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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Cost-savings-analysis

The Importance of Plugging the Vents During a  Purge Sequence

While working with many compounders in North America, it has come to my attention that the..

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Injection Molding Defects: Poor Color Dispersion

Injection molding defects are frustrating.  All processors can agree on that.  The worst..

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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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3 Mechanical Tips to Help Assist with Screw Pull Overhauls

A process engineer and I have been actively working on a purge program for a new aerospace..

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2 Common Causes of Distortion in Injection Molding

A common defect found in injection molding is Distortion. Distortion is when the molded part is..

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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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How Hot Is It? Understanding Operating Temperatures In Plastics Processing

You may think you know what your melt temperature is, but do you really?  Do you know what the..

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Backpressure & Decompression

 Back Pressure in an injection molding process is often defined as “the resistance of the screw..

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5 Chemical Purging Tips to Avoid Die Teardowns

Earlier this year, I worked on purge project with an operations manager at an extrusion plant in..

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Bridging the Gap

More often than not, thermoplastic processors run more than one resin. This is not a secret to..

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