Patent Number: 8,304,016

Title: Method of making fuser member

Abstract: A method of making a fuser member having an annealed outer surface comprising: providing an outer layer comprising compatible first and second fluorothermoplastics over an outer substrate surface, wherein the first fluorothermoplastic is a crosslinkable polymer and the second fluorothermoplastic is a linear polymer; curing the outer layer to crosslink the first fluorothermoplastic whereby the resulting crosslinked first fluorothermoplastic and the linear polymer second fluorothermoplastic form a semi-interpenetrating polymer network (SIPN); and annealing an outer surface of the outer layer by contacting the fuser member with applied pressure against a heated surface, without first sintering the second fluorothermoplastic linear polymer through application of heat alone.

Inventors: Chen; Jiann-Hsing (Fairport, NY), Pickering; Jerry A. (Hilton, NY), Shih; Po-Jen (Webster, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: B41L 7/00 (20060101); B41L 23/00 (20060101); B41L 9/00 (20060101); B41L 25/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-11-06 0:00:00