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PROCESS FOR FABRICATING INEXPENSIVE GROOVED BELTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024695D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This invention relates to a method for making elastomeric belts, particularly grooved belts suitable for use in document handling devices. Frequently, grooves are needed on elastomeric belts, such as document handling belts. If such grooves are placed on the belts by hot embossing methods, the crystallinity and the strength of the belt material may be compromised. To make the grooves by a grinding process, or a casting process, would be relatively expensive.