UK Extrusion announces new partnership with Temac

UK Extrusion Ltd is delighted to announce the beginning of a new partnership. UKE has the privilege to represent the Italian slitter and rewinders manufacturer TEMAC srl for the United Kingdom and Ireland territory.

Established in 1999, TEMAC Srl engineer and manufacture high quality converting equipment dedicated to plastic film, paper and foil industries. The TEMAC production plant is located close to Milan Malpensa airport, in Varese province, the centre of the Italian Extrusion and Converting heartland.

TEMAC manufacture single, double and turret slitter and rewinders equipped with state-of-the-art operation software. Each machine is tailored to suit the exact requirements of the customer.

Our range covers:

  • flexible food packaging
  • rigid packaging eg preformed food trays
  • Plastic and paper food/ drink labels
  • Adhesive labels and tape
  • Paper – natural or coated
  • Hygiene and medical supplies including elastic and laminated films used in surgical masks, drapes and covers
  • High performance films, polyester film or laminated polypropylene.

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Plastics Industry Awards Finalists 2023

UK Extrusion are delighted to be nominated as finalists at the Plastics Industry Awards. This prestigious awards ceremony is held in London each November and we are thrilled to be in the running again, twice!

We are doubly pleased that we have been chosen as finalists for two separate projects, both in the Supplier Partnership Prime Machinery category. This sector is always the most hotly contested and we are proud to be featuring alongside Bole, Engel, Arburg, Krauss Maffei and STV Machinery.

Our first entry is with our customer Elite Plastics based in Hereford. Elite is one of the UK’s leading independently family owned and run companies, specialising in extruding, printing, converting and recycling of polythene films, bags and covers. In order to provide an improved service for their clients, Elite identified the need for a multi-layer blown film line. This would enable them to offer technically superior films using different materials and most importantly 30% recycled content. UK Extrusion and engineers from Bandera worked with Elite to to provide the perfect line for their requirements. It was no mean feat given that even the roof had to be raised to install it! The project was a partnership at every stage, from planning to implementation and subsequent engineering support.

Elite Plastics are also nominated for the Sustainability Award for their Net Zero strategy which includes solar panels on the their extrusion hall roofs, multiple energy saving projects, vastly increased use of recycled material developing the circular economy and investing in technological advancements.

Our second entry is with our customer Berry Global. Through a fruitful collaboration with UK Extrusion, plastics packaging manufacturer Berry Global has upgraded the recycling process at its site in Bromborough, Merseyside. With UK Extrusion’s advice, Berry has taken steps towards maximising energy efficiency while also using less space. Central to this project was the Plasmac ALPHA XS, an air-cooled recycling extruder that replaced the previous water-cooled machine. Berry has been delighted with the level of service and support provided by UK Extrusion throughout the trial period and subsequent purchase and installation of further machines. “The engineering excellence and experience exceeds expectations”.

The UK Extrusion team and our friends at Elite and Berry are looking forward to the event on November 17th. The PIastics Industry Awards are always eagerly anticipated. It’s a great event, where we will catch up with old friends, raise a glass and hopefully pick up an award. Do come and see us if you are going, we would love to buy you a beer!

Being nominated is a great honour in itself. Best of luck to all participating. #PIA2023

Eurexma K7

Eurexma K7 Pilot Blown Film Line on show at Milan Plast, Sept 5 – 8.

EUREXMA is showcasing the new PILOT BLOWN K7 next week at the Plast exhibition in Milan. Meet the UK Extrusion team there from Sept 5th – 8th.

The PILOT BLOWN K7, produces 7-layer films, useful for developing multi-layer film formulations with polymers with different properties:
·        Barrier towards oxygen, carbon dioxide and odours
·        Lightness
·        Mechanical strength
·        Heat and UV resistance

The PILOT BLOWN K7 consists of 7 XTR 20 extruders with 20 mm ø screws, suitable for processing different types of polymers with different features and viscosity.

The tubular film come out of the 80 mm ø die is cooled thanks to the innovative cooling air ring produced by SYNCRO, as well as the smallest automatic ring available on the market today, the TYPHOON Y00.

In a combined action with SONYSCAN, an innovative ultrasonic scanner provided by SYNCRO, it can guarantee a precise film thickness control with excellent tolerances.

The combined action of all these elements makes it possible to obtain a tubular film of different widths, up to a maximum of 400 mm and different thicknesses, with a range from 20 to 150 microns, meet the increasingly stringent standards imposed in the food and medical industries.

The EYES, a visual quality inspection system produced by ACELABS are high-resolution cameras, scanning 100% of the film, detecting and classifying every type of defect.

SYLINE XXS gravimetric feeders, placed on all the extruders of the line, ensures a precise control of the extruder output.


Meet the UK Extrusion team at Plast

The UK Extrusion team are delighted to welcome you to Milan PLAST next month. 

We represent Bandera, the Syncro Group and BD Plast in the UK and are excited to be showcasing the following technologies:

Bandera: Hall 15 Booth 121/ 122

Bandera is a global leader in the production of extrusion lines for Blown Film, Rigid Film – Flat Die and Recycling (post-consumer or post-industrial). In parallel with its presence at the fair, Bandera has decided to hold its own dedicated Open House, once again opening the doors of its testing room, the House of Extrusion®, to visitors. You will be able to see the following machines in action:

The Recycling division consists of four machines:

  • Twin FLE Post-industrial polyolefin recycling plant
  • PET BOTTLE-TO-BOTTLE Plant for recycling PET from plastic bottles
  • VOC & ODOR REMOVAL Granule decontamination system
  • Reel FLE Off-line system for post-industrial waste recovery

The Blown Film division consists of plants dedicated to flexible film:

  • Techno FLEX® 5-LAYER + Trim FLEX® TRIM RECOVERY SYSTEM plant dedicated to the production of high-performance multilayer film within-line system for waste/trim recovery
  • BARRIER FLE 5-layer line for barrier applications

The Flat Die division consists of rigid film plants:

  • ALPHAPET® Rigid film extrusion line equipped with special lamination for laminating barrier and non-barrier polyolefin films

The EA Extrusion Academy® division, the company laboratory that carries out industrial-scale R&D activities. During the Open House it will be possible to see some of the projects:

  • MDO Industrial-scale R&D project
  • CONDOR LINE® is a Flat Die line designed to share R&D programmes thanks to the combination of multiple technologies
  • TWIN SCREW BLOWN FILM Blown film line equipped with twin-screw extruder for direct recovery

SYNCRO: Hall 15 Booth 81SYNCRO will surprise you with NEW PRODUCTS specially designed to give you performance out of all standards on the market, including:

  • TYPHOON3 an evolutionary and energy-efficient automatic cooling air ring.
  • MYBATCH3 a world preview of the new batch feeder with improved performance in dosing precision and homogeneous mixing.
  • SYBLEND the gravimetric continuous loss-in-weight dosing unit is designed to dose and blend several components simultaneously.
  • MYBLEND the ideal feeder for all processes where the dosing control and stability must be contained within very tight boundaries, as in the case of textile and pharmaceutical lines.
  • TETRYX the automatic material sorting control unit allows up to 24 pick-up points (silos, day-bins) to be connected to a maximum of 24 hopper loaders in one single station, fully automating the transport of materials from storage to users 
  • Measuring and gauging systems – a wide range of scanners will be on show, providing a solution for multiple applications

PLASMAC: Hall 15 Booth 81 – recycle scrap, reduce cost, reuse the material

  • OMEGA M – a shredder / extruder combination, ideal for repelletising high speed inline trims or for offline use to recycle off-spec reels, lumps, bales, loose material or start-up scrap. It’s compact design, energy saving design make it the ideal solution for your inhouse recycling needs.
  • ALPHA XS – the smallest footprint repelletiser with Short Screw Technology ensuring low shear, low melt temperatures guaranteeing an absolute minimum of material degradation giving you the highest quality recycled pellet.

EUREXMA: Hall 15 Booth 81 – specialists in the production of Laboratory and Pilot lines

BD PLAST: Hall 15 Booth B61 – Manual, Semi and fully automatic screen changers for PCR Materials!

  • CLEANCHANGER 180 – Continuous flow self-cleaning screen changer – equipped with its very own PLC and hydraulic power unit allowing customers to see how the screen changer and its backflush system work.
  • CLEANCHANGER 120 – Continuous flow self-cleaning screen changer
  • BDOx2 200 – Continuous flow hydraulic screen changer – equipped with its HPU to demonstrate how it works
  • BDO FQ 250 – Hydraulic screen changer
  • BDVD 100 – Diverter valve

PLAST is held at the FIERA MILANO Fairgrounds, Rho (Milan) 40 minutes from either Malpensa or Bergamo airports. Full information here: www.plastonline.org

Do please let us know if you are coming SO WE CAN PUT YOU IN THE DIARY?

Stefano Nestri, our new Sales Director, Dan Clayton, Operations Manager and Steve Trainor, Managing Director look forward to meeting you.

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Blown Film Line a Success at Elite Plastics


To help them stay at the forefront of their industry, Elite Plastics have invested in a bespoke 3 layer co-extrusion blown film line from Italian designer and manufacturer of complete extrusions line for packaging and converting, Bandera. See it in action above!  Continue reading

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Plasmac Omega Reduces Plastic Waste for Emtelle

Plastic Waste has been significantly reduced by a global leader in the supply of blown fibre cable and ducted network solutions with the use of the Plasmac Omega



Emtelle is a worldwide manufacturer of pre-connectorised, blown fibre cable and ducted network solutions. As part of its four point sustainability strategy, Emtelle has a vision to reduce emissions, improve resource sustainability, reduce plastic waste, and be a fair employer and partner.


One of the components they manufacture for their range of solutions is polyethylene Microducta & sheathed Microduct Bundles for fibre optic cables.  In a step to address their desire to reduce plastic waste, Emtelle discussed with UK Extrusion the recycling of scrap tubing & sheathing. They were at that time putting scrap out to a third party for recycling, but could see the benefits of keeping as much of this activity in-house as possible.  Continue reading

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Packaging Sheet & Foil Line Wins Plastics Industry Award

What do you do when you have an essential PET Foil & Sheet Line for food packaging, manufactured in Italy, ready and waiting to be shipped and installed in the UK when a worldwide pandemic hits?


Panic, would be an option. However, not in this case due to two secret weapons in UK Extrusion’s customer satisfaction toolbox. Read on to discover what they were and how they convinced the judges of the Plastics Industry Awards to honour an extrusion application in the category of Supplier Partnership – Prime Machinery, for the first time.  Continue reading

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Post-Industrial Waste Recycling Lines a Hit at Interplas UK

Post-industrial waste recycling lines, blown film and sheet extrusion supplier, UK Extrusion, has been delighted with both the attendance at Interplas UK and with the level of enquiries received during the three days of the show and in subsequent days.


UK Extrusion’s debut Interplas UK September 2021 was certainly a baptism of fire. Not just all the usual anxieties for first-time exhibitors, but unique issues surrounding the pandemic and associated concerns. Continue reading

image of the Plasmac Alpha XS recycling machines for inline trim scrap

Plasmac Introduce New Alpha XS For Inline Recycling

Plasmac has released their newest variant of the highly successful ALPHA range of direct extrusion recycling systems for the recycling of inline trim.


The ALPHA XS is a very compact, energy-efficient, and highly cost-effective addition to the Alpha range of extruders.


Featuring a reduced footprint of less than 1 sq metre and power consumption of less than 0.2kW/Kg the ALPHA XS also offers the option of a roll feed unit for off-spec reels. Providing output up to 50 Kg/h. this is a magnificent little workhorse.


Plasmac has designed the ALPHA XS with a new air-cooled pelletising system that has increased the cooling capacity by over 50% and the new design of cutting system allows users to set up and forget it.


With a new improved cutting blade with a longer life and better pellet cutting, Plasmac believes the Alpha XS will set the standards for inline recycling systems for in-house industrial waste recycling.



image of live streaming event from Bandera in Italy featuring their extrusion lines

Extrusion Lines and Recycling in Virtual Open House

When a global leader in the design and manufacture of extrusion lines for plastic packaging and converting virtually opens its doors to the industry, it’s bound to be a popular event.


Bandera’s Plastic Week 2021 Virtual Open House was held 21, 22, 23, and 25 June hosted by the Bandera Technical Centre, The House Of Extrusion® which specialises in Bandera’s Testing and Research and Development activities. Throughout the week a common theme of the Circular Economy was the underlying trend as Bandera showed their innovation.


Bandera are no strangers to the concept of video streaming from their premises, having been pioneers of the concept during the early days of the pandemic. Their streaming from Italy to the rest of the world, last year, was met with enthusiastic accolades from the plastics industry. Continue reading