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Chooses ENTEK (continued from page 1)


One other important factor was ENTEK’s experience as a processor. “The knowledge the ENTEK team had blew us away,” he said. “Plus, ENTEK started out as a processor and understood the challenges of producing quality compounds and end products. They realized it isn’t just about selling us a machine, it’s about helping us succeed with our process.”


Another System for Europe


ENTEK worked with CS to get the 73mm twin-screw extruder up and running at the Fort Valley plant. “Sheet extrusion using a twin-screw extruder wasn’t very common, and we had some challenges,” said ENTEK’s Bill Petrozelli. “But after some adjustments to the process they were producing high-quality sheet.”


“ENTEK’s support during start-up was invaluable,” said Tie. “It’s a good example of why we chose them for this project. They worked with us to perfect the process, even recommending and implementing a special screw design, providing helpful advice on melt temperature control, in-process degradation, and creating a custom control system solution. All in all, we relied heavily on their expertise, and they came through for us.”


CS decided to expand the business into Europe and produce the same products at their facility in Pacy-sur-Eure, France. ENTEK was once again chosen to supply an identical 73mm twin-screw extruder for this plant. Bill Petrozelli and ENTEK’s Matt Ramsdell traveled to France to assist with the system’s start-up. Ramsdell designed a custom control solution with numerous features including built-in material usage information, heater performance data, and more. Another feature allows for remote connectivity to help ensure that the plants in Fort Valley and France are communicating and the process is running smoothly at both plants.


The CS team from Fort Valley, GA and Pacy-sur-Eure, France working together to install the ENTEK extrusion line in France in 201


5. A Growing Business


Today, CS is a leading supplier of polyester sheet worldwide and their products can be seen in retail, healthcare, airports, education, and other settings. CS reengineered their wall protection line to use sustainable products, and eliminated the use of PVC, which means the future is bright for this business.


“Business is great, and our sheet lines are busy here in Fort Valley and in France,” said Tie. “We will likely be purchasing additional twin-screw extruders and when we do, we would go with ENTEK.”


Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties (CS) is a family-owned building products company. CS provides solutions to complex problems that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers, and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in interior wall protection, impact-resistant doors and frames, entrance flooring, expansion joint covers, architectural louvers and grilles, sun controls, specialty venting, cubicle curtains and tracks. CS draws upon extensive expertise to design custom, high-quality products—many of which are a part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. CS products can be found on some of the world’s most significant architecture: One World Trade Center in New York City, The Shard in London and Burj Khalifa in Dubai. For more information about CS products and solutions, please visit: www.c-sgroup.com.


Upcoming


Events ENTEK is participating at the following shows/conferences. If you plan on attending any of these events, please stop by and see us!


Compounding World Forum 2016 December 13-14, 2016, Philadelphia, PA ENTEK will be exhibiting and Andy Hoffmann will be speaking at this event. For further information, visit amiplastics-na.com


Plastics Recycling 2017 March 6-8, 2017, New Orleans, LA ENTEK will be exhibiting at this event. For further information, visit plasticsrecycling.com


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