A new continuous method is developed to crosslink polyethylene, based on a photoinitiated radical reaction. An experimental production line for low density polyethylene (LDPE) extrudate is constructed with a Brabender@ extruder and an "Irradiation Unit" on line. Some new initiators of benzophenone derivatives are prepared to overcome the volatility of benzophenone and increase its compatibility with the polymer matrix. Extraction and gel swelling experiments are performed to characterize the crosslinking of t…
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