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ASACLEAN™ Recommends Machinery Sealing Over Holiday Shutdown for Reduced Start-Up Time and Scrap Rate

Use of purging compound for shutdown & sealing cuts start-up time and scrap rate is up to 70%, resulting in a full day of production on first day back.

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ASACLEAN™, manufacturer of the industry-leading commercial purging compound for thermoplastic injection molders, extruders, and blown film providers, is touting the benefits of sealing with purging compounds before shutting machinery down for the winter break – even if it’s only for a weekend. Particularly timely given the upcoming holiday season, the often overlooked exercise best ensures a full day of production on the first day back, rather than wasting time running scrap – sometimes for several hours – before production can recommence.


The thorough purging and seal maintained by ASACLEAN purging compound significantly reduces oxygen from contributing to degradation during extended holiday downtime. Unlike certain competing compounds that contain acrylic, ASACLEAN’s compounds are thermally stable, and therefore ideal for shutdown and sealing.


Most thermoplastic resins, when left in the barrel for even a short time, are likely to degrade and cause product contamination. By contrast, ASACLEAN compound thoroughly purges the barrel and screw, displacing resins from the machine completely and preventing contamination or deposit formation. ASACLEAN’s formulations also are highly suitable for sealing hot runners and dies.


Benefits of ASACLEAN purging compounds include:

· Faster changeovers and reduced machine downtime

· Lower rejects, less scrap

· Effective removal of color and carbon contamination

· Reduced need for screw-pulls

· Increased productivity

· Greater cost savings


For manufacturers with shutdown questions, or other questions about the company’s product portfolio, ASACLEAN offers a free 10-minute consultation with a purging process expert. Call 800.787.4348 or visit today to ensure shipment in time for your shutdown.

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