Asaclean Announces PLUS Grade Release

Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas, manufacturer and distributor of Asaclean Purging Compounds based in Parsippany, New Jersey, has officially launched PLUS Grade.

PLUS Grade is a purging concentrate that offers the same performance and cleaning power of Asaclean Purging Compounds but blends seamlessly using a processor’s own production resins. This heat-activated concentrate was designed with processors’ toughest applications in mind. PLUS is easy to use and cleans well.

Vice President Phani Nagaraj said that customer demand drove the R&D for this new product. “Customers have been asking for an easy-to-use product that excels in difficult applications,” he said. “For years, the injection molding market has been asking for an effective solution for purging hot runners and high cavitation tooling. Extrusion and blow molding plants have been asking for something that really performs with their existing processing temps/MFRs. PLUS Grade delivers in these areas along with other applications such as screw and barrel cleaning, on the fly color/material changeovers, contamination removal, and depending on your production resins, shut down and sealing.”

Leading up the official launch, PLUS was tested at several large extrusion and molding shops and saw results consistent with those seen at the custom molder. National Sales Manager Rob Palmisano said customers are seeing dramatically faster changeover times on difficult changes. “We saw one customer go from black ABS to clear PC in one-barrel capacity. That was very eye-opening for us.” Palmisano added: “we’ve also seen excellent results in film & sheet extrusion. PLUS can fill the die completely edge to edge and is very easy to displace.”

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