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Another Big Year for Coats for Kids

It would be an understatement to simply say that this was a banner year for the ENTEK Employee Community Fund’s Coats for Kids drive.  Given a worldwide pandemic and local wildfires, 2020 was sure to have an impact on every aspect of the program, and that was certainly the case.  With an increase in the… Read more

Kimberly Medford Named President of ENTEK Manufacturing

 ENTEK has named Kimberly Medford as its new President of its extruders division.  The announcement was made by Larry Keith, ENTEK’s CEO.  Larry Keith has been serving as interim President of ENTEK Extruders since the retirement of President Dr. Kirk Hanawalt earlier this year. “I am excited to announce that Kim has accepted our offer… Read more

Extrusion Solutions – November 2020

Check out our latest edition of Extrusion Solutions, including a message from our new President, Kim Medford!

Executive’s Corner – November 2020

A Message from Kim Medford, ENTEK’s new President Welcome to the latest issue of Extrusion Solutions. An Introduction Hello!  In late August I was humbled and honored to be named the new President of ENTEK Manufacturing. They say we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and I am very fortunate that… Read more

ENTEK Extruders – Upcoming Events

We are hopeful that in-person conferences and shows will be taking place again in 2021.  With that in mind, ENTEK is scheduled to exhibit at the following events.  We hope to see you there!   Plastics Recycling Conference – May 3-5, 2021 – Washington DC       NPE 2021 – May 17-21, 2021 – Booth… Read more

JEDA Polymers Chooses ENTEK

Leading Midwest Compounder Gains Competitive Advantage with ENTEK QC3 Machinery, Vacuum Feed Technology (VFT) JEDA Polymers is a leading compounder and supplier of thermoplastics for injection molders. They offer a range of standard, specialized, and custom products with an emphasis on nylons.   Founded in central Illinois in 2007 by Jeff Goodwin and Ronda Haskell, the… Read more

Extruders Processing Tips – Understanding Vent Flow

Vent flow occurs when polymer and/or compound flow out of a vent opening preventing air/gases from escaping out of the extruder.  Not only can vent flow cause product defects but it can create an undesirable mess and can sometimes be an operator’s toughest challenge.  It is highly recommended to use a wood or plastic tool… Read more

ENTEK Customer Support: Rebuild Services

ENTEK is working to reduce cost of ownership for our customers by expanding our twin-screw extruder REBUILD, REFURBISHMENT and REPAIR SERVICES.  Let us help you identify potential areas for improvement and schedule these services, which will save you time and money, and keep you up and running. Barrels We will work with each customer to… Read more

Graeme Fraser-Bell Rejoins ENTEK Team

ENTEK is thrilled to announce that Dr. Graeme Fraser-Bell is coming out of retirement to focus on ENTEK’s increasing presence in the lithium battery market. Fraser-Bell, who retired in October of 2012 as ENTEK’s Vice President of International Sales was instrumental in solidifying the company’s foothold in the lithium-ion separator market. His return to ‘active… Read more

ENTEK Lead Acid Expands Sales Team

ENTEK is pleased to announce that it has expanded its lead acid sales team by adding Andrew Wimer as Account Manager for North America. Andrew joined the ENTEK team in 2011, working with the lithium group in Quality and Business Development. In 2017 he transitioned to the lead-acid group where he implemented a Change Management… Read more

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