ASACLEAN™, an industry-leading commercial purging compound for thermoplastic injection molders and extruders, will showcase its portfolio of purging solutions for industrial machinery at Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Cleveland, Northeast Ohio's only comprehensive design and manufacturing event, to be held March 29-30 at the Huntington Convention Center.
Technical sales representatives and industry experts will be on hand throughout the show to discuss ASACLEAN’s portfolio of mechanical, chemical and hybrid purging grades – a product suite whose broadness reflects the wide range of specific manufacturing processes and resins used in injection molding, extrusion, film & sheet, blow-molding, and blown-film applications.
ASACLEAN™ benefits include faster changeovers for reduced downtime, effective removal of color/carbon contamination, reduced screw-pulls, lower scrap/reject rate, increased productivity and greater cost savings. Among other products, the company offers the UF2 Grade purging compound for blown and cast film extrusion applications, as well as injection molding. Ideal for fast color and material changes, UF2 grade can be purged through a die without removing it, can effectively remove gels and contamination that is not carbonized, and has excellent compatibility with PE resins.
UF2 grade purging compound is recommended for color changes, material changes, hot runner cleaning and shutdown/sealing. Use of UF2 grade compound requires less product than competing products and results in quicker cleanup. For blown film applications, UF2 Grade purging compound also helps manufacturers “hold the bubble,” minimizing downtime to increase productivity. For blow molding application, UF2 helps hold the parison.
Another noteworthy ASACLEAN™ product is its N Series of chemical purging compounds, which excel in a wide range of plastics manufacturing applications, including injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and extrusion blown film. A noted benefit of chemical purging compounds is their rapid foaming action when activated by heat. This sturdy yet flowing constitution allows chemical compounds to scour difficult-to-access nooks and crannies in machines where thorough purges between runs are highly necessary. Another advantage is its sub-micron particle size, making for quick, easy displacement with a supplementary carrier resin.
Other popular ASACLEAN™ products include the PF Grade for high-temperature applications; the EX Grade for advanced scrubbing capabilities; and the HP Grade, which was developed specifically for polypropylene applications.