Category: Extrusion Solutions Newsletter
Check out our latest edition of Extrusion Solutions, including a message from our new President, Kim Medford!
A Message from Kim Medford, ENTEK’s new President Welcome to the latest issue of Extrusion Solutions. An Introduction Hello! In late August I was humbled and honored to be named the new President of ENTEK Manufacturing. They say we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us and I am very fortunate that… Read more
We are hopeful that in-person conferences and shows will be taking place again in 2021. With that in mind, ENTEK is scheduled to exhibit at the following events. We hope to see you there! Plastics Recycling Conference – May 3-5, 2021 – Washington DC NPE 2021 – May 17-21, 2021 – Booth… Read more
Leading Midwest Compounder Gains Competitive Advantage with ENTEK QC3 Machinery, Vacuum Feed Technology (VFT) JEDA Polymers is a leading compounder and supplier of thermoplastics for injection molders. They offer a range of standard, specialized, and custom products with an emphasis on nylons. Founded in central Illinois in 2007 by Jeff Goodwin and Ronda Haskell, the… Read more
Vent flow occurs when polymer and/or compound flow out of a vent opening preventing air/gases from escaping out of the extruder. Not only can vent flow cause product defects but it can create an undesirable mess and can sometimes be an operator’s toughest challenge. It is highly recommended to use a wood or plastic tool… Read more
ENTEK is working to reduce cost of ownership for our customers by expanding our twin-screw extruder REBUILD, REFURBISHMENT and REPAIR SERVICES. Let us help you identify potential areas for improvement and schedule these services, which will save you time and money, and keep you up and running. Barrels We will work with each customer to… Read more
Welcome to the latest edition of Extrusion Solutions!
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
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 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