Polymer Crosslinking

Services

You need to make your products perform better and cost less. You need customized, flexible, and sometimes top-secret solutions delivered by trusted partners. We understand that need. E-BEAM Services uniquely combines its technical expertise with a deep understanding of each client’s individual needs to provide solutions that meet and exceed their performance and profitability objectives.

With more than 500kW of installed accelerator capacity, the ability to process more than one billion pounds of material annually, a network of facilities, and flexible handling equipment we’re ready to not just meet, but to exceed all of your polymer modification needs!

 


Practical Application of Crosslinking

As an example, consider polyethylene and its many uses. The commonplace plastic is used in building materials, household products, and used for a massive variety of plastic goods. Its low melting point has become essential to injecting molding, yet retains properties like high ductility and chemical resistance.

Polyethylene has been altered over the years to serve more specific functions. High-density polyethylene is often used for underground storm drain systems, a majority of children’s toys, and even milk jugs. Inversely, low-density polyethylene is used in a multitude of plastic goods for its flexibility.

Even though this material has seen use since the 1930’s, we are still discovering ways it can be improved, namely through crosslinking polymers. E-Beam processing can dramatically change the properties of this material for the better.


Polymer Modification Services

 

Plastic parts crosslinking

Electron beam technology allows for effective and efficient processing, creating useful changes in material properties through crosslinking

 

 

 

Wire, cable, & tubing

E-beam irradiation provides quality crosslinking and polymer modification for wire, cable, and tubing products. E-beam crosslinking often does not require any additives, nor does it generate hazardous chemical by-products.

 

 

Crosslinked, foam, film & sheet

We use high-speed reel-to-reel equipment with the capability to handle all applications, ranging from films as thin as 5 mils (0.005”) to sheet as thick as 0.25 inches.

 

 

 

Polymer pellet long chain branching

Polymer long chain branching is used to modify the processability and melt properties of polymer pellets. The e-beam irradiation creates side chains and often increases molecular weight.

 

 

Chain scission

Electron beam processing can modify properties by creating controlled degradation – or chain scission – in certain materials.