ebeam Technologies accelerates electron beam innovation in China with EBLab installation at EBC16 October 2017
ebeam Technologies accelerates electron beam innovation in China with EBLab installation at EBC
ebeam Technologies, the developer and manufacturer of electron beam (ebeam or EB) solutions, hav announced the installation of an EBLab at Zhongshan EB Curing Technologies Co. Limited (EBC). A technology start-up, EBC is focused on the research and development, application and promotion of electron beam curing and is located in Zhongshan Torch Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, in Zhongshan City, China.
The EBLab from ebeam Technologies is a standalone, compact, and simple-to-use unit that allows business innovation teams to play with parameters and explore the frontiers in the use of electron beam processing.
With the installation of an EBLab from ebeam Technologies, EBC’s technical research team will be able to develop new ebeam curing systems that reduce cost and complexity, streamlining manufacturing while increasing automation and delivering efficiency and sustainability benefits to the manufacturing process in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, print and package converting. EBC will support its customers through the industrialization process and customization of ebeam applications from the research and investigation of products and processes to pilot plant tests to final mass production.
“At EBC, we are dedicated to using our knowledge, skills and the latest innovative technology to challenge and disrupt the status quo in China, where inferior quality, low efficiency, high energy consumption and emissions have characterized the curing industry. Our mission is to help end-user customers understand ebeam technology, and harness its benefits for maximum commercial and environmental-sustainability gain,” said Alex Chen CEO at EBC. “The EBLab is a key business driver for us as we work to facilitate the use of electron beam solutions in China and creating tangible new value for our customers.”
“Alex and his team at EBC have over twenty years’ experience in curing technologies between them. The fact that they have set up their company to be entirely focused on developing ebeam curing solutions for the China market, as opposed to UV or heat technologies, is a testament to the undoubted business, energy efficiency and environmental benefits of ebeam,” says Steve Yue, Business Development and Sales Manager of ebeam China. “Our EBLab solution provides everything required to perform trials in a safe, reliable and flexible way. With its help, EBC will be able to rapidly develop a variety of applications and products before constructing pilot lines for presenting solutions to prospective customers. We are looking forward to working closely with EBC on its journey to revolutionize the curing industry in China.”
Each EBLab features a sealed ebeam Lamp that allow for a maximum beam energy of 200 keV and transport speeds of 3–30 m/min, allowing doses of up to 450 kGy in a single pass. Trial samples may be as large as an A4 letter (216 mm ×279 mm) and up to 50 mm thick. With nitrogen inerting, the oxygen concentration can be as low as 50 ppm allowing researchers the freedom to work with oxygen-sensitive chemistries.
EBLabs are a key element of ebeam Technologies’ Access ebeam programme, which aims to make electron beaming technology accessible to all. Along with expert teams on hand to aid in the exploration of new industrial applications, EBLabs are present in the company’s Ateliers and Pilot Lines, located around the world.