Chain Scission

chain-scissioningHow does scission occur using electrons?

Electron beam processing can boost properties by creating controlled degradation – or chain scission in certain materials. As an example, by delivering a precise electron beam dose that will break down materials, for example PTFE, to create a micropowder that can be brought to a specific particle size. Specific particle sizes are increasingly useful in products such as inks, coatings and lubricants.

Chain scission via electron beam also modifies polypropylene, resulting in a more homogenized melt flow.

Applications (Benefits)

  • Injection molding (reduced warping)
  • Films (improved opticals)
  • Fiber/textiles
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Packaging

Benefits to You

  • High throughput
  • Low cost
  • Clean
  • Precise
  • Reproducible consistent results