The effect of high-energy electron beam radiation on polymer properties
Polimery 2002, No 1, 8
Fundamental radiation reactions inducd in polymers by high-energy electron beam radiation are described. Structural modifications like crosslinking and degradation are indicated. The mechanism and the reactions occurring in FE, especially in PE upper layers, and in PP and PET are discussed in more detail. Possible radiation control of mechanical properties of polymers is discussed.
Keywords: polyethylene, polypropylene, poly(ethylene terephthalate), radiation-induced modification, polyethylene upper layer, mechanical properties