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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Extrusion-troubleshooting

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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Purge Compounds--For Dessert?

For many processors, purge compounds are just a small piece of the pie for their business. Many..

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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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Managing Your Purging Compound Inventory to Avoid a Sudden Shortage

In the day-to-day business of selling purging compounds and managing customer accounts, there..

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Preventative Maintenance: The Best Offense is a Good Defense

I think it is safe to say everyone in a manufacturing environment has heard a colleague say, “if..

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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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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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Color Streaking - Common Causes and Easy Solutions

Plastics processors who run multiple colors and materials on the same processing equipment will..

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How to Prevent Splitting Hangar Dies for Color or Material Changes for Cast Film Extrusion

I recently visited a prospect who produces cast films from 0.003” to 0.025” in various resins..

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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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