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Nozzle Plate Coating for Ink Jet Printing Head

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059355D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chen, HH Schwander, JD [+details]

Abstract

An ink jet nozzle coating comprising a smooth, ultrathin film of a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) on a silicon substrate prepared by spin-coating is described. This film gives 0.06 dynamic coefficient of friction against paper, the lowest value ever reported for polymer-paper sliding pairs. The value is only about one- third of the coefficient of friction (0.21) between polytetrafluoroethylene and paper.