Polymer Crosslinking


polymer crosslinking

How it Works

Electron beam processing effectively and efficiently creates beneficial changes in material properties and performance with processes such as polymer crosslinking, long-chain branching and chain scissioning. The process involves accelerating a beam of electrons to near light speed. It then passes through a scan chamber, and transitions into a curtain of electrons. Materials moving through the chamber on a high-speed conveyor system are showered with these high-energy electrons. These electrons penetrate the material with a precise, predetermined dose and–depending on the material being processed and the dose that is being applied–several different effects occur.

E-beam crosslinking does not require any additives nor does it generate hazardous chemical by-products. This crosslinking method is energy efficient, and the minimal amount of required exposure time to the e-beam helps ensure high throughputs.

Why it Matters to You:

   No harmful chemicals    Environmentally friendly
   Increased tensile and impact strength    Increased creep resistance
   Increased durability    Improved abrasion resistance
   Improved environmental stress crack resistance    Improved barrier properties
   Increased material strength    Increased material stability
   Resistance to chemical solvents    Shrink memory