Purging compounds save valuable injection molding, extruder and blow molding machine time, labor, resin and rejects. Most custom molders do not realize just how much.
Using a purging compound can provide huge savings and it is an immediate return on investment. There is no risk involved and the reward, which is savings, continues to add up every time you purge.
In my previous processing position as a Process Engineer, I was asked to find ways to reduce plastic scrap. A typical material change on a 350 Ton machine previously took 30 minutes and 10-15 pounds of base resin. The same change over with a purging compound required only 10 minutes and only 3 pounds of ASACLEAN. Considering the savings on just this one application, imagine the total cost savings across the board in your facility? Well, you won’t have to imagine because you can actually determine your cost savings by using our interactive cost savings calculator.
If you’d like more info of how you can use purging compounds to improve efficiency at your thermoplastic processing plant, contact me.