200 Hansard Ave.
PO Box 39
Lebanon, OR 97355 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
COMPOUNDING: Vacuum Stuffer/Side Feeder Combination Unit
Designed specifically for Entek's QC3 line of corotating twins.
COMPOUNDING: Configure Twins Quickly, Easily
New software allows compounders to set up screw and barrel configurations.
Entek Announces Staff Changes
Compounding machine builder reshuffles sales and marketing team.
Pellet Production Is a Blast For This Processor
Maxi-Blast opens a plant with brand-new equipment to produce its own pellet blasting media.
COMPOUNDING: Flexible Features Now Available In New Size Twins
New QC3 (for quick change, clean and quality control) features available on 27- and 53-mm co-rotating twin-screw compounding extruders.
EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING AT NPE: Flexibility, Speed, Quality Rule the Day
Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.
EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING AT NPE: The Word Is ‘More’
As in speed, power, quality, flexibility, layers, and efficiency. Those are the trends across all extrusion processes.
2013 was a good year for North American equipment suppliers; can '14 overcome a slow start?
The North American plastics equipment market saved its best for last in 2013, delivering shipments valued at $335.1 million in the fourth quarter—the best three-month stretch of the year and up 3% from the previous quarter. Will that momentum hold in 2014, however?
EXTRUSION: Another Way to Extrude PET Without Drying
A planetary-roller section allows efficient degassing.
Now You Can Refurbish Twin-Screw Elements
Two suppliers of twin-screw compounding extruders announced at NPE2012 that they are now offering screw-element refurbishing services.
Wood-Plastics Composites Done Right
Mixing and extruding wood fiber in a plastic matrix is technically demanding. It requires careful attention to formulation, drying, and extrusion temperatures
Extrusion & Compounding at NPE: More Output, More Flexibility, Less Energy
There won't be many blown-film lines running, but there is still much in the way of innovation going on in extrusion and compounding.
NPE 2009 Wrap-Up: New Machinery for Extrusion and Compounding
Extrusion machinery at the June NPE show in Chicago showed inventive ways to get more out of your floorspace and materials.
Plastic and Cow Manure Make Boards for Farm Use
After more than six years of R&D, the USDA Forest Products Laboratory and the Univ. of Wisconsin, both in Madison, have developed a composite for high-strength profiles made of 50/50 and 40/60 blends of cow manure and HDPE or PP.
NPE News in Compounding
Compounding news at the show includes several new ways to feed low-bulk-density materials faster for higher outputs with corotating twin screws.
ENTEK Carbide-Lined Extrusion Barrels Provide Higher Rigidity, Improved Wear Resistance
ENTEK has developed a new manufacturing process for producing carbide-lined extrusion barrels.
FEATURED PRODUCT: ENTEK E-MAX 40mm Twin-Screw Extruder
The new ENTEK E-MAX 40mm twin-screw extruder, introduced at NPE 2006, is ideal for custom compounding applications.
High-Output Compounding With High Wood Content
Entek Extruders, Lebanon, Ore., got its start in building twin-screw extruders for its own processing of highly filled compounds for battery separators (50% silica, 14% oil, 20% UHMW-PE, and the rest additives and colorant). Now it is applying that experience to twin-screw design for processing high filler loadings in wood-plastic composites (WPCs). The firm recently demonstrated new screw and processing technology with two vacuum vents for 25% higher output of WPCs.
What to See at NPE 2006: Compounding and Mixing
Throughput capacities are going up for compounding equipment of all types.
Spherical Carbide Makes Thicker, Tougher Cladding
Thicker carbide cladding for twin-screw barrel sections uses spherical carbide particles in a nickel alloy, while such cladding typically uses less-expensive angular carbide particles.