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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Black-specs

How to Remove Black Specks from Clear & Colored Parts

Black specks and/or streaks are one of the most common processing defects faced by molders,..

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Two-Step Purging: High-to-Low Temp Changeovers Without Black Specks

We know that very few plants are only running super-engineering resins, engineering resins, or..

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2 Ways to Be More Cost-Effective During Resin Shortages

Many customers that I am speaking with nowadays are having issues with their resin supply. When..

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11 Helpful & Actionable Purging Tips for Compounders

Although compounding is extrusion, it is a unique enough subset of extrusion to merit its own..

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4 Preventative Purging Tips to Super-Charge your Preventative Maintenance

A lack of a preventative purging program may be costly in terms of plastics processing..

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Half the Purge, Double the Savings: Reducing Scrap in PVC Extrusion

An extrusion company asked us for a consultation to assist in purging rigid PVC from extruders,..

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How Layering Hurts Your Extrusion Output

A profile extrusion plant presented us with a reduced output problem. Production was deemed “too..

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Asaclean Cheat Sheet: The Right Purging Compound for Most Situations

When processors start using purging compounds, many do not know where to start when it's time to..

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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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