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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Black-specs

Optimizing Shot Size When Purging Molding Machines

Contrary to popular belief, you should never perform shots at 100% when purging an injection..

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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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4 Ways to Reduce Hot Runner Manifold Contamination

Hot runners are incredibly useful tools for producing consistent, high-quality parts. But hot..

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How Injection Molders Can Save Money Purging Super-Engineering Resins

Super-Engineering resins run at extremely high temperatures and require purges with a greater..

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Make Sure The Purge You've Been Buying Still Makes Sense for Your Processing Needs

A large injection molding plant in the Southeast has been buying Asaclean Purging Compounds for..

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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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Expert Purging Tips for Your Top 5 Processing Headaches

I recently asked my customers to share with me what their Number 1 processing problem was. The..

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How Back Pressure & Screw Speed Help Your Purge Perform

Back pressure is a huge factor in getting the most out of mechanical purging compounds.  It..

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How to Achieve Cost Savings in Blown Film Extrusion

Plastics processors have different ways of measuring success when purging. Some care about..

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6 External Causes of Rejects That Plastics Processors Often Overlook

In past blogs we have examined how processing conditions can lead to contamination issues...

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