PT ZONE: Purging

MATERIALS AND ADDITIVES AT NPE: Spotlight on Performance, Economy, and Sustainability
Lots of news in engineering thermoplastic compounds, TPEs, and purging agents, plus a wide range of colorants and additives. More (+)
MATERIALS: High-Temperature Purging Compounds for 'Super' Engineering Resins
Sun Plastech has launched new compounds for purging "super-engineering resins" from molding and extrusion machines. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Purging

Get Ready for the Extrusion '15 Conference

Two-day event slated for Nov. 2-3 in Charlotte.

Cromex Appointed New Ultra Purge Distributor in Brazil

Large Brazil-based producer of masterbatch colors, resins and additives will now be handling Moulds Plus' purging material.

MATERIALS: PP Purging Compound For Large Auto Parts

Sun Plastech's newest PP-based Compound for large automotive parts now available in North America.

Follow These Tips to Clean Your Blown Film System

Proper purging procedures can avoid the need to shut down the line for cleaning. Here's one expert's advice.

How to Avoid Problems When Using Commercial Purging Compounds

The best approach is to implement and standardize a three-step program to ensure you are purging in the best and most cost-effective manner possible.

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OVERVIEW:
Purging

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Purging compounds are used by processors to clean out polymer, color and other impurities from the machine and tooling between production runs. There are three general kinds of purging compounds: chemical; abrasive; and non-abrasive.


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Sooner or later you will need to purge your machine. Which material should you use to purge your screw and barrel?

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