KEVLAR CLAMP MATERIAL
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Disclosed is the use of KEVLARTM as a construction material for a clamp used in supporting a Hybrid Scavengeless Development (HSD) wire module in an electrophotographic printing machine. KEVLARTM is non-abrasive, non-electrically conducting, has high wear resistance, good high temperature resistance, and has a high tensile strength comparable to stainless steeL These physical properties make KEVLARTM and related polymeric materials an excellent substitute-replacement in the form of, for example, thread, coating, or fabric wrap material for presently used stainless steel wire clamping material which cause gouging of charging wires leading to shortened operational life of the charging wire and HSD module.