ENTEK has hired Dean Elliott to the position of Technical Processing Manager. In his new role, Dean will work with key customer accounts to develop and improve their extrusion processes. He will lead the company’s Extrusion R&D Team and oversee Pilot Plant trials. Dean has over 20 years of plastics industry extrusion experience. He rejoins… Read more
Leading Color Concentrates and Masterbatch Supplier Grows Its Business with Help from ENTEK Extruders Founded in 1964, Penn Color (www.penncolor.com) is a leading global manufacturer of color concentrates, masterbatches, and pigment dispersions. Penn Color has worked closely with ENTEK Extruders since 1999; in fact, ENTEK originally published a story in 2006 about its relationship with… Read more
Continued Growth Welcome to the latest issue of Extrusion Solutions. 5-Minute Screw Change It’s been almost three years since ENTEK introduced our first QC3 twin-screw extruder, the QC3-43mm. Since then we have expanded the QC3 line to include our 27mm, 33mm, 43mm, and 53mm machines and we’re proud that there are dozens of these now… Read more
On August 21, a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse took place – and ENTEK’s location in Lebanon, OR was right in the zone of totality! Many employees stopped to go outside and witness the phenomenon. During the total eclipse they described it as a bright silver ring around the darkened sun – an amazing experience!
ENTEK is well-known in the industry for its co-rotating twin-screw extruders and replacement wear parts. But a large part of the company’s business is perhaps not as well-known; ENTEK is also a major provider of complete extrusion systems and turnkey manufacturing plants. The Complete Extrusion Systems that ENTEK provides consist of the entire production line,… Read more
ENTEK has recently produced two new flyers on its Pilot Plant Services and the QC3-33mm twin-screw extruder. The Pilot Plant Services flyer outlines available machinery and equipment for running material trials at ENTEK’s facility in Lebanon, OR, as well as the services provided. The QC3–33mm twin-screw extruder flyer provides features, benefits and specifications on ENTEK’s… Read more
Watch the Video! Anyone who doubts ENTEK’s claim that users can change screw sets on the QC3 twin-screw extruders in 5 minutes need to watch this newly released video: Colt McDaniel, ENTEK’s Pilot Plant Technician, stars in the video and is shown conducting a typical screw set change. What’s not typical is he… Read more
How ENTEK’s Quick Change, Quick Clean, and Quality Control System Came to Be It was in January 2015 that the new ENTEK QC3 twin-screw extruder was introduced to the industry. The first ENTEK machine to incorporate all the features of the QC3 was the 43mm twin-screw extruder, a new size of machine that also was… Read more
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