By applying an optimized and well-targeted radiation dose, it is possible to improve a multitude of performance characteristics of plastics and semiconductors.

The switching speed of semiconductors, especially thyristors, can be optimized by means of irradiation. In addition, the depth of color of a variety of materials can be enhanced by electron-beam treatment.

The treatment of plastic granules is a special form of refinement. Irradiation may be employed to improve processing behavior or change microstructures, resulting in better additive properties.