The Effect of Transport Phenomena on the Shelf Life of a Plastic Carbonated Beverage Bottle

  • G. A. Gordon
  • P. R. Hsia
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (PST, volume 6)


A large new market, the beer and carbonated beverage bottle market, is about to open up for plastic materials. This paper will discuss the shelf life of a plastic bottle for carbonated beverages in terms of the various parameters, transport related and otherwise, which determine it, evaluating their relative importance in absolute terms and as a function of time.


Shelf Life Pressure Loss Ring Seal Total Pressure Loss Solubility Coefficient 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Literature Cited

  1. 1.
    Fenelon, P. J., paper presented at the Society of Plastic Engineers ANTEC in Montreal, May, 1973.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Crank, J., The Mathematics of Diffusion, Oxford University Press, London, 1956.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Machin, D. and Rogers, C. E., J. Polymer Sci: Polymer Phys. Ed., 11, 1535–1554 (1973).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Fenelon, P. J., personal communication.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Meares, P., Trans. Faraday Soc., 54, 40 (1958).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Michaels, A. S., Vieth, W. R. & Barrie, J. A., J. App. Phys., 34, 1 (1963).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Vieth, W. R. & Sladek, K. J., 39th National Colloid Symposium Preprints, (June, 1965 ), 484.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Michaels, A. S. Vieth, W. R. & Barrie, J. A., J. App. Phys., 34, 13 (1963).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Hughes, E. C., Idol, J. D. Jr., Duke, J. T., & Wick, L. M., J. Applied Polymer Sci., 13, 2567–77 (1969).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Product brochure #v-10.006–2M - 2/69 for Barex 210, by the Vistron Corp., copyright 1969.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Isley, R. F., et al., U. S. Pat. #3,437,717 (April 8, 1969 ).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Gordon
    • 1
  • P. R. Hsia
    • 1
  1. 1.Continental Can Company, Inc.ChicagoUSA

Personalised recommendations