Aquapurge: Purging compounds for the plastics industry

How does Aquapurge actually increase efficiency?

So, it’s all well and good you reading about how Aquapurge can help you in your workplace, but without concrete evidence, what is it all worth. I can tell you time and time again how it will raise efficiency and increase productivity but without the stats to back it up, why would you believe me?

So come with me as I go into greater detail on actually how we help you save time, money, and most importantly, your sanity.

Barrel Blitz Universal

Let’s start with a widely used product Barrel Blitz Universal (BBU). So first of all, what is BBU. Barrel Blitz Universal (BBU) is a mechanical purging compound that provides a deep clean of the screw and barrel to get the machine back to its original condition. Whether Injection or Extrusion, Barrel Blitz Universal will not just perform the colour change or material change but will return the screw to mint condition – as if brand new.

Aquapurge’s next-generation BBU scrubber works first time, every time. BBU thrives on problem materials or processes; high to low-temperature changes, heat-sensitive materials (PVC, POM, PBT, Flame retardant additives), metalizing ABS or PA, and high-temperature materials.

Now we know what BBU is and how it works, let us break down some of the stats. So originally, when you want to clean one of your machines, you would have had to send a resin through or perform a manual screw pull. Neither of those options are ideal, so why subject yourself to them. One of our clients “Rutland Plastics Limited” uses BBU and here is what they had to say when it came to saving time.

“The regular use of Barrel Blitz Universal has helped keep our machines and screws in a better state of cleanliness, which reduces the need for manual cleaning. We previously spent an average of 50 hours per month cleaning screws, equating to a machine downtime of 33 hours. This has now been greatly reduced. For example, maintenance on a 150-tonne machine can now be turned around in half an hour using Barrel Blitz Universal – rather than the previous average of six hours.”

Scrubber Freeze

Now let’s look at another product, Scrubber Freeze, and how it helped another one of our clients Wavin UK. Wavin UK are a major pipe production company who were spending needless time performing manual cleans. When I spoke to Wavin UK, they told me that they were performing these cleans every fortnight, maybe once a week when things got bad. Since they were working with calcium zinc rather than lead the processing window was far narrower.

This meant they had more materials burn-ups, meaning that more time was needed to clean the screw and barrel. This job occupied two maintenance engineers for between eight and 12 hours, depending on the size of the machine. With our help, we completely changed this process. Scrubber Freeze meant that Wavin now checks its machines every 33 weeks. This involves removing the screw, cleaning it, and making any necessary repairs but because the screws and barrels are already clean, this part of the job can now be done very quickly. What was a five-day job can now be done in four, maybe even three.

Now I know that was all very technical, but I hope that it gave you some clarity on how we actually save you time and money.

As always, if you think we could help you at all, please feel free to get in touch by giving me a message on LinkedIn.