Clean Production for Your Extruder
Contamination adds up quickly for processors in wire, tube, & pipe extrusion. Scrap rates and gets out of control. With each passing moment, the potential for profits either increases or dwindles. So when it comes to material & color changeovers, these processes must be swift, efficient, and effective. That's where Asaclean® Purging Compounds come in, offering transformative solutions to optimize changeovers and maximize production time.
The Challenge of Changeovers
Extrusion professionals like process engineers and plant managers are familiar with the struggles of changeovers. The process can be time-consuming, leading to increased scrap rates and substantial downtime. Such challenges are particularly critical in sectors like wire, tube, and pipe extrusion, where numerous factors, including color and material changes, residue, and carbon contamination, come into play.
A Solution to Revolutionize Your Process
Asahi Kasei designed Asaclean® Purging Compounds to address these challenges. Engineered to be versatile, effective, and efficient, they dramatically reduce the time and complexity involved in changeovers. These compounds are the trusted choice for many extruders globally, delivering consistent, high-quality results.
The Asaclean® Advantage
The advantages of Asaclean® Purging Compounds extend beyond time and cost savings. They also enhance the quality and consistency of your extrusion process, ensuring your production maintains the highest standards. Here's how:
Minimized Downtime and Scrap Rates
Extruders using Asaclean® Purging Compounds report significant reductions in downtime and scrap rates. Seamlessly facilitating color and material changes, Asaclean® minimizes production disruptions, leading to more efficient operations and decreased waste.
Improved Quality of Output
By ensuring a thorough purge during changeovers, Asaclean® eliminates problems like gels, residue, and carbon contamination, which can compromise the quality of your final product. This results in consistent, high-quality output, keeping your customers satisfied and your reputation intact.
In addition to facilitating seamless changeovers, using Asaclean®preventative purging will contribute to proactive equipment maintenance. Regular use of these compounds can prevent the accumulation of residue and contamination, reducing the need for unplanned equipment maintenance and promoting overall machine health.
Putting Asaclean® to Work in Your Extrusion Process
Asaclean® Purging Compounds offer a straightforward solution to the challenges of changeovers. Implementing them into your extrusion process can be as simple as integrating a Purge Program into your operations. Doing so can prevent contamination from forming on your screw and barrel, reducing issues like inconsistent output and gauge variance.
Choosing the correct grade of Asaclean® for your specific needs is crucial. Different grades excel in various applications, so working with an Asaclean® Purging Expert can ensure you use the most suitable compound for your goals.
The Proof is in the Production
Asaclean® Purging Compounds have proven their worth in the real world. Zach J., a Plant Manager in Ohio, reduced his changeover time from four hours to 15 minutes by incorporating Asaclean® into his operations. Such testimonials demonstrate the tangible benefits of these purging compounds in extrusion processes.
Efficiency and quality are keys in the demanding world of wire, tube, and pipe extrusion. With Asaclean® Purging Compounds, you can master your changeovers, reduce downtime, and ensure your production remains at the highest standard. By leveraging the power of Asaclean®, process engineers and plant managers can optimize their operations, meet their customer's expectations, and ultimately, drive their profits to another level.
Ready to reduce your production downtime to protect your profits? Request a Free Sample of Asaclean today.
Tom Hanvey is the Senior Marketing Manager for Asaclean Purging Compounds. He's worked in the plastics industry for over 6 years and focuses on providing easy-to-digest content to processors looking for an edge on their competition.