XEROX RECEIVES AWARD FOR EMULSION AGGREGATION TONER
Toner development team honored for innovation
A team of researchers at the Xerox Consumable Development and Manufacturing Group in Webster and the Xerox Research Centre Canada will receive the American Chemical Society Award for team innovation at the society’s annual meeting this week in Anaheim, Calif.
The award recognizes teamwork during the development of emulsion aggregation toner by a team that includes Patricia Burns, Hwee Ng, Grazyna Kmiecik-Lawrynowicz and Chieh-Min Cheng.
The award notes the multidisciplinary approach by chemists and chemical engineers, who developed a nanotechnology-based approach to designing and manufacturing color toners for printers. Chemists Burns and Kmiecik-Lawrynowicz worked on the research and development of the technology and chemical engineers Cheng and Ng worked on scaling it up for commercial production. Kmiecik-Lawrynowicz and Cheng are from Webster.
Since EA toner was first introduced, Xerox and Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd. have designed more than 50 office and production printing products that use the toner. EA Toner is produced in Canada and in Webster, where Xerox recently announced a $25 million expansion project to handle increased demand for the chemically grown toner.