Category Archives: Chain Scissioning

Long Chain Branching – Background. Part I

This is the first of a three part series highlighting the advantages of long chain branching and crosslinking – – valuable modifications made by electron beam treatment. History Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) has been used in extrusion coating and blown film since the 1950s, where its excellent melt strength created new possibilities. Polypropylene (PP) […]

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At home with electrons

At this point, if you’ve read through a number of our blog entries you might be thinking, “Okay, this electron beam thing is REALLY cool, but I’m not a medical device manufacturer or a resin supplier, so it doesn’t really affect me.” In actuality, you might be surprised to learn that products modified by electron […]

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Crosslinking vs Scissioning

When dealing with the electron beam processing of polymers, two terms you will often hear are crosslinking and scissioning. Although both of these things happen as a result of electron beam irradiation, they are two opposite processes. Both are used to enhance or reduce certain properties of polymers according to a company’s specific needs. Polymer […]

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The Story of E-BEAM Services: Crosslinking

We are E-BEAM Services, we are committed to the power of electrons, and we are crosslinking. In the video below, you will learn about the history of crosslinking at E-BEAM and how we are the industry leaders in the changing the material properties of polymers in order to create a superior product.     Transcript […]

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What can I expect from E-BEAM as a company?

Let me tell you a story. In June of 2013, I was standing in our booth at the MD&M show in Philadelphia when I turned to face a stately looking gentleman holding some sort of medical device in his hand. He was shaking his head, saying “you sterilization guys have a history of horrible service.” […]

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