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Executive’s Corner

Welcome to the latest issue of Extrusion Solutions. 20 Years of ENTEK Extruders Back in 1998, ENTEK, a company that had been in business for 14 years, decided to embark on a new venture – to manufacture and supply twin-screw extruders to the plastics compounding industry.  We had some experience – after all, ENTEK was… Read more

20 Years of ENTEK Extruders

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of ENTEK Extruders.  While ENTEK has been in business since 1984, the Extruder division of the company was established in 1998.  The story of how and why ENTEK Extruders came to be is not really typical for a leading machine supplier to the plastics industry. The Early Years ENTEK began… Read more

ENTEK at NPE 2018

For one week in May, the global plastics industry descended on Orlando, Florida for NPE 2018.  The latest NPE broke records in numerous categories including number of exhibitors, square footage of booth space utilized, and more. ENTEK would like to thank everyone who stopped by to visit our booth at NPE – we once again… Read more

Continued Growth

The sounds of progress continue to be heard outside at ENTEK’s headquarters in Lebanon, Oregon.  We are in the midst of another expansion of our ENTEK Extruders facility! Our shop area is being increased with a new 30,000 ft2  addition.  The new area will be used for fabrication, assembly, testing and shipping. “As our business… Read more

Pilot Plant News

There has been a steady increase in the use of the ENTEK Pilot Plant over the last 18 months.  To best serve our customers, prospective customers, and our employees, we have taken steps to improve the efficiencies and safety of the Pilot Plant along with increasing our full time employees assigned to the Pilot Plant.… Read more

ENTEK Organizational Change

ENTEK has promoted Clint Beutelschies (VP of Sales – Americas & EMEA) to VP of Global Sales.  Clint has a long history leading global sales teams to develop strategic relationships with customers around the world.  Prior to joining the ENTEK team, Clint led the global specialty materials business for a Fortune 500 Corporation, including positions… Read more

ENTEK Extruders – Upcoming Events

See ENTEK at the following upcoming events in 2018:       May 7-11 – NPE2018 Orlando, Booth No. 5189, West Hall   Sept 18-20 – Extrusion 2018, Cleveland, Booth 215   Sept 23-25 – SPE CAD RETEC Charleston       Dec 4-5 – AMI Compounding World Forum Coral Springs, FL

Extrusion Solutions – NPE 2018

Hot off the press!  ENTEK Extrusion Solutions – NPE 2018 Special Edition.

Twin-Screw Extruder Screw Change in 5 Minutes? YES!

SEE IT LIVE AT ENTEK’S BOOTH AT NPE! There are many unique benefits for compounders with the ENTEK QC3® (Quick Change, Quick Clean, and Quality Control) twin-screw extruders – but perhaps the biggest advantage, and it’s a game-changer, is the ability to change screws in 5 minutes or less! For compounders producing small lots of… Read more

BPC Toll Compounding & Blending Chooses ENTEK

Midwest Supplier Poised for Growth; Will Dramatically Increase Capacity with High-Output ENTEK HR3TM 73mm Twin-Screw Extruder Based in the tiny Midwestern town of Meredosia, Ill. (population 1,044), BPC Toll Compounding & Blending is a young company with state-of-the-art compounding capabilities.  BPC produces a wide range of compounds based on polyolefin and engineering polymers. Originally founded… Read more