Wednesday, June 16, 2010

US Patent 7736468 - Nanoparticle coating for textile and paper processing equipment

This patent from Albany International Corp. teaches enhancing the life expectancy of the process belts and rollers used in paper processing by using nanoparticle coatings. Claim 1 reads:

1. A papermaking process belt, textile belt or roll cover, comprising

a urethane-based coating comprising nanoparticles, wherein at least one of the following characteristics is improved: resistance to crack propagation, resistance to groove closure, or wear characteristics.