Next Stop, The Foam Expo

Olivia RadcliffeNext stop, Michigan!

The Foam Expo provides the foam industry with solutions for end-user markets. Providing world-class contract electron beam processing so our customers can make great products is our jam. When it comes to foam, we use high-speed reel-to-reel equipment with the capability to handle (almost) all applications, ranging from films as thin as 5 mils (0.005”) to sheet as thick as 0.25 inches.

For example, our electron beam processing is used to create crosslinked polyolefin foam. The extruded, unfoamed matrix is beamed at E-BEAM Services in an efficient reel-to-reel process. Later it can be foamed in a high heat process offsite.

Crosslinked foam has many property improvements, such as…

● chemical resistance while retaining flexibility

● Improved mechanical properties (impact strength, compression, tensile, elongation, etc.)

● Increased thermal stability

● Ease of forming or molding

These properties make it great for interior automotive applications. Our process often does not require any additives, 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.

We look forward to seeing our friends at the Foam Expo 2022 in Novi, Michigan!

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E-BEAM heads south to the IME South in Charlotte

 

E-BEAM is excited to be exhibiting at the inaugural MD&M South in Charlotte, North Carolina from June 14, 2022, to June 16, 2022– the Southeast’s most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing event. We’ll be in booth #1843– stop by and tell us about your latest project. We’d love to be a part of your success story! If you would like to request an appointment with our attendees below, please submit a request via the form to the right.

The all-new IM Engineering South (MD&M included) is the six-in-one advanced design and manufacturing expo designed to give a comprehensive view of the product lifecycle—from prototype to production. We are looking forward to the latest insights and solutions across medtech and how we can support sterilization needs.

Event Attendees

Olivia RadcliffeOlivia Radcliffe

Over the past decade at E-BEAM, Olivia has worked with over 1,000 companies, helping them evaluate their products for e-beam sterilization and polymer modification.

Fun facts: Olivia is a two-time international bestselling author and a complete comic book nerd.

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Gustavo VarcaGustavo Varca, B. Pharm, PhD

Gustavo is a world-renowned expert in radiation technologies with a background in pharmacy, a Ph.D. and two post-doctorates in nuclear technologies. At E-BEAM, Gustavo oversees new product developments.

Fun facts: Gustavo is an avid fisherman and spent some time living in the Amazon rainforest.

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We’re off to Dallas, y’all!

Dallas Texas Skyline

This week we will be in Dallas at the Wire Expo, talking about crosslinking and of course electrons (a favorite 😉). The WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo is held biennially in a different industry hub within the U.S. for the wire and cable manufacturing industry.

As the largest contract electron beam provider in the U.S., wire and cable crosslinking is definitely one of our specialities. We have more than 500kW of installed accelerator capacity with a network of facilities, and flexible handling equipment such as high-speed reel-to-reel equipment to handle all applications and a variety of sizes. E-beam irradiation provides quality crosslinking and polymer modification for a wide range wire, cable, and tubing products. In fact, we serve a wide range of industry sectors, from household goods to automotive.

Here’s a couple of fun facts:

  • E-beam crosslinking often doesn’t require any additives, nor does it generate hazardous chemical by-products. It’s very clean.
  • E-Beam crosslinking does not require the hours of cure time needed for other chemical crosslinking methods. It’s very efficient.
  • E-beam is energy efficient, and the minimal amount of exposure time helps ensure high throughputs. It’s very green.

Let us know if you’re going to be at the show or if you would like to learn more about our process!

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E-BEAM Tech Services Duo to Attend MD&M West

E-BEAM Services does Anaheim, CAThe E-BEAM Technical Services dynamic duo of Olivia Radcliffe and Dr. Gustavo Varca are hitting the road to answer any and all questions related to e-beam sterilization. This pair of experts will be at the Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) West Show from April 12-14 in sunny Anaheim California.

This year, the show is projected to have over 1,400 exhibits and 13,000 attendees (gotta make sure we stock up on our booth candy…). We’re also a bit of a stickler for efficiency, so we’re grateful to show organizers for their forward-thinking that combined the MD&M with four additional shows. From helping to increase the mechanical properties of polymers to providing terminal sterilization to finished medical devices, the power of electrons can be seen at work throughout the entire medical device industry.

In today’s world of supply chain disruptions, e-beam provides quick-turn terminal sterilization with simple, clean, on/off technology. There is no carcinogenic gas needed and there are no residuals, so the product is able to be immediately released for distribution (refreshing, right?). The process involves accelerating a beam of electrons to near light speed (yes we get to work with technology at 99% the speed of light) where it passes through a scan chamber and then transitions into a curtain of electrons. The materials move through the accelerator chamber on a conveyor system and are showered with these high-energy electrons, which penetrate the material with a precise, predetermined dose and are sterilized. Pretty simple right?

Olivia and Gustavo will be answering all the questions and we may even see a Facebook live event at the show. Come visit them at booth #2889!

(Note: booth candy is first come first serve.)

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E-BEAM Services to Participate in Plastics Technology Expo 2022

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Our team of electron experts is excited to be heading to the Plastics Technology Expo (or PTXPO, as the cool kids say) March 29-31. As polymer product development and modification collaborators, this new tradeshow connecting the entire North American plastics market under one roof is definitely in our wheelhouse.

It has been a long time since we have been able to exhibit at a full-scale industry event of this size. Since polymer modification is our jam you can imagine how geeked up we are for a comprehensive plastics tradeshow. At E-BEAM Services, we modify polymers and other materials using electron beam technology (hence our name…) to help clients make great products that our world wants and needs. Read More »

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Q&A with Tech Services | E-beam Bioreduction and Food Processing

 

Join the E-BEAM Tech Services duo of Olivia Radcliffe and Dr. Gustavo Varca as they discuss e-beam bioreduction and food processing.

 

(TL;DR: E-beam technology can be used to sterilize or bioreduce food products such as beef and fresh produce. At E-BEAM Services, we don’t process fresh foods, but we do process some food products such as spices. Bioreduction essentially delivers a sterilization-level dose for product that does not need to be labeled as “sterile.” E-beam bioreduction is a good fit for food products because it offers fast turnaround time and a quick dose rate so as to minimize degradation to important qualities such as taste and smell.)

 

Olivia: Alright! Hey everyone, I’m Olivia Radcliffe. I’m the Marketing and Technical Services Specialist here at E-BEAM Services. That is Nola sleeping behind me. She will snore. We’ll see how much it gets picked up on the mic. Hopefully, Gustavo won’t be snoring. So I’ll let you can give your spiel about who you are, what you do for E-BEAM.  Read More »

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Q&A with Tech Services | Sterilization of Specialty Products

 

Join the E-BEAM Tech Services duo of Olivia Radcliffe and Dr. Gustavo Varca as they explore some of your FAQs about sterilizing specialty products.

 

(TL;DR: Beyond processing truckload quantities, e-beam technology is a good fit for specialty products that have small lots and vary from shipment to shipment, like 3D printed products and parts for bone replacements. E-beam is a good fit for 3 main reasons: 1. E-beam has the capability to deliver a very precise dose, 2. E-BEAM Services has temperature control systems in place that can be used for sensitive products, 3. E-BEAM has fast turnaround time options, which can be utilized in quick-turn scenarios, such as personalized products for surgeries, etc.)

 

Olivia: Alright! Hey everybody, I’m Olivia Radcliffe and I am here with Dr. Gustavo Varca. Gustavo, let you go ahead and introduce yourself a little bit here.

Gustavo: Hello everyone. Good morning. Good afternoon. Depends on where you are. I am Dr. Varca also known as Dr. V and I’m going to be speaking with you guys a little bit about radiation technologies.

And today I think we have a couple of questions again, that people send to us and I’ll be more than happy to answer them. Read More »

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Q&A With Tech Services – Crosslinking, Sterilization, Speciality Processing

 

Join the E-BEAM Tech Services duo of Olivia Radcliffe and Dr. Gustavo Varca as they explore some of your FAQs.

 

Olivia: All right. Hey everyone. I’m Olivia Radcliffe. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the Marketing and Technical Services specialist at E-BEAM. So chances are, you’ve talked to me at some point or another in your product development journey. And I am here with my colleague from our New Jersey facility, Dr. Gustavo Varca, and we just kind of jumped on to answer some questions we’ve been getting a lot lately, make sure that everyone has the right information out there.

So, Gustavo, I will let you go ahead and tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do at E-BEAM.

Gustavo: Thank you, Olivia. Hello everyone. I am Dr. Varca. I am the New Applications Development Manager at E-BEAM Services, and I am a specialist in radiation technologies.

So I’m here to try to elucidate a little bit. And answer a couple of questions you guys may have had while looking for electron beam options for your product.

Olivia: So let me pull up some of the questions we got here. All right. So Gustavo, if it’s okay with you, I’m just going to read out some of the questions and let you answer rapid-fire. We’ll just go for it.

Gustavo: Fine by me. Read More »

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Live Foam Expo Trade Show? E-BEAM Crosslinking Experts Will Travel!

E-BEAM Services Foam Expo

E-BEAM Services is attending our first live trade show since early 2020! As trade shows, conferences, and in-person meetings are all returning we are so excited to connect with our peers and customers again at the Foam Expo North America. While we have worked creatively and learned all the virtual things – we appreciate the in-person gatherings.
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E-BEAM is Recognized as Top Workforce Partner in Excellence 2020-2021

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We are thrilled to announce that in June, E-BEAM Services was awarded the Workforce Partner Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding collaboration.
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