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LTD Staff Upskilling through Grow Your Own

A major manufacturer of battery components is improving production line efficiency after becoming the first to upskill staff through a pioneering new initiative.  ENTEK has embraced Grow Your Own, a bespoke programme that is unique in offering specialised training in-house to existing employees who require new skills.  The US firm has enrolled eight manufacturing machine… Read more

Separator Resistance – How Low Can You Go?

Presentation given at 15ELBC in Malta on September 15, 2016 by Dr. Richard W. Pekala.      

ENTEK’s UK Plant Nominated for 2016 Best Factory Awards

ENTEK’S Newcastle plant is very proud to have been nominated for six categories in the 2016 Best Factory Awards as seen in the following correspondence. “I am pleased to be able to inform you that, following the recent Judges’ meeting, your plant will be included in the short-list for the 2016 Best Factory Awards and your… Read more

Where to find us next – Lead Acid

ENTEK is proud to be this year’s Gold Sponsor of ELBC.  The 15th European Lead Battery Conference and Exhibition (ELBC) is being held in Valletta, Malta this September 13 – 16.  Our Lead Acid group will be in attendance, so be sure to stop by for a visit.  Additionally, Rick Pekala will be a presenter in the technical program with a paper… Read more

ENTEK Community Fund Supports Local Schools

The ENTEK Employee Community Fund donated two bikes and helmets to Lebanon School District’s Family Fitness Fun Night, part of its CATCH program.  CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is a school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices in children in an effort to end childhood obesity.  The school district… Read more

ENTEK Introduces New Vacuum Stuffer/Side Feeder Combination Unit for QC3TM Line of Co-rotating Twin-Screw Extruders

ENTEK has recently introduced a new vacuum stuffer/side feeder combination unit for use with its line of QC3TM co-rotating twin-screw extruders. The new QC3TM Vacuum Stuffer/Side Feeder Combination Unit has been designed with numerous features that allow for easier operation and faster service than traditional vacuum stuffers and side feeders. Features and benefits include: -Stuffer… Read more

ENTEK Extruders – Have You Seen Our Latest Ads?

ENTEK has launched a new advertising campaign, appearing now in leading industry publications. The new campaign will focus on ENTEK customers talking about the benefits they receive from working with ENTEK. The first ad in the new campaign features ENTEK’s customer, Americhem. In the ad Americhem’s Director – Global Manufacturing, Douglas Rich, is seen standing… Read more

ENTEK Welcomes New Pilot Plant Manager

ENTEK is pleased to introduce Andy Hoffmann, our company’s new Pilot Plant Manager. Andy joined ENTEK on April 1 and immediately got to work, scheduling trials with our customers and getting to know our in-house team. Before coming to ENTEK, Andy spent ten years working at a custom plastic compounder that produced both proprietary and… Read more

Introducing an East Coast Option for ENTEK Customers

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… Read more

Executive’s Corner – A New Team

Welcome to the latest issue of Extrusion Solutions. 2016 has brought some changes as new faces have joined ENTEK’s sales team, and one familiar face has moved on. As most of you know by now, John Effmann, who worked with us since 2005, has retired. For 11 years John led the sales and marketing efforts… Read more