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Alumina Coating for Post Fuser Conditioner Roll

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012304D
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-28

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Abstract

The conditioner roll transfers water to paper to reduce curling after fusing. Conditioner rolls are typically made from an aluminum roll that is chrome-plated and acid etched. Chrome plating is expensive and not environmentally friendly. Thus, developing an alternate technology would be advantageous. This concept may also be applied to other rollers needed to pick up liquids.