Mold for LOPAC Coke Bottle

Mold for LOPAC Coke Bottle

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Description
LOPAC is a plastic material developed by the Monsanto Corporation, for containers for food and beverages. While Lopac bottles for soft drinks were to be had in 1970, the factory was shuttered in 1977 in the wake of concerns of the Food and Drug Administration. The term LOPAC refers to a plastic with low-oxygen-permeability properties. This half cavity mold for a LOPAC Coke bottle was fabricated in October 1969, and first filled in March 1970.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Mold, Coke Bottle
Mold for LOPAC bottle
Mold for LOPAC Coke Bottle
date made
1969
maker
Monsanto Company
Coca-Cola Company
Measurements
base: 38 mm x 305 mm x 152 mm; 1 1/2 in x 12 in x 6 in
mold: 268 mm x 128 mm x 76 mm; 10 9/16 in x 5 1/16 in x 3 in
overall: 11 9/16 in x 12 in x 6 in; 29.36875 cm x 30.48 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1983.0538.02
catalog number
1983.0538.02
accession number
1983.0538
Credit Line
Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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