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)
- Is there any concern of ASACLEAN reacting with any of the materials I process?
- Does ASACLEAN leave residue behind after purging?
- We are concerned about running any abrasive materials through our machines. Is your glass-filled EX Grade abrasive and could it cause any damage?
- Does ASACLEAN contain blowing agents?
- Does ASACLEAN have any ISO certifications?
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.
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.
We are concerned about running any abrasive materials through our machines. Is your glass-filled EX Grade abrasive and could it cause any damage?
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.
Although some may notice a small degree of expansion while purging, ASACLEAN does not contain any blowing agents.
ASACLEAN is manufactured in an ISO certified facility.