Polymer Crosslinking

Plastic Parts Crosslinking

plastic parts crosslinkingE-beam crosslinking provides all of chemical crosslinking’s advantages of having a thermoplastic turn into a thermoset–without the use of harmful chemicals.

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

The use of e-beam technology often doesn’t require additives, nor does it generate hazardous chemical by-products. The plastic parts crosslinking method is energy efficient, and the minimal amount of exposure time needed helps ensure high throughputs.

Electron beam crosslinking is most frequently used for polyethylene and ethylene-based copolymers, but there is a growing amount of e-beam crosslinking of engineering polymers like polyamides and fluoropolymers, including PVDF and ETFE, in specialty wire and cable and molded parts.


Everyday Applications of Plastic Parts Crosslinking

  • Gaskets and seals
  • Automotive parts
  • Connectors
  • Mouth guards
  • Medical casts
  • Plumbing components
  • Ice maker tubing
  • Risers
  • Manifolds

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