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Contract electron-beam processing company E-Beam Services Inc. (Lebanon, OH) is more than doubling its polymer-crosslinking capacity in response to growing demand for enhancement of materials and advanced sterilization for healthcare and plastic products manufacturers. The company will expand its Lebanon, OH electron-beam processing facility to 90,000 ft2 and install a second electron-beam accelerator, with completion projected for Q2 2011.

PlasticsToday Staff

August 16, 2010

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E-Beam plans 90,000-sq-ft expansion, addition of second electron-beam accelerator

Contract electron-beam processing company E-Beam Services Inc. (Lebanon, OH) is more than doubling its polymer-crosslinking capacity in response to growing demand for enhancement of materials and advanced sterilization for healthcare and plastic products manufacturers. The company will expand its Lebanon, OH electron-beam processing facility to 90,000 ft2 and install a second electron-beam accelerator, with completion projected for Q2 2011.

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Architectural rendition of E-Beam's proposed expansion to its Ohio site.

E-Beam believes the investment will more than double its regional processing capacity to provide medical product sterilization, bioreduction, and crosslinking of polymers for a growing number of manufacturing customers being served by the company in the Midwest and Canada.

The project has an estimated capital cost of $10 million, and since the expansion plans are expected to double the Lebanon site's workforce, it will qualify for $6.5 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

In a release, E-Beam president Paul Minbiole said that having two electron-beam accelerators in adjacent facilities offers the greatest flexibility and efficiency in processing products for its customers. The construction plan features two towers that will house the twin accelerators used to strengthen plastic products and sterilize medical products by bombarding them with electrons. E-Beam says that at present it has more than 450 kW of installed accelerator capacity, which is enough to process nearly 1 billion lb of material annually.—[email protected]

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