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Electron Beam Curing of Polymers in Coating Processes, Metallized Products Inc. 1996.

TURI Technical Report No. 34. Metallized Products, Inc. (MPI) chose Electron Beam (EB) curing over more traditional coating/curing methods, a choice which has allowed them to develop new, unique products and to have a lower impact on the environment than if they had chosen a solvent-based system. The coatings used in EB curing are solvent free and do not require thermal drying, allowing the process to run at very high speeds. EB curing also allows MPI to avoid the regulatory reporting and permitting requirements associated with solvent- and aqueous-based coating processes. Though capital costs of these systems are high, the production time, space, and energy requirements are low, making EB an economically attractive coating method.

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