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1. (WO2009125824) FIXING LIQUID, FIXING METHOD, FIXING UNIT, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/125824    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2009/057308
Publication Date: Oct 15, 2009 International Filing Date: Apr 3, 2009
IPC: G03G 15/20
G03G 11/00
Applicants: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
KATANO, Yasuo
KUROTORI, Tsuneo
HIRASAWA, Tomoyasu
SUGAWARA, Tomoaki
NAKAMURA, Takuma
ARIZUMI, Yuko
Inventors: KATANO, Yasuo
KUROTORI, Tsuneo
HIRASAWA, Tomoyasu
SUGAWARA, Tomoaki
NAKAMURA, Takuma
ARIZUMI, Yuko
Title: FIXING LIQUID, FIXING METHOD, FIXING UNIT, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Abstract:
Disclosed is a fixing liquid containing a softening agent that softens resin-containing fine particles by dissolving or swelling at least a part of the resin; a C12-C18 fatty acid; and a C12-C18 fatty acid salt. The fixing liquid is mixed with water serving as a dilution solvent.