Here, we answer the most frequently asked questions about our BGS range of services.
For physical reasons, the radiation can only trigger chemical reactions in the products irradiated. The energy levels used in the BGS plants are too low to generate radioactivity in products.
First of all, both types of radiation will have the same result and are suitable for this purpose. If you wish to switch to eBeam treatment, a first check should be carried out if the density and packing schemes of your products are suitable for eBeam treatment. Our experts will be happy to assist you here. In order to switch over, a new process validation (PQ) and parts of a microbiological validation must be conducted.
The usual cycle time at BGS is between 5 and 10 days. Depending on the volumes and utilization of the plants, we can offer you express treatment within 24 hours subject to separately agreed conditions.
Products or raw materials can be delivered as packaged units, bulk goods or coiled endless strings, profiles or pipes. BGS accepts industrial packages such as cardboard boxes on standard pallets, pallets, bulk goods in reusable containers or coiled products on standard drums. We can also accept special forms such as pipes on transport racks or other forms. Please contact our experts. For safety reasons, we will not accept flammable liquids or pressurized containers at our plants.
The usual form of delivery is on Euro pallets (80 x 120 cm), whereas it is also possible to treat dimensions up to a maximum of 12 m x 1.6 m, depending on the weight and quality.
Depending on the radiation dose applied, there is no significant heat-up of the products during radiation. At higher doses that are normally required for crosslinking, a slight temperature increase will occur.