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Extrusion Solutions – April 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of Extrusion Solutions!

ENTEK Extruders: Upcoming Events

At press time, many industry trade shows and conferences have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.   While there is a lot of uncertainty about the status of upcoming events, ENTEK is scheduled to exhibit at the following shows in 2020. We will keep you posted on If you’re planning on attending any… Read more

ENTEK Extruders: Our Latest Ad

Our ad campaign continues to grow! Just this month we have released the newest ENTEK ad featuring Melissa Jensen-Morgan, with information on our line of QC3 and HR3 twin-screw extruders. We now have four ads in our current campaign. With a theme of ‘Who We Are’, ‘Where We Are’ and ‘What We Do’, our ads… Read more

Best Practices for Energy Management in a Compounding Plant

Best Practices for Energy Management in a Compounding Plant Editor’s Note: for a recent story in Compounding World magazine, Dean Elliott, ENTEK’s Technical Processing Manager, contributed the following information on ways compounders can save energy in a compounding plant. ENTEK prescribes to lean manufacturing, and we see three forms of energy waste in compounding that… Read more

Gearbox Rebuilds

Did you know? ENTEK rebuilds its gearboxes! Our technicians are factory trained by our gearbox manufacturer, and we can rebuild any ENTEK gearbox for all of our twin-screw extruders, from 27mm through 133mm. Here is the process for gearbox rebuilding: Must be sent to ENTEK for thorough inspection and cleaning A complete inspection report with… Read more

Customer Support News

2020 Focus: Customer Support Team Preventative Maintenance Program (PMP) PMP Plans are the 2020 focus for our Customer Support Team. Our goals are to: -Prevent Failures, Wear and Downtime -Extend the Lifecycle of our ENTEK Fleet -Protect Our Customers’ Investment Developed with input from our customers and cross-functional technical teams, we launched our PMP Plan,… Read more

ENTEK and the Recycling Market

It’s no secret that the plastics industry is facing pressures to come up with solutions for dealing with the global solid waste crisis. Last October at the huge K2019 show in Germany, seemingly every exhibitor was promoting how their materials, products and services were contributing to a greener planet and to creating a truly circular… Read more

Executive’s Corner

Open for Business Welcome to the latest issue of Extrusion Solutions. To Our Customers: ENTEK is Here for You A lot has changed in the world over the past couple of months. Despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis and its global implications, I want you to know that ENTEK remains open for business. We… Read more

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