65D 23/08
B65D 1/02
B65D 8/00
B65D 6/34
C23C 16/26
C23C 16/48
Applicants: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Inventors: LIN, Yuping
SCOTT, Robert
Title: CONTAINERS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED MECHANICAL STRENGTH
Abstract:
Containers are provided that include a body structure having a top end that defines an opening, a sealed base end, and a sidewall structure extending between the top and base ends, in which the sidewall structure has an interior surface and an exterior surface, the interior surface defining an interior space, and a protective coating that includes a diamond-like carbon on at least a portion of the exterior surface of the sidewall structure. Methods for enhancing the mechanical strength of containers are also provided.