Electron beam technology allows for effective and efficient processing, which creates useful changes in material properties and performance through polymer crosslinking. E-beam crosslinking for plastics provides all of crosslinking’s advantages, which are the advantages of having a thermoplastic turn into a thermoset.
Benefits to You
- Increased tensile and impact strength
- Improved creep resistance
- Improved durability
- Improved abrasion resistance
- Improved environmental stress crack resistance
- Improved barrier properties
The use of e-beam technology does not require any additives for plastic parts crosslinking, nor does it generate hazardous chemical by-products. This crosslinking method is energy efficient, and the minimal amount of exposure time to the e-beam helps ensure high throughputs.
Electron beam crosslinking is most frequently used for polyethylene and ethylene-based copolymers, but there is a growing amount of e-beam crosslinking of polyamides and fluoropolymers including PVDF and ETFE, in specialty wire and cable and molded parts.