Why Should I Use Purging Compounds?

Purging Compounds are an easy-to-use and affordable way to dramatically reduce scrap & downtime in plastics manufacturing. When your machine is clean, your performance improves. But how do you know if purging compounds are right for you?

Learn why Purging Compounds are so important and see how Asaclean® helps your entire team succeed.

Purging Compounds Save You Time and Money.

Regardless of your process or industry, reducing color or material changeover times cuts down on bad parts and wasted man-hours and machine costs. Cleaning contamination out of your screw and barrel will save you costly downtime.

There are some misconceptions about purging that prevent processors from achieving their best results. Our in-depth guide will answer your questions, address those misconceptions, introduce best practices, and explain how and why purging compounds will benefit your facility.

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What are Purging Compounds?

Purging Compounds (also known as commercial purging compounds or CPC’s) are products formulated to clean injection molding machines, extruders, and blow molding machines.

They are optimized to clean your screw, barrel, hot runner, and extruder die thoroughly and quickly.

There are 3 main categories of purging compounds to consider, depending on your specific needs:

  • Mechanical Purging Compounds
  • Chemical Purging Compounds
  • Purging Concentrates

Why Are Purging Compounds Worth the Money?

Asaclean® Purging Compounds are worth the money because they work.

If you’re reading this section, pricing is probably one of your top concerns. We understand where you’re coming from. Fortunately, Asaclean® offers affordable, high-performance purging products specific to your needs.

But maybe you think your plant can’t afford purging compounds. There’s a good chance you can’t afford not to use Asaclean®.

If you think you’re saving your company money by using cheap alternatives to Asaclean®, think again. Virgin resin and regrind are not designed to clean. If pricing seems too good to be true, it probably is. Depending on your production resin, Asaclean® may cost more per-pound than what you’re running in your shop. But the cost-per-purge using Asaclean® is dramatically less than the cost-per-purge using regrind or virgin material. The cost-per-pound of your purge material is far less important than your overall cost savings.

Asaclean®’s Grades are fairly priced and help your plant increase your profit margins substantially. With our help, your company will see improvements. Check out our Cost Saving Calculator to get a good idea on what Asaclean® could save you. Your answer will be based off the results of hundreds of real-life Asaclean® customer experiences.

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Cost Saving Solutions

Asaclean® helps injection molders, extruders, and blow molders dramatically reduce scrap and downtime. Our products are designed to tackle your toughest processing challenges and make an immediate impact on your profitability.

Here are some of the many ways we can help you save:

Focus on Overall Savings

Many decision-makers only look at the Cost-Per-Pound when looking at Purge Suppliers.  Using a lower-cost option typically hurts your bottom line in the long term.  Track your processing data and focus on the overall Cost-Per-Purge. 

Over time, the cheaper option will often require 3-4x as much material as a higher quality purging compound like Asaclean®.

How Much Purge Should I Use?

For most situations, we recommend 1-2-barrel capacities of purging compounds or a load ratio of 15-20% for our concentrate. Some situations may require more Asaclean®, but we strive to solve your issues using as little product as possible.  

When it comes to purging compounds, less is more.  

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Why Asaclean®?

When you choose Asaclean®, you choose superior product quality, consistency, & performance. While there are purging compounds available, we are more than just MRO supplier. We offer world-class purging compounds with expert complimentary ongoing service and training to match. Your point-of-contact isn’t a salesperson. They are a processor. With over 200 years of combined processing experience, we understand your issue and can offer solutions. We’ve seen it all and are here to help you. When you work with Asaclean®, you have access to free ongoing consultations with a subject matter expert.

It is tough to have the support and availability of a supplier at a moment’s notice. That’s why once we started working with Asaclean® and had the ultimate support and knowledge of their staff we knew we hit a home run.”
Lucas E. , 1st Shift Supervisor, Custom Molder, Southeast

The Importance of Training

Asaclean® Purging Compounds are incredibly easy to use, but you will only see your best results when you follow our recommended purging procedures.

Many processors think all purging compounds can be used the same way. This common misconception will cost you in the short and long term. If you treat purge compounds as a one-size-fits-all solution, your cost savings will drop. All purging compounds are different and most have specific procedures for different processing situations. That is why we place such a premium on training your team. All processors are dealing with slightly different challenges, so it’s important that you follow the correct instructions.

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When you select Asaclean®, we will diagnose your issues, build out a free Purge Program, and train your shifts on how to get the best results. We will train your entire team to be Asaclean® Purging Experts. We’ll help you trial our product, provide in-person or virtual training, answer any questions, and be available to help your team succeed.

We will train new hires as you experience turnover. Your Purging Expert is available 24/7 for support, regardless of your shift. Our commitment to your team’s success is ongoing.


Your priorities and needs will vary based on the industries you serve. Our experience in different markets will give you exactly what you are looking for from your purge supplier.

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