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1. (WO2013112400) ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL PROTECTION FOR INK JET IMAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/112400    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/022380
Publication Date: Fri Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 22 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: C09D 11/00
C09D 5/14
Applicants: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Inventors: BLANTON, Thomas, Nelson
KUYKENDALL, Valerie, Lynn
SCHEIBLE, John, Joseph
MUNRO, Greg
MCHUGH, Tomas, Gerard Patrick
Title: ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL PROTECTION FOR INK JET IMAGE
Abstract:
A method of forming a clear ink jet coating or a colored ink jet image on a substrate is disclosed. The coating or colored image provides antibacterial and antifungal protection. The method includes providing a source of ink jet ink having a mixture of solvent and a silver salt biocide including a silver sulfate biocide having a concentration range of 0.0005 to 0.5 weight%, applying the clear ink or colored ink in an image wise fashion to a substrate, and fixing the clear or colored ink to the substrate whereby an effective coating or image article is formed that provides antibacterial and antifungal protection.