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PROCESS FOR PREPARING ELECTROSTATIC BRUSH CLEANER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026840D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An economical process for preparing electrostatic brush cleaner articles for use in cleaning systems of electrophotographic printing and copying machines is disclosed. The process comprises: immersing or dipping, either in batch or continuously, a conventional fiber material, such as NYLON*, polyesters, quartz, acrylics, and the like, into an aqueous solution, dispersion or emulsion, of a conductive polymer such as polypyrrole, polyacetylene, polyaniline, and the like, to form a uniform coating on the fiber; and optionally, polymerizing, crosslinking or chemically reacting the polymeric film coating to afford a uniform and surface conductive electrostatic brush fiber. The coated fibers are then fashioned as desired into brush cleaner articles by known means.