WO: Internship Applied Chemics/Physics - Improve the discharge behaviour of Organic Photo Conductors

Date: 11 May 2024

Location: NL

Company: Canon Production Printing


Are you a WO chemical/physical engineering student who is looking for an internship assignment? Do you like to combine working with people with your technical knowledge? Are you in for a challenge to improve the efficiency of our factory by investigating the exact problem and giving advice for the best solutions? Then we are looking for you!

Your assignment
One of the products produced by Canon Production Printing (CPP) is an Organic Photo Conductor (OPC). This is a belt of around 400 mm wide and 1800 mm in circumference. These belts are produced in a cleanroom with the use of specific tooling and a multitude of chemical and physical processes that deposit several (functional) layers on top of this belt. The main purpose of an OPC is to develop the image in a toner-based printer. To this end, an OPC is first charged. Then, by exposing certain parts of the OPC to light, the charge is locally dissipated. Next, toner is applied to the belt, and it only adheres to areas where there is still a local charge left. Hence, when the discharging behaviour of an OPC is poor, toner will end up on the print in places where no toner was intended, leading to blurry images or a grey background. Currently, many OPC belts have to be rejected during the quality checks because the discharging behaviour does not meet the specified requirements. Many steps in the production process have an influence on the discharge behaviour, and up to this moment the root cause of the high number of rejected OPC belts is yet unknown.  

Assignment: You will try to find the root cause of the high number of rejected OPCs based on poor discharge behaviour, both through data-analysis and experiments on the factory floor. Once the (root) cause has been found, you will give an advice on, and help implementing, possible solutions at a reasonable price point.

Your profile
•    You are currently studying Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics or similar at WO level.
•    You think it is a challenge to help us improving the efficiency of our factory, and are willing to dive into our production process.
•    You like working in a multidisciplinary team to find out the issue and best solution.
•    You are skilled in problem-solving, communication and creativity to help in this assignment.
•    You are as soon as possible available for approximately 5-6 months for a minimum of 4 days per week


What’s in it for you?
•    A challenging assignment with skilled coaching in a dynamic production environment.
•    Internship / Graduation fee up to €500,- per month.
•    Travel cost compensation if you don’t have an ‘OV-weekcard’.
•    Good growth opportunities within CPP, thanks to our diversity of disciplines which you will work with.
•    With our company values collaboration, innovation and ownership, we strive to bring out the best in each other, expand boundaries and feel empowered to take ownership of our work.


Are you interested in this assignment? Please click on the button 'apply now' at the top on the page where you can upload your resume and motivation letter. 
If you would like to receive more information concerning this assignment, please contact Berly de Groot, tel. +31 6 25653348, email berly.degroot@cpp.canon. If you have any questions about the internship in general, please contact Milou Geelen, + 31 6 25653192 


About Canon Production Printing
Canon Production Printing develops and manufactures high-tech printing products and workflow software for the commercial printing market and is part of Canon, a global provider of imaging technologies and services. Canon Production Printing operates on three continents, with approximately 3300 employees (end 2022) and has its global headquarters in Venlo, the Netherlands.

Further information about Canon Production Printing is available at cpp.canon.