Recent progress in gas barrier thin film coatings on PET bottles in food and beverage applications

Masaki Nakaya, Akira Uedono, Atsushi Hotta

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This article presents a short history and the recent advancement of the development of chemical vapor deposition technologies to form thin film gas barrier coatings on PET bottles and other plastic containers in food and beverage containers. Among different gas barrier enhancement technologies, coating can show unique performance where relatively high gas barrier enhancement is possible to various gas permeants. In this article, technologically common and different points of the current thin film coating methods in this field are summarized. This article also refers to recent market situations and technological challenges in the Japanese market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-1001
Number of pages15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1



  • Coating
  • DLC
  • Gas barrier
  • PET bottle
  • SiO
  • SiOC
  • Thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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