What is Ultra Purge™ PO?
Ultra Purge™ products from Chem-Trend are highly efficient purging compounds developed to match with materials, machines, and operating ranges of plastics processors producing a wide range of end products. The Ultra Purge™ PO extracts the material residues that can build-up in hot runner systems and cause hang up spots in injection moulded parts weeks after a colour change.
A recent trial made by Chem-Trend demonstrated that Ultra Purge™ PO purging compound can also pull carbon chunks from injection moulders’ hot runner systems. Industry experts from Chem-Trend, indicate that changing to Ultra Purge™ can boost efficiency in industrial packaging, injection moulding processes and reduce costs.
The benefits of using Ultra Purge™ PO
At a bucket manufacturer’s site, Chem-Trend’s European Sales Manager Graziano Pestarino observed that using Ultra Purge™ PO, production downtime and scrappage decreased by 50 per cent compared to the purge compound previously used.
Graziano Pestarino said, “The trials with Ultra Purge™ PO showed chunks of carbon being pulled out from the hot runners. As for the colour change, Ultra Purge™ PO was not only pulling out the red colour from the previous production run, but also traces from earlier used colours. Though the performed cleaning of screw and barrel by the previous used purge compound was adequate, it was failing to purge the hot runner systems. That lingering contamination is what led to excessive downtime and scrappage.”
The product has also shown to be more economical to use, as the bucket manufacturer previously has been using double the ultrapurge compound needed compared to the Ultra Purge™ PO compound.
Since its founding in 1960, Chem-Trend has evolved into a global organization that delivers value-added Chem-Trend is the most proven partner in the world for release agents, purging compounds, and other related process chemical specialties. Using a customer-centric approach combined with deep research and development, Chem-Trend is dedicated to providing expertise and innovative solutions to improve product quality, production efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainability for its customers now and well into the future. The company offers a globally integrated network of experienced, knowledgeable, and insightful production and technical experts, with leading-edge research and development facilities supporting myriad industries and needs. Chem-Trend serves customers through offices in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe and is part of the Freudenberg Group. www.chemtrend.com