Lanxess Develops New Iron Oxide
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has developed a new iron oxide for the formulation of chemical toners to be used in the newest laser printer model lines, it has announced.
Bayoxide E TP LXS 5248 enables chemical toners to produce better printed images and a higher yield, the company said.
Although initially launched in the Asia Pacific area, Lanxess expects increasing demand for the oxide.
A spokesperson for the chemicals company said the new oxide has proven to be of "extremely high quality" on two fronts in particular.
"Firstly, it works well with the modern production technology for toners. Secondly, it embodies the stringent properties which support superior toner performance in modern printer devices," the representative explained.
The firm's inorganic pigments business unit is one of the world's leading manufacturers of iron oxide.
It claims its Bayferrox and Chromoxide pigments have a proven track record in being used as colorants for concrete, roof tiles, coatings, plastics and paper to special applications, such as toner cartridges