Chain Scission is the breaking apart of molecular chains to produce required molecular sub-units from the chain. Electron Beam processing provides Chain Scission without the use of harsh chemicals usually utilized to initiate Chain Scission.
An example of this process is the breaking down of cellulose fibers extracted from wood in order to shorten the molecules, thereby producing a raw material that can then be used to produce biodegradable detergents, diet-food substitutes, and textiles such as rayon.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is also Electron Beam processed, allowing it to be ground to a fine powder for use in inks and as coatings for the automotive industry.
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