Category Archives: Sheet Processing

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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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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How Does The Electron Beam Crosslinking Process Work?

What if you had a tool you could use to improve your existing plastic or polymer product? Or a tool that enables you to create a new specialty product? What if that tool could improve the temperature rating of your product or improve its chemical resistance or give it the low-temperature impact resistance your need? […]

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Crosslinked Foam and Its Application in the Automotive Industry

Did you know that 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 increased heat stability, strength, and chemical resistance while retaining flexibility. These properties make […]

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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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Will crosslinking increase my plastic part’s chemical resistance?

You might remember from high school chemistry class that solubility is increased by chemical similarity between solute and solvent. Plastics will be most vulnerable to chemicals in which it is soluble. Therefore, you can tailor your choice of plastics so that it is resistant to a specific class of chemicals, or –very efficiently — increase […]

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What is crosslinking?

  Crosslinking plastics, using e-beam processing, creates excellent property improvements. But just what is crosslinking? If you want the technical definition (which may make your eyes glaze over) it is:

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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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