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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Chris Melchiore

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4 Causes of Flow Lines in Blown Film Extrusion (and One Easy Solution)

Flow lines are one of the most common processing issues faced by blown film extruders. There..

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When Sheet Extruders Should Increase Heats While Purging (& When They Shouldn't)

I recently gave technical support to a new customer who is a Process Engineer at a mid-sized..

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Extrusion FAQ: Can I Run Purge Through Melt Pumps & Static Mixers?

Many extrusion processors ask us whether or not you can run purging compounds through melt..

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Removing Carbon in Blown Film Lines

Blown film extrusion processors deal with the same processing issues as everybody else. When..

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Purchasing Best Practices for Purging Compounds

OK, all the testing has been done. Value has been created and documented. The processors have..

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The Hidden Value of Soak Time for Chemical Purging Compounds

I was recently in a plant technically supporting a chemical purge trial in a very large sheet..

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Purging Dies in Blown Film Extrusion

In some cases, purging a blown film line with a commercial purge compound to help with a..

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Chemical Purge Tip: Put The Heat Where You Need The Help

When using a chemical purge compound, remember to help the chemical action do the work.  If you..

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Are You Using More Purge Compound Than You Did Before?

Is your purging compound not performing as well as it did in the past?  Are you using more than..

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In Purging, Knowing is Half the Battle

Before I even think about what grade of purging compounds to recommend, the first thing I have..

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