Chem-Trend has added LusinClean 1100 to its broad line-up of high performance purging compounds.
LusinClean 1100 is described as a universal purge compound developed specifically for providing a cost reduction in engineering plastics processing.
According to Chem-Trend, the new product is designed to make the color and material change process for injection moulding machines more efficient, with early results showing the use of LusinClean 1100 reducing the number of parts required to make a complete switch in colour or material by up to 35%. A reduction in scrap of over 90% has been achieved by users of LusinClean 1100 during the initial evaluations of the product. Beyond the improved cleaning performance, the new product has also been designed to produce less smoke and lower odour than products currently on the market, helping to improve working conditions within thermoplastic processing facilities.
Lusin Clean 1100 is suitable for polyolefins and engineering plastics such as ABS, PS, SAN, ASA, PC, PC/ABS, CA, PMMA, POM, PET, PBT and PA. The newly developed purging compound is said to be stable at temperatures up to 320° C / 608° F and is safe and effective for use in screw and barrel assemblies, hot runners and gates. As an additional benefit, Chem-Trend claims that Lusin Clean 1100 is extremely easy to remove from all metal surfaces, adding to the overall potential efficiency gains offered through use of the product.