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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

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

ENTEK PROMOTES AL BAILEY TO NEWLY CREATED POSITION OF SALES ENGINEER

Effective November 1, long time ENTEK employee Al Bailey has been promoted to the newly created position of Sales Engineer.  In this new role he will report to Linda Campbell, ENTEK’s Vice President of Sales. Al, a 1992 graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, has worked at ENTEK since… Read more

Turnkey Manufacturing Plants

ENTEK provides complete, turnkey engineering support to develop and operate highly efficient plants for a wide variety of processes and materials. Our experienced engineering department can assist with every stage of site selection, plant design, and construction.  Our turnkey services include the following, and more: -Project Management Services -Engineering Support -Processing Technology Analysis and Improvement… Read more

Executive’s Corner

Customer Support Welcome to the latest issue of Extrusion Solutions. A Commitment to Customers In this issue of Extrusion Solutions, you will see some news about what we’re doing to improve our overall customer support. First, we have expanded our Customer Support Department and have hired Darla Bulmer to lead this function at ENTEK (see… Read more

ENTEK Announces New Health & Wellness Checks for Twin-Screw Extruders

ENTEK has announced a new service from its Customer Support Department, designed to help customers with preventative maintenance for their twin-screw extruders and equipment. The new ENTEK Health & Wellness Checks service is a combination of critical mechanical health checks, general wellness checks, and other checks including electrical and overall maintenance.  This comprehensive examination of… Read more

Pilot Plant News

By Dean Elliott, Technical Processing Manager In the October 2018 issue of Extrusion Solutions, I discussed the recent investments including safety and efficiency improvements we have made to our Pilot Plant. I am pleased to report that for the 4th quarter 2018 and 1st quarter 2019, these were the busiest 2 quarters for our Pilot… Read more

Watch For Our New Ad Campaign!

Introducing – the first ad in our new campaign, being launched this month in leading industry trade journals!  The new ad features ENTEK President, Dr. Kirk Hanawalt, explaining in his own words ‘Who We Are’. Going forward, the new campaign will feature other ENTEK employees talking about additional key attributes of ENTEK including product range,… Read more

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