Wednesday, February 24, 2010

US Patent 7665672 - Anti-static liner using conductive nanofiber

This patent is from Illinois Tool Works and teaches a liner for spray paint and other fluid applicators which uses conductive nanofibers to remove static and generate more uniform coatings. Claim 1 reads:

1. A disposable liner comprising:

at least one side wall defining a volume for containing material having chargeable particles therein,

the disposable liner being see-through wherein the liner comprises a polymeric material containing conductive nanofibers preventing chargeable particles in a coating mixture from sticking to the disposable liner so that uniformity of the coating mixture is maintained while it is dispensed.