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Radiation Crosslinking for the Cable, Rubber and Healthcare Products Industry

  • Andrzej G. ChmielewskiEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Abstract

Review on application of radiation for processing of polymers is presented. The radiation sources like gamma irradiators, electron accelerators and accelerator-based e/X systems are shortly discussed. Then, the basic information regarding physical and chemical processes undergoing in the irradiated polymers is presented. Finally, the application of radiation technology in cable, rubber and healthcare industry is reviewed; the well-established technologies exist nowadays and are being applied more widely all over the world.

Keywords

Polymers Radiation technology Crosslinking Healthcare Rubber 

Abbreviations

PE

Polyethylene

PP

Polypropylene

PS

Polystyrene

PET

Polyethylene terephthalate

PFA

Perfluoroalkoxy alkanes

POM

Polyoxymethylene

PVC

Polyvinylchloride

PMMA

Polymethylmethacrylate

PBT

Polybutylene terephthalate

ABS

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

PA

Polyamides

PPA

Polyphthalamide

PSU

Polysulfone

PPSU

Polyphenylsulfone

PEI

Polyethylenimine

PES

Polyethersulfone

PPS

Polyphenylene sulfide

SAN

Styrene acrylonitrile

PI

Polyimides

PAI

Polyamide-imides

PEK

Polyether ketone

PEEK

Polyether ether ketone

LCP

Liquid crystal polymer

COC

Cyclic olefin copolymer

PC

Polycarbonate

PPO

Poly(phenylene oxide)

TPE

Thermoplastic elastomers

LD

Low density

MD

Medium density

HI

High impact

HDT

Heat distortion temperature

Notes

Acknowledgements

This project has received funding from the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under ARIES Grant Agreement No. 730871 and by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) and co-financed by project 3697/H2020/2017/2.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and TechnologyWarsawPoland

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