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.

The steps to qualification typically follow a simple process:

  1. The compound is formulated and extruded in “tape” or “plaque” form, typically 1 to 6 inches wide and 0.05 to 0.20 inches thick.
  2. E-BEAM irradiates the samples at several different dose levels to cover a reasonably large range.
  3. The samples are then tested to determine if the desired properties have been met at one of those dose levels.
  4. Based on the testing result, a cable sample is constructed and then irradiated at E-BEAM at the preferred dose.
  5. The cable then goes through final testing to qualify it fully.

As you can see, the process is pretty straightforward. Give us a call and let us see how we can assist you in developing your new jacketing compound! • Ohio (513) 933-0031 • New Jersey (609) 655-7460