U Grade – Enhanced General Purpose
U Grade is a versatile, high-performance purging compound especially suited for color and material changes for thermoplastic injection molding and extrusion molding machines.
U Grade Purging Compound Features
- General purpose meets high performance.
U Grade’s styrenic-based cleaning power approaches that of our strongest scrubber, EX Grade, but without the glass filler. This makes U Grade ideal for applications that require higher detergency while maintaining lower residue.
- Purges most commodity and engineering resins.
U Grade has a wide service temperature range encompassing most commodity, engineering and super-engineering resins, eliminating the need for multiple upgrades.
U Grade purging compound is also recommended for hot runner cleaning, as well as sealing and shutting down machines to prevent carbon on start-ups.
U Grade Purging Compound Applications*
|U||See our other grades|
|Color Changes||EX, UP, HP, E, PF, PX2, NB, NC, NF, NH|
|Material Changes||EX, UP, E, PF, PX2, NB, NC, NF, NH|
|Hot Runner Cleaning||UP, HP, E, PF, NH|
|Shutdown/Sealing||UP, HP, E, PF, NB, NC|
|Clear/Low Residue Applications||E|
|High Temperature Resins||PF, PX2|
|Low Temperature Resins||E|
|Carbon/Color Contamination||EX, PX2, NF, NH|
U Grade’s processing temperature is 180°C to 330°C (355°F to 625°F)*. U Grade requires a 0.020″ (0.5 mm) clearance for hot runner gates and extrusion dies, and 100 mesh is required for extrusion screen packs. Please connect with a Purging Process Expert for further information.
*If using material between 330-360°C (625-680 °F), local ventilation is required.
Tips For Proper Usage Of ASACLEAN
- For maximum performance, ASACLEAN should not be diluted with other materials.
- ASACLEAN does not work by chemical reaction, so there is no soak time or hold-up time required for an effective purge. (Mechanical Purge Grades)
- ASACLEAN works best with maximum agitation – use the maximum safe screw speed and, for thermoplastic injection molding, also use maximum safe back pressure with the screw in the most forward position. (Mechanical Purge Grades)
Purging Compound Process Resource Center
Running a purging compound through your extrusion and thermoplastic injection molding machines isn’t always a straightforward task.
To supplement our onsite Clean & Lean Training program, we offer you a resource center featuring a library of training videos, guidelines, technical documentation and step-by-step instructions.
This resource center also provides a translation widget to ensure all of our information is available in the native language of your team. Our goal is to make sure answers to your purging compound questions are always within reach.
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