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.
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:
This special report newly released by PN and sponsored by The Conair Group examines current trends in the use of plastics in automotive, materials innovations and the changing landscape. It includes a review of legislative/regulatory activity impacting vehicle development and lightweighting, market opportunities & challenges for mold and toolmakers, innovative design strategies being implemented by major OEMs and suppliers, as well as a review of key indicators in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China.Learn more
This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.Learn more
Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.
As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.
February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015
June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015
September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015More Events