Borated Polyethylene

Borated Polyethylene Borated Polyethylene


Light-weight, cost-effective and durable, borated polyethylene is a great solution for a wide variety of shielding applications. Commonly used for medical, nuclear and industrial neutron shielding, borated polyethylene is ideal for medical vaults and doors for linear particle accelerators, as well as other radiation and research applications, including nuclear reactors and construction of nuclear-powered vessels.

Key Features of Borated Polyethylene:

• Available with 1%, 2% and 5% boron content (by weight) or virgin formulas.
• Made from the finest polymers available.
• High cross-section for consistent neutron attenuation.
• Durable over a wide temperature range.
• Standard sheet size is 48”x96”x1” (1219 mm x 2438 mm x 25.4 mm), approximate weight is 160 lbs (72.57 kg).
• Custom sheets, blocks and slabs also available.
• Available finishing options, including custom cutting into any shape or part. 

Benefits of Borated Polyethylene:

• Reduce exposure to harmful neutron radiation
• Light-weight; easy to handle and install
• Easily fabricated using standard woodworking tools
• Cost-effective

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