Colour Tone takes on Dugdale's new purging compound - Victor Kiam style
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Commenting on a new distributorship deal with Dugdale for its Ducapurge compound Tony Gaukroger, managing director of Colour Tone Masterbatch, said ‘he liked the product so much he bought into it’ and is happy to realize he sounds like the legendary Victor Kiam.
Following highly successful trials Gaukroger was seriously impressed with the product and immediately sought distributorship for it. “It cleaned every speck of pigment from our colour masterbatch compounding extruders and these have fairly sophisticated screw and pelletizing configurations,” he said. “Also, we change colours several times per day on each line and Ducapurge cut our downtimes by at least 50%.”
Developed to meet customer demands for a non-PVC purge material Ducapurge universal purging compound is designed for immediate use without the need for soaking and cuts clean down time to an absolute minimum. Dugdale claim that trials at moulding and extrusion processors throughout the UK and overseas have proven Ducapurge will minimise scrap, reduce down time and stoppages for cleaning or maintenance.
Andy Tombs, business development manager of PVC compound specialist Dugdale, said “We see the distributor arrangement with Colour Tone as an efficient way to quickly penetrate the non-PVC sector with this purge compound. Colour Tone has a broad base of customers in most processing sectors as well as the experience and the capability to promote and distribute small lots of compound and provide technical support if required.”
Ducapurge will be sold out of Colour Tone’s manufacturing centre in Caerphilly, Wales which will also hold stocks of Dugdale’s Ducafreeze PVC purge/freeze compound.