BGS Beta-Gamma-Service, specialised provider in the area of radiation crosslinking and radiation sterilization, is presenting a virtual trade fair this year for the first time. The BGS Irradiation Service Days (ISD) will take place on 29 and 30 September and focus on radiation crosslinking and radiation sterilization. On 30 September between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., experts from science and industry will discuss currents trends and themes revolving around plastics technology and radiation crosslinking. With six virtual fair spaces and live conferences and discussions, the interactive fair offers guided tours and possibilities for a personal exchange. With a focus on the potential of radiation crosslinking, especially with regard to new mobility concepts, digitalisation as well as 3D printing, the BGS ISD on 30 September will primarily be addressing a professional audience from the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, cable and electrical industries. Participation in the BGS ISD is free of charge. Registration is now possible via the event website at: https://en.bgs.eu/isd21/
The BGS ISD is a two-day virtual event over the course of which more than 15 experts from business, industry, research and associations will be presenting themes from the world of radiation crosslinking and radiation sterilization. The live presentations, interviews and discussion groups conducted in German and partly in English will be complemented by a virtual trade fair where visitors can find further information and numerous download materials in virtual spaces, and arrange talks with technical experts.
Focus on radiation crosslinking on 30 September
In the morning on 30 September, plastics technology and radiation crosslinking will be the main focus: As the largest provider of industrial irradiation services in Germany, BGS will be offering presentations and discussions at the virtual fair on the use of radiation crosslinking and its possibilities, for example, in the area of e-mobility. Experts will demonstrate in which applications crosslinked thermoplastics can replace high-performance plastics. “E-mobility, cable technology and digitalisation continually pose new challenges for the materials used, in particular, with regard to weight, temperature resistance and duration. The properties of commodity plastics and technical plastics can be substantially improved to meet the increasing demands. At the BGS ISD, we will use live presentations, digital descriptions and knowledge transfer to show which potentials radiation crosslinking offers for relevant applications,” explains Managing Director of BGS, Dr. Andreas Ostrowicki.
In the area of radiation sterilization, internal and external experts will discuss the possibilities and limitations of technology on 29 September from 1 – 6 p.m., comparing other sterilization processes and providing information, amongst other things, about back-up solutions to optimise the supply chain.
With almost 600 customers from 30 countries, BGS Beta-Gamma-Service is the leading provider of industrial irradiation services in Germany.
Trade fair highlights
In addition to live contributions about the potential of radiation crosslinking for e-mobility, amongst other things, the BGS ISD will also feature external presentations around the topic of radiation crosslinking. Renowned experts such as Prof. Martin Bonnet, professor of materials engineering and plastics at the Technical University Cologne, Dipl. Ing. Uwe Stenglin from Rotfeld Consulting or Prof. Ulrich Bruhnke, CEO TechMAG AG, will provide insights into the future of polymer materials, address the challenges of e-mobility for components and materials, and discuss the opportunities radiation crosslinking offers for additive manufacturing.
Additionally, a guided virtual tour of the production and logistics halls at BGS’s headquarters in Wiehl will form the highlight of the trade show. Participants can view the four electron accelerators as well as the 5 MCi strong cobalt-60 gamma facility, and will be able to ask questions live.