New Gala Industries Facility Includes a new ENTEK 53mm Twin-Screw Extruder
Gala Industries Inc. of Eagle Rock, VA has recently opened a new Specialty Pelletizing facility that includes a new ENTEK 53mm co-rotating twin-screw extruder, coupled to Gala’s Electronically Adjusted Pelletizer and automated unloading and loading equipment . The machine will be used by Gala to run production lots for its customers, demonstrate how to run large volumes of compounds, and show its customers best practices for its line of underwater pelletizing and control systems as well as other products. ENTEK will also be working with Gala to use this line as an alternate location to run material trials on the east coast.
Mark Tate, Technical Manager at Gala will be responsible for running the facility, and ENTEK’s Bill Petrozelli, who is based in nearby North Carolina, will also be available for technical support.
“Over the past couple of years we have been tasked multiple times with running very large market samples for our customers, and that was just not feasible to do on the equipment we had in our applications lab,” said Mark Tate. “This new facility and larger equipment has given us that ability. Going forward it will also augment our lab’s capability as well as capacity. While our most recent extruder addition was an ENTEK, we continue to work with and supply equipment to other twin-screw OEM’s as well.”
“Gala has opened a beautiful state-of-the-art facility, and we are proud they have chosen an ENTEK twin-screw extruder to compound materials,” said Linda Campbell, Director of Sales at ENTEK. “They are a valued supplier to ENTEK. We look forward to working more closely with them and appreciate the chance to bring customers in the eastern USA there for material trials.”
Campbell said ENTEK has always encouraged customers and prospects to come to ENTEK in Oregon to see its facility, run trials, and meet the team – and that hasn’t changed. “It’s worth the trip,” she said, ‘but when East Coast customers can’t make it out to Oregon they have a new option, and that’s a good thing.