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NEAR FIELD EFFECT TONERS FOR IMPROVED DEINKING PERFORMANCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
41870
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41870
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AVEKA, INC.
2045 Wooddale Drive Woodbury, MN 55125
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: NEAR FIELD EFFECT TONERS FOR IMPROVED DEINKING PERFORMANCE
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

Paper recycling continues to increase in the United States, with public support and legislative mandates helping boost recycling of all paper grades. Office waste paper is a significant source of high grade paper fiber for recycling, but is currently underutilized, due to the challenges of fully removing xerographic and laser printer toner. These so called *laser inks* are designed to fuse to the page during printing and tend to resist removal by conventional deinking processes. In a Phase I SBIR grant, AVEKA Inc. proposed the development of novel toners that would improve office paper deinking performance by reformulating the toner. The Phase I results indicate that toner deinking can be improved, in some cases dramatically, with this approach, which targets the active components directly to the toner-fiber interface. This *Near Field Effect* targeting improves deinking while minimizing additives already used by the recycling industry.

Principal Investigator:

Hendrickson
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aveka, Inc.
2045 Wooddale Drive Woodbury, MN 55125

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No