Why Purging is Essential in Aerospace
You are in one of the most competitive markets and are fighting for an edge to secure contracts with OEM’s. You are expected to work with incredibly tight tolerances. Safety is your main concern. But cost is equally important. There aren’t as many contracts to go around, so quality is essential.
You need to produce parts both large and small with incredibly high standards. Whether you’re running railcars of ABS for luggage bins, interior panels, super-engineering resins for engine components and fuselage, coating wire for electronics, extruding multilayer acrylic windows, or anything in-between, you’re trying to keep your scrap rates incredibly low while producing a staggering volume of parts.
Plastics make airplanes lighter, safer, and more durable, yet the same additives that give plastics huge advantages also make them more difficult to process consistently. You work with difficult resins like PEEK, PSU, PC, PEK, PMMA, ABS, & POM. Hot runner color changes aren’t easy and valve gates have their share of challenges.
Supply-chain issues and JIT-delivery requirements ramp up the pressure even more.
OEM’s have annual cost reduction programs which in turn means you need to find production and process efficiency improvements every year. This pits you against your competitors to drive down costs. If you secure a contract, your OEM constantly asks for you to get the job done cheaper and have very strict product qualifications.
How can you maximize efficiencies while dramatically cutting costs?
We know you must be incredibly price-conscious, but if you cut corners to keep costs down, you might end up with defects and customer complaints that can jeopardize your contracts moving forward.
This puts you in a very difficult spot. Fortunately, we understand what you’re dealing with.
Asaclean® Purging Compounds have been a top choice of the aerospace industry for twenty-five years. Here’s why.