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MASK STRIPPING PROCESS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023606D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 215K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a process for reclaiming and salvaging masking devices and adhering selenium containing inorganic photo-conductive materials onto an aluminum base or substrate, involving precoating the mask with one or more very thin layers of polyvinyl alcohol, vacuum coating the drum with the photoconductive material, and thereafter treating the demounted masking device in a bath comprising of hot water or a corresponding low weight monohydroxy alcohol solution, which causes the insoluble photoconductive material to delaminate and fall to the bottom of the vessel and the polyvinyl alcohol to dissolve, In addition to refurbishing masking devices, this method can also be used for the reclamation of various inorganic photoconductive materials found adhering to masking devices and to other removable vacuum coater hardware items-

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

MASK STRIPPING PROCESS Proposed Classification
Dominic J~ Angelini U~S. Cl~ 355/3
mt. Cl. G03g 15/00

Disclosed is a process for reclaiming and salvaging masking
devices and adhering selenium containing inorganic photo~
conductive materials onto an aluminum base or substrate,
involving precoating the mask with one or more very thin
layers of polyvinyl alcohol, vacuum coating the drum with the
photoconductive material, and thereafter treating the
demounted masking device in a bath comprising of hot water or
a corresponding low weight monohydroxy alcohol solution, which
causes the insoluble photoconductive material to delaminate
and fall to the bottom of the vessel and the polyvinyl alcohol
to dissolve, In addition to refurbishing masking devices,
this method can also be used for the reclamation of various
inorganic photoconductive materials found adhering to masking
devices and to other removable vacuum coater hardware items~

Examples of masking devices referred to include one or more
metal, plastic, or combined metal and plastic patterns adapted
for fitting over parts of one or more potential xerographic
substrates mounted with a vacuum coater,

Volume 3 Number 3 May/June 1978 189

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                   XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL
190 Volume 3 Number 3 May/June 1978

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