UK Extrusion are delighted to welcome Steve Norton to the team, as Project and Service Manager.

Steve brings with him a wealth of engineering expertise and many years’ experience in manufacturing, injection moulding, continuous improvement, procurement, maintenance and health and safety.

Steve is looking forward to working with our suppliers and our engineering and sales team to develop solutions for our customers, provide support and bring projects through to fruition.

If you’d like to know more about how we can help you with existing equipment or new projects please contact Steve on 07773054984 or

Solve your trim recycling issues with SUPATRIM  – the universal automatic trim feeder.

It will overcome any problems with processing blown and cast film, including technical films such as – sticky, thin, high static and pre-stretched.

SUPATRIM is installed directly on to the extruder throat and automatically synchronised with the speed of the winder to maintain a constant trim feeding tension.

It is designed to work up to 250m/min and will operate in conjunction with Plasmac Alpha machines from 40kg /hr up to 200 kg/hr. Subject to technical verification, thanks to it’s simple design, it can be installed on existing recycling machines.

Please find further details here: SUPATRIM FOR RECYCLING OF DIFFICULT TRIMS – Welcome to Plasmac – Member of Erema Group & Syncro Group Website (

See the SUPATRIM in action here:

For more information please get in touch.

Bandera Open House

Bandera Open House

Bandera, a leading name in the world of extrusion technology, is set to showcase its line, Techno FleX® PO5, during an open house event at the House of Extrusion® from January 22nd to 26th, 2024. This event is a golden opportunity for industry professionals and enthusiasts to witness the prowess of Technoflex PO5, a state-of-the-art extrusion line designed to meet the evolving needs of the packaging industry.

The Techno FleX® PO5 boasts a sophisticated configuration aimed at maximizing efficiency and versatility in film production. Key components include:

  • 4+4+4+4+4-component Gravimetric Dosing System:  Modular system to ensure precise material dosing, contributing to the quality and consistency of the produced films.
  • Extruders of various diameters: a core extruder with a diameter of 85 mm (3.3”), alongside four extruders with diameters of 65  mm (2,5”) each. This combination provides flexibility in processing a wide range of materials.
  • 5-Layer co-extrusion die head: with a diameter of 300 mm (11,8”), enables the production of multi-layer films. The Internal Bubble Cooling (IBC) is managed by the unique pessmetric control that allows perfect uniformity in film width.
  • High-Efficiency Double Flow Cooling Ring: Designed for optimal cooling performance, the double flow cooling ring ensures a quick and uniform extrusion of the film.
  • Automatic Film Thickness Control: This feature guarantees precision in film thickness, a critical factor in meeting the specific requirements of diverse packaging applications.
  • Flattening and Gusseting Devices: These components contribute to the overall quality and appearance of the film, providing the necessary features for different packaging needs.
  • Calibration Cages and Oscillating Haul-off: The inclusion of calibration cages and an oscillating haul-off with a roller width of 1800 mm (70.8”) ensures accurate film dimensions and stability during the production process.
  • Extruder Regranulator System Trim FleX®: Innovative twin screw counter rotating system to regranulating extruded material, contributing to a more circular economy.
  • Two-Station Face-to-Face Winder: supports contact, Gap and combined winding modes, offering versatility in packaging formats. The automatic reel extraction further streamlines the production process.
  • Complete Tower Frame and raceways
  • HMI Line Control – ANY MA®: The Human-Machine Interface (HMI) line control, powered by ANY MA®, offers user-friendly control and monitoring, enhancing operational efficiency.

Applications and material compatibility: tailored for diverse packaging needs

The Techno FleX® PO5 is designed to cater to a wide array of packaging applications, including:

  • Shrink Film for Bottles and Cans Packaging
  • Lamination Film
  • Printing Film
  • Stretch Hood
  • General Packaging Film

The line can process various materials, including LDPE, EVA, LLDPE, MLLDPE and blends with MDPE, HDPE, and COPP. This extensive material compatibility enables manufacturers to explore diverse formulations for optimal packaging solutions.

Thickness range and output capacity: precision and productivity

With a thickness range spanning from 20 to 200 μm (0,78-7,8 Mil), the Techno FleX® PO5 caters to the demand for films of varying thicknesses. The line exhibits an output capacity of 450 kg/h (990 lbs/h), ensuring high productivity to meet the demands of the packaging industry.

Bandera’s Techno FleX® PO5 stands at the forefront of extrusion technology, offering a comprehensive solution for the production of high-quality films. The open house event provides a unique opportunity for industry stakeholders to witness firsthand the capabilities and innovations that define this remarkable extrusion line. As the packaging landscape continues to evolve, Techno FleX® PO5 paves the way for sustainable, efficient, and versatile film production.


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.

Download our full range here

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:

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