Polymer Foam for Laser Printer Toner Roll (Lexmark)
Frey, Jared Itsuno, Anne Lee, Amy O'Toole, Keri
The Lexmark SCOPE team will be researching and developing a new type of polymer foam which meets a target range of specifications for the toner adder roll component of laser printers. This will include research into foaming techniques, polymer chemistry and testing procedures in addition to application of this research through materials synthesis. Additionally, the Lexmark SCOPE team will be conceptualizing a novel system to fuse loose toner powder to the paper during the printing process. The objective is to create a fuser that heats up more quickly and efficiently. This will involve investigating new technologies and materials that will be applicable to designing an innovative fusing method.