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1. (WO2018005469) PRINTED LUBRICIOUS MATERIAL DISPOSED ON RAZOR BLADES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/005469    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/039470
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B26B 21/60
Applicants: THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC
Inventors: FONTECCHIO, Marco
CHADWICK, John
NICHOLAS, Andrew, Charles
HOLLEY, Jeffrey, Richard
Title: PRINTED LUBRICIOUS MATERIAL DISPOSED ON RAZOR BLADES
Abstract:
A razor blade having an improved lubricious material deposited thereon and a method of making a razor blade for a razor cartridge having such a material disposed thereon are described herein. A novel printing process and printing material are provided where at least one printing material is deposited on one or more razor blades via a printing process which includes one or more print heads for printing the at least one printing material and forming at least one printed object on a tip or one or more sides of the razor blade. The printing material may comprise about of about 0.25% solid to about 50% solids by weight of composition of telomer and further desirably comprises glycerol and/or an antifoam material. Optimizing coverage of the printing material may be achieved by changing materials, print heads, the firing frequency of the print head or angling or rotating the print heads.