Patents

Ames Rubber Corporation has been granted numerous patents for its innovation in elastomeric materials compounding and application.

Two recent examples are:

Multilayer Fuser Rolls having Fluoropolymer coating on a Compliant Baselayer

A fuser member of fixing toner to a recording medium having a fluoropolymer non-stick topcoat on a compliant silicone rubber baselayer bonded to a metallic insert is provided. The fluoropolymer is adhered to the silicone baselayer using a primer of a blend of silane and a polyamide resin.

The primed silicone baselayer is preheated in an infrared oven to remove low molecular weight fractions. A primer is applied to the prebaked rubber and completely dried before applying the fluoroelastomer topcoat by spraying.

US Patent # 5,998,034

Fluoroelastomer Coated Fuser Roll

A fuser member for applying heat and pressure to fuse toner to a recording medium which does not require use of mercapto functional release agents has a surface of fluoroelastomer material including vinylidene fluoride and at least about 23.4 mole percent hexafluoropropylene.

US Patent # 5,035,950

Additional Patents:

Multilayer Fuser Rolls having Fluoropolymer Coating on a Compliant Baselayer and Method of Forming
US Patent # 6,596,357

Apparatus for Making Multilayer Roll having Thin Fluoropolymer Top Coat
US Patent # 6,481,995

Method of Making Multilayer Roll having Thin Fluoropolymer Top Coat
US Patent #6,168,751

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