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Thermal Efficiency Improvement by Anodization Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052929D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

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Bowlds, PA Cassidy, BM [+details]


During manufacture of a thermal transfer ribbon the aluminum of aluminum polyethylene terephthalate is anodized from the carbon-resin-water bath applied to form the resistive layer. The anodized surface acts as a high resistance during use to produce heat near the transfer layer.