HOW ELECTRON BEAM WORKS

Electron Beam (EB) processing is extremely precise and can be controlled and measured to provide the exact level of cure desired. Both the dose (the amount of electrons) and the depth of penetration can be precisely controlled. This is done with a computerized system that controls the dose and penetration depth of the electrons. 

High voltage is applied to tungsten filaments inside a vacuum chamber. Filaments are super-heated electrically to generate a cloud of electrons. Electrons are drawn from the cloud and accelerated to extremely high speeds. Accelerated electrons pass through a foil window to penetrate the target product. Electrons cause desired molecular changes in the product.

EB CURING IS BOTH
PRECISE & MEASURABLE

 

 

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HOW FILM CROSSLINKING WORKS

Upon absorbing the electrons, polyethylene molecules form free radicals. These free radicals are postulated to be formed on adjacent chains, accompanied by the loss of hydrogen molecules, known as the hydrogen abstraction process. Hydrogen gas is liberated upon cross-linking, and the polymer radicals combine readily to form a three-dimensional network, as shown in Figures 2A, 2B and 2C.

ESI HAS THE EXPERIENCE AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH RESIN SUPPLIERS TO GET YOU THE
RIGHT FORMULATION

 

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YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS.
WE HAVE ANSWERS.

  • In line with the extruder or off line

  • After the first or the second bubble

  • Bubble films or flat sheets

  • Width, speed, dose and depth of cure

  • Single side, single pass or Dual pass

  • Web or Drum unit

  • Side fire or Down fire

  • Ancilliary equipment including post chilling

  • Stand alone EB or full unwind to rewind solution

ESI HAS THE EXPERIENCE TO PROVIDE YOU ANSWERS,
AND THE PILOT FACILITIES TO TEST YOUR PRODUCT.



SEE IF EB FILM CROSSLINKING
IS RIGHT FOR YOU

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