Electron Beam curing (EBC) is one of the most powerful industrial curing technologies commercially available today.

The specialty of EBC is the ability of the EBC to penetrate the surface to fully cure and close the surface of the very thick, multiple acrylic coating layers, which makes it possible for the high chemical resistance surface of ChemTemp Xtreme, characterized by high performance surface finish.

Westlab’s ChemTemp Xtreme utilizes the advantages of the EBC technology with acrylic resin. ChemTemp Xtreme has not a single, but double coating of acrylic combination for better surface performance, reduced VOCs, and low carbon footprint since the EBC process does not produce CO2.  

ChemTemp Xtreme EBC surface layer is combined with phenolic treated virgin-pulp kraft paper, processed under high temperature and high pressure to ensure compliance with the EN438 standards for its physical properties. The process requires special calibration to the temperature, pressure, and duration of production. The result is ChemTemp Xtreme with a flat surface, complete with chemical resistance suitable for professional laboratory use. 

Quality Standards / Certificate  Properties / Attributes 
European Standard EN438  Physical endurance based on the EN438 Part 4, as ChemTemp Xtreme has a built-up similar to that of a compact laminate with the exception of an EBC chemical resistant product surface. The EN438 also includes the criteria for “Surface Flatness”. The careful control of temperature, pressure and duration of the production, coupled with the EBC cured surface and virgin pulp phenolic resin impregnated kraft paper ensures the compliance for ChemTemp Xtreme with high stability and flatness value. 
GREENGUARD / GREENGUARD GOLD  Low VOC emission, due to the use of the acrylic resin and the EBC process, making the product suitable for indoor applications such as closed laboratory environment. 
Singapore Green Label  An ecolabel certificate testifying the use of sustainable materials made from virgin-pulp. 
SEFA 8 and Selected 91 Chemicals Tests  A most important attribute of the product for its chemical resistance, ChemTemp Xtreme has been tested for 91 most common chemicals used in laboratories worldwide, including the 49 chemicals specified by SEFA. All tests are done for a duration of 24 hours by third-party internationally accredited laboratory, TUV SUV PSB Laboratory in Singapore. 
Termite Resistance  Termites thrive in an environment where microbes are present. These microbes help to break down the cellulose of wood materials into food sources that can be digested by termites. ChemTemp Xtreme is a product of high heat and high pressure, with a high density of at least 1.35g/cm3 . There is no air pocket or moisture trap in the product core, making it a non-conducive environment for microbes, especially fungi, to grow. The absence of these microbes makes ChemTemp Xtreme unattractive for the survival of even the most dangerous termite for buildings, the Subterranean termite. 

Table 1: Properties and attributes of ChemTemp Xtreme