What is NEO Beam and What Does it Mean to You?
NEO Beam is an electron beam cross-linking facility owned and operated by Mercury Plastics, Inc. This 25,000-square-foot facility houses a five megavolt electron beam that serves all of Mercury Plastics' irradiation cross-linking needs. We have also invested in a materials characterization and dosimetry laboratory to facilitate research and development of new materials.
Investing in this electron beam cross-linking facility has allowed Mercury Plastics to gain significant experience and expertise in cross-linking a myriad of polymers. As a result, we are able to produce top-quality products at the lowest possible cost with a much shorter lead-time. We are continually researching and developing new materials such as our PEX OT® family of materials for potable water applications and PAX ETG61 which has many benefits over Nylon 11 and Nylon 12. Our PEX OT® line of materials delivers superior performance in taste and odor tests over LDPE, HDPE and competitive PEX materials.
Electron beam cross-linking sterilizes the tubes making it useful for healthcare, food and potable water applications. The use of this method allows Mercury Plastics to maintain consistency, quality, a high level of control over the cross–linking process and minimal turn around time.
Materials Characterization Laboratory