Ebeam opens R&D centre in Japan

Ebeam Technologies, which makes electron beam solutions, has opened a research and development centre in Yokohama, Japan as part of the company’s Access ebeam programme.

From left, Kaspar Zimmerli, ebeam Technologies Director Sales EMEA & Japan; Kamihara Shinichi, ebeam Technologies Business Development Manager Japan; Charles Flükiger, President ebeam Technologies; Detlef Steck, President Yxlon; Mineto Nakajo, General Manager Yxlon Japan.

This facility, which Ebeam Technologies calls an Atelier, will offer a workshop environment for companies developing print and packaging solutions. As well as having a team of experts on hand, it’s equipped with an EBLab, a standalone compact unit that can be used for testing.

This is fitted with sealed ebeam lamps that allow for a maximum beam energy of 200 keV and transport speeds of 3–30 m/min, allowing doses of up to 450 kGy in a single pass. It can take samples up to A4 letter (216 mm ×279 mm) and up to 50 mm thick. It uses nitrogen inerting, which allows the oxygen concentration to be as low as 50 ppm for working with oxygen-sensitive chemistries.

The company has four other Ateliers, located in Flamatt, Switzerland, Shelton, USA and Shanghai, China, as well as Davenport, Iowa, USA which also hosts a large Pilot Line for continuous trials on webs.

Dr Michael Bielmann, director Access ebeam, explained: “Access ebeam is all about helping solution developers to accelerate their innovation journey by providing them with a location where they can explore possibilities, develop new materials and test product quality.”






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