CUSTOM Webinars
Using Purging Compound as Part of a "Preventative Maintenance" Approach to Achieve Better Time and Cost Savings
Date: November 13, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM to EST

John has been providing technical support for purging applications at Sun Plastech for over 15 years. John's chemical engineering background coupled with the expertise gained from sales and technical support experiences qualify him as one of the most knowledgeable purging compound experts in America. His articles on purging have been published in several industry magazines with high acclaim.

Duration: Not provided
Cost: Free

John Pizzo, Technical Service and Development Engineer for Sun Plastech Inc. (Asahi Kasei Group)

As a processor, you're probably no stranger to the typical purging applications such as color and material changes. You're also well-aware of the benefits of using a good purging compound. Or are you? Are you using your purging compound to its fullest potential? Is your purge saving your company time and money on every application possible? Or do you subscribe to that old saying: "If it isn't broken, don't fix it?" What if it *is* broken but you just don't know it yet? If you apply this to purging that means you only purge when you SEE the problem, but chances are the problem has been brewing for quite some time. And when you purge at this point, you could be burning through an excessive amount of purge and time to fix the problem, and in some cases, may not even fix the problem!

This webinar takes a slightly different approach to addressing processing issues that can be resolved by purging. It explains how adopting a "Preventative Maintenance" program using periodic purging can further help save on changeover time, resin and purge material and ultimately money. It also stresses the unique benefits of using purging compound as a sealing agent during temporary or extended machine shutdowns. Also, it's proven that an effective purge can reduce and in some cases even eliminate the need for screw-pulls. And when they're absolutely unavoidable, a purging compound should be used to make the screw-pull faster with less effort. Finally, this presentation details some of the preventable causes of product contamination issues and potential solutions.

Who should attend:

  • Any injection molding or extrusion processors experiencing long changeover times.

  • Processors with high scrap rates due to carbon or color contamination.

  • Processors experiencing long and troublesome machine start-ups due to contamination.

  • Companies that do frequent machine overhauls (screw-pulls) due to contamination.

About ASACLEAN - Sun Plastech Inc.

ASACLEAN - Sun Plastech Inc. manufactures and distributes ASACLEAN Purging Compound, a respected name in over 60 countries around the world. Established in 1996, the company serves thermoplastic injection molders and extruders across North and South America. Sun Plastech is backed by the technology and resources of its parent company, one of the world's leading chemical companies, Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. Asahi Kasei is an ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified company.