New application of low energy electron beam

The use of low energy electron beams keeps expanding and more applications are emerging.

Our member Fraunhofer FEP just announced that they succeeded in producing anti-adhesive coatings on plastic film by applying low energy accelerated electrons without the use of additional chemical crosslinking agents. Electrons functionalize surfaces by forming antifouling coatings that are used for medical devices and implants but also in shipbuilding to prevent the settlement of undesirable organisms.

For more information see the Fraunhofer press release.

Photo credit: Fraunhofer FEP

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