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IMPROVED HYDROCARBON RELEASE AGENTS FOR FUSERS IN ELECTROSTATIC COPIERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023604D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Toners can be fused to a substrate by contacting the toner particles upon the substrate with a heated fuser member bearing a coating of a polymer release material of the type which oxidizes and is capable of reacting with the material of the fuser member base. For example, in U.S. Patent 3,937,637 there is described a fuser roll structure for fusing toner images to a substrate wherein the toner images contact a rigid, thermally conductive core of a high surface energy material, such as metal, having a coating of a polymer release material on the core, the polymer release material being the type which oxidizes and is capable of reacting with the core surface material. Polyethylene is one of the preferred polymer release materials.