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Purging Compound Insights And Tips

Topic: Sheet-extrusion

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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How to Pick the Best Purging Compound For Your Extruder

When it comes to cleaning different kinds of extrusion equipment, there is no one-size-fits-all..

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5 Tips for Processing Heat-Sensitive Resins in Sheet Extrusion

Recently I performed a trial at a PVC sheet extruder who produces roofing. It took them 8-12..

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Thickness Control for Sheet Extrusion

When extruding a flat sheet on a die we can have variations in thickness. Some variations can be..

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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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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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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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Purge Your Thinking:Regrind Will Cost You

“Purging Compounds are too expensive. We will use our own resin or regrind instead.”

These are..

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