Purging for Custom Molders

Custom molders do it all. There’s no order you can’t handle, and your team will work around the clock to get the job done right. But with stiff competition, your reputation means everything. Your success depends on fast and predictable color and material changeovers. You’re up against the clock and cannot afford any contamination issues or you will miss your deadlines. We understand what you’re dealing with. Asaclean® Purging Compounds have been helping custom molders reduce changeover time and eliminate scrap for over 25 years. Let’s examine some of the challenges custom molders face and show you ways Asaclean® can help.

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Time is Money for Custom Molding Shops

You take great pride in your shop’s ability to complete any job, and you welcome a challenge. When times are good, you’re running around the clock to deliver for your customers. When times are tough, you need to exceed quality expectations and deliver ahead of deadlines to gain an edge over other molding shops. 

You cannot afford unpredictable or lengthy color or material changes.

You need fast changeovers to deliver on tight deadlines.

If you have scrap or downtime, you’re missing out on saleable parts. 

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Whether you’re making sports courts running polypropylene in 10-15 different colors, using super-engineering resins like PEEK for medical parts, or color changes in caps & closures using high-cavitation molds, you need to be ready to produce any kind of part using any resin or color.

We run about twenty different colors and we don't have to pull our screws. We don't have to do anything additional, other than running the Asaclean® between colors. We never have contamination issues or streaking.”
Rodney Davenport , Vice President, CH3 Solutions, Custom Molder, Georgia

If you try to cut corners to hit deadlines, you might end up with defects and customer complaints that can jeopardize your contracts moving forward.

Molding shops are always looking for ways to get an edge on the competition. When you’re fighting for contracts that can make or break your year, you need a secret weapon.

Fortunately, we understand what you’re dealing with.

Asaclean® Purging Compounds have been the top choice for custom molders for more than twenty-five years. Here’s why.

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On average, Asaclean®’s custom molding customers save 57% on reduced scrap & downtime.


Why Asaclean® is the Best Choice for Custom Molders

1. Our Products Will Solve Your Issue

We offer Mechanical Purging CompoundsChemical Purging Compounds, and Purging Concentrates designed to tackle your unique set of processing challenges. We’ve seen it all and are here to help.

Faster changeovers, easier hot runner cleaning, & same-day delivery

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2. Superior Performance

Asaclean® offers an unrivaled product lineup designed with custom molders’ challenges in mind.

Asaclean® grades:

Asaclean® offers Purging Compounds engineered for your specific resins, processing temperatures, and applications. We have solutions to all your processing needs.

Introducing Asaclean® has made a tremendous improvement at our shop. Before, it would take us up to 30 minutes just to purge one color or material before we could start a different job. Now that time is down to five to ten minutes, max. It has helped us become more efficient and has improved our start times. It is truly the best purging agent I have worked with."
Eric M. , Process Engineer, Custom Molder, Indiana

3. Competitive Pricing & Dramatic Cost Savings

Custom molders usually have three things in mind when they call us:

Faster color changeovers, reducing scrap rates, and pricing.

If you’re reading this, pricing is probably one of your top concerns as well.

Fortunately for you, Asaclean® offers affordable, high-performance options specific to the needs of custom molding shops. If pricing is your top concern, we have solutions for you.

But maybe you think your plant can’t afford Asaclean®. We frequently hear from Process Engineers & Buyers who don’t think they can afford purging compounds. Some think regrind and virgin resin are better options. There’s a good chance you can’t afford not to use Asaclean®. Let’s clear up a common misconception about purging.

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Cost-per-Purge vs. Cost-per-Pound

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 your machine or your hot runner. If pricing seems too good to be true, it probably is. Your performance will suffer. Using these will lead to slower changeovers and increased scrap cutting into your already tight margins and will seriously jeopardize delivery times.

Asaclean® pays for itself and then some."
Russ C., Plant Manager, Custom Molder, Wisconsin

4. Unrivaled Technical & Product Support

We are not just an MRO supplier. We consider ourselves an extension of your team. Our sole focus is helping your team make better parts for less money. We take pride in helping custom molders save.

From a buying standpoint, one thing that really sticks out regarding some plastics was there are solutions providers. They help us solve the problem. They have provided technical support, training, and product support followed.”
Ray R. , Supply Chain Manager, Washington

Asaclean®’s Purging Compounds come with a dedicated Purging Expert with processing experience. When you start working with Asaclean®, your Expert will:

These value-adds are all complimentary and are considered part of Asaclean®’s services.

Implementing an Asaclean® Purge Program will have an immediate impact on your cost savings.

We are available for complimentary on-site visits on short notice, and are here for you around the clock. If you’re dealing with something urgent, we also offer free virtual support via Skype, Teams, or the service of your choice.

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If you have new hires, we want to make sure they receive the same level of training that the rest of your team benefits from during in-person visits. Let us know and we will train them immediately so you continue to see the same high level of Asaclean® performance.

5. Robust Supply-Chain & JIT-Delivery

Custom molders know that things change often. To earn your trust, a Purge Partner needs consistent performance and reliable delivery times.

If you choose Asaclean®, you won’t have to worry about supply chain issues or inconsistent product performance.

If I order on a Monday, it's here within a day or two. I've been buying 6 years and it's right every time. Combined with the service and performance, it's an unbelievable total package.”
Dave S. , Production Manager, Custom Molder, Southeast

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