Production of Copy Powder and Printer Ink


"For the first time in the country, photocopy powder and printer ink were made at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)" 

The public relations office of Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) reported that for the first time in the country, one of the researchers of this university succeeded to make this industrial product from the raw materials available in Iran. I decided to conduct this research because of increasing need of the country to these materials and the large amount of foreign currency outflow involved in it, Mr. Hamed Shadpour, Engineer, the researcher of this project said.  He added: Advanced countries produce photocopy powder and magnetic recording tapes or diskettes by ceramic methods. However, those methods are too costly since the required temperature is near 1000oC, and subsequently, the products will be expensive. While we succeeded to decrease the reaction temperature to below 100oC by proposing a new method and as a result, the products are made with less cost and higher quality. 

This young researcher added: By this new method, with a low cost, one might use the raw materials which are found in many regions in Iran in abundance to manufacture photocopy powder, laser printer ink, magnetic recording tapes and diskettes, TV screens, pigments, radar wave absorption colors to keep airplane undetectable by enemy's radar, anti-corrosion materials, etc. Mr. Shadpour, Engineer, remarked that a considerable amount of foreign currency outflow is involved for supplying each one of the above-maintained items while in case of availability of budget and initiations for manufacturing process, we will be able to offer the products with higher quality and lower costs than the foreign products. It has to be noted that this project was carried out at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and under supervision of Professor M. Edrissi.

Reference: General Department of Public Relations - Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), R-18/712, March 12, 2000


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