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BioRegion Technology Chooses ENTEK

Innovative Start-up Using ENTEK for Production of 100% Natural Additives for Plastics The bioplastics industry continues to grow, as new and innovative natural additives and materials are continually being brought to market. As a pioneer in bioplastics production, ENTEK has worked with customers since the 1990’s to develop and refine new biodegradable and bio-based formulations… Read more

ENTEK Welcomes Richard Towns

ENTEK Lead Acid is pleased to announce that Richard Towns has joined the Sales group as Account Manager for Eastern Europe & North Africa.  Richard brings a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from Durham University, and more than 15 years of experience delivering exceptional service and value to customers in the specialty coatings and chemicals industries. … Read more

Article: ENTEK Expands its Manufacturing Business

Read the article in the Lebanon Express.

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


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