Exhibitor Interview: Asaclean Purging Compounds

In the latest exhibitor interview, we were delighted to talk to Dan Dubiel, General Manager, Asaclean Purging Compounds (Asahi Kasei Plastics North America).

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America manufactures and provides Asaclean purging compounds that help plastics manufacturers reduce scrap and downtime. Purging compounds clean plastic processing machines from residual material, color, additives, and carbon contamination.

They can improve the sustainability of compounding and extrusion by lowering energy consumption, extending machine life, and preventing contamination. They can also help manufacturers produce high-quality products that meet the customers’ goals. Purging compounds are suitable for your machines and the environment. They can also boost your productivity and profitability.


What do you think sets your company apart from your competitors?

Asaclean® is a leading purging compound supplier for plastics manufacturers. It offers:

  • High-quality and consistent products for different machines and resins.
  • Fast and reliable delivery from multiple warehouses in North America.
  • Expert technical support to help customers optimize their purging process.
  • Environmentally friendly products that reduce waste and energy use. Asaclean® helps customers minimize scrap and downtime, improve efficiency, and save money. It is a trusted partner for plastics manufacturers who need to achieve the best results with their purging compounds.


Are there any new technology developments that your company is working on at the moment?

At ASACLEAN, our recent technological stride in the compounding sector is epitomized by the integration of our EX Grade application, a development we're eager to spotlight. The EX Grade is not merely a purging compound but a tool that significantly facilitates pulling screws, ensuring a smoother, more efficient operational flow in compounding processes. This innovative application assures optimal cleanliness, minimizes material waste, and substantially reduces downtime by streamlining screw pulls and changeovers. This development reflects our commitment to enhancing production efficiency while adhering to sustainable practices, ensuring we deliver unparalleled product quality and consistency.


What are the biggest challenges facing the industry today, and how can this be overcome?

One of the biggest challenges facing the industry today is reducing waste and energy consumption while maintaining high quality and efficiency. Asaclean® Purging Compounds can help customers overcome this challenge. Asaclean® offers a diverse product line of mechanical, chemical, and concentrate grades that are engineered specifically for various processes, goals, resins, MFRs, and processing temperature ranges. Asaclean® can help achieve faster changeovers, eliminate contamination, minimize scrap, and reduce screw pulls. We also provide world-class technical and sales customer service support to ensure customer satisfaction. Using Asaclean® can save money, time, and resources while improving productivity and profitability.


How do you see the sector developing in the next five to ten years?

The demand for purging compounds will increase as the plastic industry grows and diversifies. The innovation and development of new purging compounds will continue as manufacturers seek to improve their performance, efficiency, and sustainability. Adopting purging compounds will expand to new applications and industries, such as medical, aerospace, and electric vehicles, requiring high-quality and low-waste plastics.


What are you most looking forward to at this year’s show?

We are excited to exhibit the show for the first time. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and innovations in the compounding industry. We are looking forward to meeting with experts, suppliers, and customers from different regions and exchanging ideas and insights. We hope to find the best solutions for our customers’ needs and challenges and help them achieve their goals. We are also eager to showcase our products and services and demonstrate how we can add value to the compounding market.

Asaclean® are exhibiting at the Compounding World Expo North America 2023.