Less smoke and lower odor is reportedly produced when purging with Lusin Clean 1100.
Less smoke and lower odor is reportedly produced when purging with Lusin Clean 1100.

Chem-Trend, a producer of purging compounds, release agents and other ancillary molding products, has announced the addition of Lusin Clean 1100 to its lineup of purging compounds. Lusin Clean 1100 is a universal purge compound designed to make the color and material change process for injection molding machines more efficient.

Early results suggest that the use of Lusin Clean 1100 reduces the number of parts required to make a complete switch in color or material by up to 35%, the company says. A reduction in scrap of over 90% has been achieved by users of Lusin Clean 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 odor 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 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. 

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