INTRODUCTION

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Purging compounds although more expensive per kilo than Polypropylenes are overall more cost effective as they require 50% less material to clean and also take 75% less time.

4PURGE® is the registered trade name for Purging compounds produced by 4PLAS. These highly effective products have been developed using a polymer base with scrubbing and foaming additives.

4PURGE® can be used to clean a wide range of thermoplastic materials from plastic processing equipment including extrusion, blow moulding, injection moulding and compounding plant.

PROPERTIES

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4PURGE® compounds are thermally stable, non chemical, non abrasive and offer the following key properties:

  • Can be used with a wide variety of thermoplastics and engineering polymers
  • Suitable for cleaning injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion machines
  • Can be used for PVC purging and shut-down procedure
  • Can be used with thermally sensitive flame retardant materials
  • Allows for quick colour changes
  • Rapid polymer changes
  • Removes carbon build up
  • Eliminates black specs
  • Removes cross contamination
  • Removes colour plate out
  • Can be left in machine barrel for shut-down and start-up processes

PRODUCTS

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The 4PURGE® standard range includes the following products:

  • General purpose high performance purge suitable for most thermoplastics polymers, including PVC, standard feed systems
  • General purpose high performance hot runner purge, same great results as above but developed for hot runners and hot tips.
  • Custom purges can also be developed to assist you with specific problems, if you would like advise on selecting suitable materials, or you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us and one of our team will be pleased to assist you.

Our standard range is comprehensive, however should you not find what you are looking for within the data available on this website, we offer Custom Compounds to suit the requirements of specific applications.

If you would like advice on selecting suitable materials, or you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us and one of our team will be pleased to assist you.