MODIFICATION OF TONER FIX AND GLOSS
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed are toner compositions containing certain polyethylene additives which provide enhanced gloss and fix properties. By adding waxy polymers such as low molecular weight polyethylenes to high Tg toner resins like PLIOLITE@, to plasticize the resins, fusing characteristics and enhanced gloss are achieved. The addition of waxes to toners, such as polyethylene with a molecular weight of from about 1,000 to about 6,000, are known. Polyethylene with a molecular weight of 500 is shown herein to be critical to obtaining enhanced gloss.