Dual purging demonstrations, with one for injection molding and the other for extrusion, including a color change from black to white resin, were highlighted at Asaclean's NPE2012 booth (West Hall, #3063). On a small lab-scale extruder, Asaclean is also undertaking a screw pull after running black ABS, offering attendees two rows of chairs to take in the technology first hand.
The company is highlighting its previously released PX high-temperature purging compound, which can be run from 518°F-780°F, besting any competitive offerings, according to Asaclean, by about 50°F. Asaclean's Joe Serell told PlasticsToday that it's part of an ongoing effort to keep up with high-temperature materials like PEEK. Sun Plastech's head of R&D, which works to stay ahead of that material development curve, was at the booth in Orlando, with his department actually expanding staff recently so that he has five employees dedicated to the Asaclean line....