Thorough cleaning of extruders and injection molding machines in the processing of PMMA

July 26, 2011

New purging compound Lusin® Clean 1010 helps to save both time and costs

Maisach, Germany – With Lusin® Clean 1010 Chem-Trend introduces a new purging compound for cleaning processes in the processing of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Lusin® Clean 1010 has been specifically developed for the cleaning of extruders and injection molding machines. The new purging compound helps to solve process related problems with color and material changes and eliminates “black specks” which can occur during thermal degradation of PMMA. The ready-for-use granulate has been successfully tested by renowned manufacturers. Compared to conventional cleaning processes and products, the use of Lusin® Clean 1010 can lead to cost reductions of 30 to 70 per cent compared to the current solution (material consumption, down times and scrap rates). These savings can vary, depending on the manufacturing process and respective specific conditions. Lusin® Clean 1010 is particularly employed with highly transparent products such as back lights in the automotive industry or in the production of flat-screen frames. In both applications, Lusin® Clean 1010 has been able to prove its full compatibility with PMMA as well as its superior cleaning efficiency.

“Our launch of Lusin® Clean 1010 underscores our commitment to the development of tailored solutions for highly specialized applications,” notes Chem-Trend global business development director for thermoplastics René Gräwe. “For many years now, Chem-Trend has been a partner that thermoplastics manufacturers can count on. Together with our customers, we are successfully meeting increasingly stringent quality, environmental and process efficiency requirements of industry.”

Chem-Trend’s portfolio to the thermoplastics industry includes release agents, anti-corrosion agents, mould cleaners, surface cleaners, and surface degreasers. With Lusin® Clean 1010, Chem-Trend further expands its portfolio of highly efficient purging compounds.


Chem-Trend – 50 Years of Release Innovation

Chem-Trend is a leading global manufacturer of process chemical specialties with a main focus on high-end mould release agents. Chem-Trend develops mould release agents used for the production of moulded components made of composites, rubber, thermoplastics, or polyurethane, die lubricants for application in the die casting industry, as well as purging compounds and inside and outside tyre paints. In addition, Chem-Trend manufactures specialized ancillary products, such as mould maintenance products, mould cleaners and mould sealers for the individual industries. Chem-Trend celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.

Chem-Trend has manufacturing sites and sales offices around the globe. By means of a dedicated sales force and global distribution network, Chem-Trend reaches all geographic markets where significant levels of manufacturing take place. Chem-Trend’s global customers benefit from the long lasting experience of Chem-Trend’s experts in regard to the materials used in the different production processes, as well as from its comprehensive service network.

Chem-Trend’s global headquarters are located in Howell, Michigan, USA.

Lusin® is a trademark of Chem-Trend.

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