Plastic materials with radiation resistance properties are supplied by Ryan Plastics. Located in Northamptonshire, England, Ryan Plastics plastic materials and manufactures prototypes and components with radiation resistance properties to the UK, internationally, and locally within the East Midlands and East Anglia regions.
Radiation interacts with polymers in two basic ways: chain scission, which results in reduced tensile strength and reduced elongation; and cross linking, which results in increased tensile strength and reduced elongation. Radiation resistance in plastic materials are required to counteract this.
Radiation resistance in plastics
Generally, plastic polymers that contain aromatic ring structures (e.g. polystyrene) are radiation resistant, whereas the aliphatic polymers exhibit varying degrees of radiation resistance depending upon their levels of unsaturation and substitution.
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