Category Archives: Wire, Cable, & Tubing

What factors affect the price of e-beam crosslinking of cable jacketing?

  To answer this question we have to discuss some of the practical considerations in the e-beam irradiation process. In general, the cost associated with the processing of cable is time—the time it takes to process a reel and the time it takes to splice or change over to the next reel.

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How do I develop a new electron beamed crosslinkable cable jacketing compound?

Compound formulations are best developed by those with the experience with such chemistry, such as specialists like AlphaGary, Gendon, Inhol, Saco, and others. While E-BEAM Services does not develop compounds, we can definitely help with the testing and product qualification process.

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What sizes of cable can be electron beam crosslinked?

E-BEAM Services can process many different cable sizes and constructions. We process thin gauge wire, down to 15 AWG (0.057 inch diameter), but also large cables over 2 inches in diameter. The thickness of the cable jacketing is also important to consider.

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How do I know my part has been effectively crosslinked?

  When most of our customers come to us, they have a specific property improvement in mind. Clients with a formed part may desire improved high temperature properties or improved tensile strength, while clients looking to improve the properties of polymers in pellet form may desire a specific melt index or melt strength.

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