What is EB?
Electron Beam (EB) is a curing method that easily penetrates into clear, pigmented, filled, and opaque materials. It cures thick and/or heavily pigmented or filled inks and coatings and enables lamination of opaque materials.
What are the advantages with Electron Beam ?
- No use of solvent
- Possible to pentrate thick films
- Improves the sheer, heat and chemical resistance of pressure sensitive adhesives
- Preserve barrier properties of films
- Provides corrosion protection for metal layers
- Improves stain, scratch and solvent resistance
- Superior in curing of pigmented and filled coatings
- Penetrates opaque materials (i.e. magnetic media and abrasive binders)
- Instant bonding
- Effective curing of underlying adhesive layers
- Pattern printing of adhesives and films
Where is EB used?
EB is used on printing presses, coating and laminating lines, coil coating lines, and a variety of specialty applications.
- Crosslinking of films, i.e. heat shrinkable films and modification of physical and termal properties
- Crosslinking of pressure sensitive adhesives
- Direct and transfer coating
- Adhesive laminating
- Backside or topside embossing
- Metal production and processing lines
- Process furnaces
- Coil coating lines
- Material converting within packaging material, labels, unprinted rolls, and sheets
- Curing adhesives
- Food packaging printing
- Crosslinking of plastics
- Extruding plastics
- Winding plastics
- Slitting plastics
- Processing shrink films