You need to make your products perform better and cost less. You need customized, flexible solutions delivered by trusted partners. We understand that need. E-BEAM Services, Inc. uniquely combines its technical expertise and comprehensive services with a deep of understanding of each client’s needs to provide solutions that meet and exceed their performance and profitability objectives. With more than 500kW of installed accelerator capacity with the ability to process more than one billion pounds of material annually, a network of facilities, and flexible handling equipment we have the capacity and redundancy to meet or exceed all of your polymer modification needs – from crosslinking to long-chain branching to chain scissioning.
Practical Application of Crosslinking
As an example, consider polyethylene and its many uses. The commonplace plastic is used in building materials, household products, and used for a massive variety of plastic goods. Its low melting point has become essential to injecting molding, yet retains properties like high ductility and chemical resistance.
Polyethylene has been altered over the years to serve more specific functions. High-density polyethylene is often used for underground storm drain systems, a majority of children’s toys, and even milk jugs. Inversely, low-density polyethylene is used in a multitude of plastic goods for its flexibility.
Even though this material has seen use since the 1930’s, we are still discovering ways it can be improved, namely through cross linking polymers. Simple use of our electron beam accelerators can dramatically change the properties of this material.
- Plastic parts crosslinking
- Wire, cable, & tubing
- Crosslinked, foam, film & sheet
- Polymer pellet long chain branching
- Chain scission
- Curing of composites
- Enhancement of semiconductors
The e-beam polymer crosslinking material enhancement method is energy efficient, and the minimal amount of required exposure time to the e-beam helps ensure high throughputs.