Materials

The effects of radiation on material properties of plastics

Radiation induces chemical reactions in the materials exposed. Accordingly, it is of critical importance to understand the changes which might take place in the materials used in the product or the protective packaging irradiated. Based on the chemical nature some materials are resistant to radiation. Others may show changes ranging from only slight discoloration up to changes of the internal structure, having a negative impact on their function. Referring to changes of mechanical characteristics: starstarstar highly recommended – starstar recommended – star recommended with limitation – star_empty not recommended