electron beam (eb)

EB is a unique technology, which often is the hidden secret behind the performance and characteristics of many products we are surrounded by in everyday life. EB technology comprises energy levels from 70keV to 10MeV.

EFSEN UV & EB TECHNOLOGY is working in the low energy range (80-300kV) referred to as low energy EB.  This energy range allows penetration of materials in the range up to 400 µ in unit density material. Therefore, it is used to treat surfaces by curing inks and varnishes or modifying or sterilizing surfaces of materials. EFSEN has been working with EB since 1986.

EFSEN is representing PCT Ebeam and Integration a division of Comet AG in Switzerland and we are responsible for sales and services primarily in the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Poland and specific larger end-users in Europe.

PCT Ebeam and Integration is the technology leader in low energy EB offering both sealed tube ebeam marketed as ebeam Compact (80-300keV), and ebeam Core (70-150keV) which are larger system with own vacuum facilities and ebLab (80-300keV) being a laboratory unit for the development of EB chemistry and applications. PCT Ebeam and Integration have been successfully applied in many applications, including: Curing/Drying Ink & Coatings (Paper, Paperboard, Film, Metal), Curing Silicone Release Coatings, Curing Adhesives (Laminating Paper, Foil and Wood Products), Crosslinking Plastic Film, Sterilization of surfaces. 

Advantages of the EB Technology

  • Lower Power Consumption, 40% less than competitive models
  • High Throughput, Energy to cure at full press speeds
  • Superior Film Handling - Integrated shield roll
  • Easier Maintenance - Low profile side-fire orientation
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Ebeam Pilot Line

Electron beam (ebeam) pilot line, located in Davenport, Iowa, allows customers to run proof-of-concept tests, product development trials, and limited production runs in order to ascertain how ebeam technology can improve a wide variety of key process performance parameters.

Core 100 Ebeam System

Protect your printed packaging and improve your company’s sustainability practices with ebeam-cured overprint varnishes (OPVs). Ebeam OPVs provide an instant-curing, solvent-free alternative to lamination while maintaining excellent heat, scratch, and solvent resistance. Additionally, these ultra-low migration OPVs are free of initiators, making them the ideal solution for food packaging applications.

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Invictus Series Ebeam Systems

The Invictus series ebeam systems are the workhorses of ebeam processing equipment and are used for more demanding, high power applications. With accelerating voltages of up to 300 kV, these systems have the capacity to take on challenging applications. Need to crosslink multi-layer films, cure thick opaque coatings or process PSAs? Invictus is the proven answer for reliable performance.

Omnia Series Ebeam Systems

The Omnia series ebeam systems were designed to fit a wide range of curing, laminating, and crosslinking applications. Interested in the sustainability and flexibility of using ebeam-cured inks or coatings? What about in-line curing of a laminate? Coil coating? There is an Omnia system ready to work for you.

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