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Upcoming Events – Extruders

ENTEK will be exhibiting at the following events in 2020.  If you’re planning on attending any of these events make sure to stop by and see us! Plastics Recycling 2020, Nashville, February 17-19     Extrusion Conference 2020, Rosemont, IL, October 13-15         Compounding World Expo 2020, Cleveland, November 4-5

Ad Campaign Update

In the last issue of Extrusion Solutions, we showed you the first of our new ad campaign featuring ENTEK President, Dr. Kirk Hanawalt, explaining in his own words ‘Who We Are’. Since then we have launched the second and third ads in the campaign.  ENTEK’s Vice President of Sales, Linda Campbell, is featured in our… Read more

New Literature

ENTEK has produced two new flyers:  one on our Training Services, and the other on our new Health & Wellness Checks for Twin-Screw Extruders.  Contact Tammy Straw at (541) 259-1068, or tstraw@entek.com, to receive a print or e-mailed copy!

Extrusion Solutions December 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of Extrusion Solutions!

Processing Tips (Pumping Efficiency)

Although an excellent mixing device, the pumping efficiency of a co-rotating TSE (twin screw extruder) is poor, approximately 15% efficient.  This is manifested as undesirable temperature rise of the molten compound occurring mostly at the screw tips (discharge end of the extruder).  A restriction here, for example, small diameter die holes and/or a tight mesh… Read more