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Thermoplastics

The thermoplastics industry requires precision, efficiency, and consistency. At Chem-Trend, we help serve the thermoplastics sector by developing purging compounds and mold maintenance products and supporting customers in different thermoplastics processes, like injection molding, extrusion, and rotational molding.

Our approach to working hand-in-hand with the industry and our customers to generate solutions that overcome their production challenges is behind the wide range of products we have developed for thermoplastics processing. Our portfolio is focused on the goal of increasing quality and productivity while minimizing any adverse impact on the environment, thus adding overall value to our customers’ bottom line.

We serve the thermoplastics industry through our Lusin® mold maintenance products and our Ultra Purge™ purging compounds.

Purging Compounds

Purge compounds are extremely important for modern thermoplastics processors, and the use of purging compounds that are designed specifically for operational processes and parameters can provide a significant competitive advantage. Eliminating carbon buildup in screw and barrel assemblies, as well as on die sets, has a significant impact on processing efficiency, scrap rates, die life, and equipment maintenance. Reductions in color or polymer change-over times can significantly enhance operational margins by increasing equipment and labor uptime, allowing organizational assets to be more fully leveraged toward providing complete value to the manufacturing process.

Chem-Trend’s Ultra Purge™ brands of purge compounds cover a wide array of process applications, polymers, operating temperatures, and equipment types. They have been specifically developed to address the challenges faced by thermoplastics processors and add significant value to their operations.

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Mold Maintenance Products

Chem-Trend has developed a broad portfolio of Lusin® brand mold maintenance products for the thermoplastics industry. This portfolio is the result of nearly 70 years of Lusin® heritage, working directly with thermoplastics processors, understanding their challenges, and creating products that address their shop floor challenges.

Our mold maintenance line encompasses:

  • Cleaners (including Degreasers)
  • Lubricants
  • Protective Agents (including Rust Preventatives)

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Mold Release Agents

Optimization of cycle time, consistency of surface finish, and reduction of post-mold operations prior to painting or gluing are all important factors in thermoplastics processing operations. Chem-Trend understands these issues. With nearly 60 years of experience developing and manufacturing some of the highest-performing mold release agents around the world, for multiple industries and applications, we bring our experience, our foresight, and our hands-on approach to maximize your success. Our Lusin® Mold Release products are proven, respected, and best-in-class.

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To learn more about how we have developed advanced products to address the specific challenges found in the thermoplastics manufacturing process, contact us today.

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