Purging for Scientific Molders

The four online training courses in Routsis’s Purging series will teach scientific injection molders about proper material purging concepts and procedures.

The first two courses cover common purging techniques and effective purging procedures – while the third course details common types of purging compounds, how they work, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type. In the final course, users are shown how to effectively compare different purging procedures and compounds – and guided through completion of the accompanying Purging Analysis Worksheet.

We've also developed a Purging Cost Analyzer “app” that runs on both PCs and Macs – as well as iOS and Android devices. This powerful, free tool complements the online training courses and allows users to quickly and easily compare various purging compounds and/or methods.

Purging Techniques

  • Definition of Purging
  • General Injection Molding Safety
  • Injection Molding Machine Safety
  • Plastic Purging Safety
  • The Purpose of Purging
  • Small and Large Shot Purging
  • Continuous and Closed-Mold Purging
  • Dry and Wet Purging
  • Purging Heat Sensitive Materials
  • Purging High Temperature Materials
  • Hot Runner and Gate Drop Cleaning
  • Nozzle and Screw Removal

Purging Procedures

  • Phase 1 – Preparation
  • Phase 2 – Initial Purging
  • Phase 3 – Final Purging
  • Phase 4 – Production

Purging Compounds

  • Common types of Compounds
  • Resin-Based Purging Compounds
  • Mechanical Purging Compounds
  • Chemical Purging Compounds

Purging Cost Analysis

  • Purging Compound Cost
  • Machine Downtime Cost
  • Purging Labor Cost
  • Final Production Resin Cost
  • Scrap and Rework Costs
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4 Online Courses (3-6 hours)

price: $297.00

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†  Online training prices are based on a single (1) user. Substantial discounts are available for multiple workstation/user licenses. All prices are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD). Prices are provided for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice.