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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Reduce-downtime

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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Failure Equals Success When Processing Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics (PCRs)

To paraphrase Thomas Edison when asked how it felt to fail at making a light bulb over 1000..

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4 Tips for Easier Start-Ups for Large Extruders

Extrusion is complicated. There are countless variables and different processes, and machine..

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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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Surviving the Rise in Resin Costs: Purging is Your Secret Weapon

The cost of resins has been on the rise since last year, and some production facilities may be..

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Easier Super-Engineering Changeovers for Custom Molders

Processing Super-Engineering Resins like PEEK, PEKK, ULTEM, Torlon, PSU or Teflon can be very..

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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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Repro, Regrind, & Processing Defects

Different plant standards now force us to recover as much material as possible. In some cases..

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