Global Purging Compound Market: Snapshot
Purging compounds are gaining increased significance for maintaining the operational efficiency of modern thermoplastic processors. These cleaning compounds, containing a base resin along with other additives, have a variety of applications in polymer processing and are found to be suitable for a variety of screw and barrel assemblies, extruder die sets, and tooling. The application of purging compounds has been found to be useful in removing the carbon buildup in assemblies, reducing machine down-time, and improving the processing efficiency. In addition, their uses have been found to be instrumental in decreasing scrap rates caused by color and polymer changes. These all factors play a crucial role in enhancing process efficiencies and optimizing the entire manufacturing processes associated with thermoplastics.
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Compared to traditional processes consisting of the use of regrind or virgin resin, purging compounds facilitate the removal of carbon and color deposits in the final products. This leads to fewer rejects and eliminates material waste to a large extent. In addition, the use compounds also prevents screw-pulls. Furthermore, this helps to keep injection molding machines in good condition, thereby decreasing machine overhaul time. The choice of an effective purging compound depends on the specific type of raw materials to be purged off. Polyolefins, high temperature resins, and engineered resins are some of the key polymers that need to be purged off. The demand for improving production efficiencies and reducing cost is a key factor boosting the adoption of purging compounds in the plastics industry.
Purging compounds are chemical cleaning compounds that contain certain resins and additives in their formulation. They are widely used with various polyolefins such as thermoplastic olefin (TPO), polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene (PE); high temperature resins such as polysulfones (PSU) and polyether ether ketone (PEEK); and engineered resins such as high impact poly styrene (HIPS) and polyamide (PA). Purging compounds are extensively employed to clean extruder lines and molder machines. Furthermore, these compounds are used to clean palletizing units in various chemical operations. They are also employed to clean carbon deposit and to bring about color and material changes. Purging compounds help clear machines in quicker time. They are also more efficient compared to traditional cleaning methods such as purging with regrind. Benefits of using purging compounds include less scrap, reduced downtime, low production cost, and less material waste.
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Key players operating in the global purging compound market are Chem-Trend L.P, Dyna-Purge, Asahi Kasei Corporation, and VELOX GmbH.