Patent Number: 8,876,979

Title: Recyclable printed plastic container and method

Abstract: A recyclable article having an external surface with an image printed thereon by droplets of ink is provided. The droplets of ink comprise a composition that includes a hydrophilic component. In embodiments, the hydrophilic component can facilitate the separation or loosening of the image from the external surface of the container when the image is exposed to a liquid-based solution at an elevated temperature. Methods for facilitating recycling of recyclable articles having printed images are also disclosed.

Inventors: Uptergrove; Ronald L. (Northville, MI), Mrozinski; Brent (South Lyon, MI)

Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.

International Classification: B08B 7/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00