Category Archives: Crosslinking & Polymer Modification

Electron Beam Rheology Control

Does your PE or PP resin have the exact material properties you want? If you’re manufacturing a specialty film, bottle, foam, or other plastic product, the standard off-the-shelf grades offered by the big resin manufacturers don’t always meet your needs.

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What are some different types of ionizing radiation?

  Radiation with wavelengths shorter than 10–10 m is considered ionizing radiation, because it can ionize the molecules it encounters. Gamma, x-ray, and e-beam are examples of ionizing radiation, whereas microwaves, radiowaves, and UV are considered nonionizing.

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What is the difference between crosslinking, branching, and chain scissioning?

In the latest Crash Course, the E-BEAM team talks about the difference between three different types of polymer modification: crosslinking, branching, and chain scissioning.

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Crash Course Recap: The Polymer Dating Game

  Whether you need terminal sterilization or crosslinking, your product either consists of or is packaged in at least one polymer. How those polymers react to e-beam is extremely important. In the E-BEAM Crash Course: The Polymer Dating Game, we take a look at three common polymers, and how they react to e-beam.

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E-BEAM Services to Showcase Power of Electron Enhancement at NA FOAM EXPO

E-BEAM Services is sending their product enhancement expertise on the road this March for North America’s leading exhibition for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain: the Foam Expo North America Conference.    We are proud to add value to the world of foam with our high–speed innovative process (and thank the organizers of Foam Expo for the opportunity […]

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Our 2019 New Year’s Resolutions

As the new year begins, the employees here at E-BEAM have started to work towards their individual resolutions. Alex would like to cut back on fast food… Olivia is going to get her yoga teacher’s certification… Alissa is definitely going to carve out more time for herself this year…

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Crash Course Recap: Amorphous vs Crystalline Polymers

  Are you an organized traveler? Do you know how to pack your business pants to minimize creases? Or are you more likely to be throwing things in a bag at the last minute? And what in the world do these questions have to do with crosslinkable polymers?

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Radiation Chemistry Rules: What is Glass Transition Temperature?

glass transition temperature

Electron beam crosslinking can enhance different polymer properties such as tensile strength, impact strength, high-heat properties, abrasion and chemical resistance, and environmental stress crack resistance. But not all polymers crosslink. So how can you tell if your polymer is a good fit for e-beam crosslinking? One of the factors that help us know if a polymer […]

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Crash Course Recap: Crosslinkable Polymers

The last E-BEAM Crash Course tackled the subject of crosslinkable polymers. But just what are crosslinkable polymers? Ionizing radiation produced by the electron beam breaks bonds within the molecules of the polymers. With some polymers, these bonds reform in a beneficial way, which we call crosslinking. For example, polyethylene is a polymer that is relatively […]

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E-BEAM Services adds a second accelerator in Cranbury, New Jersey

Cranbury, New Jersey – January 2018 E-BEAM Services, Inc. has announced a major addition to its electron beam sterilization capacity with a second high-powered electron beam accelerator in Cranbury, New Jersey. This accelerator is specially designed to serve the rapidly growing demand for electron beam sterilization in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. This addition […]

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