PROCESS FOR PREPARING ELECTROSTATIC BRUSH CLEANER
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
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.