RELEASE AGENTS FOR FUSERS IN ELECTROSTATIC COPIERS
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Xerox Disclosure Journal
It is well known in the art that toner particles 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 glass or 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 ma-terial. Polyethylene is one of the preferred polymer release materials.