FAQ’s

Here you will find frequently asked questions about the ASACLEAN Purging Compound. (Click on the 4 categories to the left for more specific FAQ’s)

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Is there any concern of ASACLEAN reacting with any of the materials I process?

Answer
ASACLEAN is a resin-based purging compound of either styrenic or olefinic nature.  There are no worries of ASACLEAN reacting with any processing resins, additives or colorants.

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Does ASACLEAN leave residue behind after purging?

Answer
ASACLEAN is generally considered to be a low-residue purging agent, making it suitable for most purging applications.  For especially residue-sensitive materials such as clear or soft materials, we have “low-residue” specialty grades such as E or U Grade.

Question
We are concerned about running any abrasive materials through our machines.  Is your glass-filled EX Grade abrasive and could it cause any damage?

Answer
While this is a legitimate concern, you should know that all ASACLEAN grades are designed for maximum cleaning and minimal residue while being safe for the machines’ surfaces.  EX Grade has high-scrubbing power yet is minimally abrasive. Using EX Grade is not the same as running a glass-filled processing resin because its residence time within the barrel is so short.  There is virtually no wear and tear to the screw and barrel.

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Does ASACLEAN contain blowing agents?

Answer
Although some may notice a small degree of expansion while purging, ASACLEAN does not contain any blowing agents.

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Does ASACLEAN have any ISO certifications?

Answer
ASACLEAN is manufactured in an ISO certified facility.