High-energy radiation optimizes the properties of a wide range of products. For physical reasons, the products themselves cannot become radioactive, as the energy of the rays is limited to a level, where only chemical reactions can be initiated.
Inside the plants, radiation is completely shielded by thick concrete walls. Multi-level safety systems enable the plants to be entered without danger. In order to enter the gamma irradiation plant, the source wall is lowered into a water basin more than eight metres deep. The column of water in the basin absorbs the radiation completely.
The irradiation plants are constructed and maintained by BGS’s own specialists. Naturally, they fulfil all legal specifications regarding safety at work and radiation protection. In recognition of our responsibility to our employees and the environment, and the care of the products we treat, safety measures at BGS are consistently further developed.