The future of wood-plastic composites is bright, and Polymera Inc., a newly formed company, hopes to be a part of that future. Polymera announced that it has acquired state-of-the-art WPC manufacturing systems and a 160,000-ft2 facility in Hebron, OH, near Columbus.
Herb Hutchison, who spent part of his career with Milacron in international business development, said that the extrusion systems he and his partners in Polymera are in the process of assembling and installing were bound for a plant offshore. “This plant was originally destined for manufacturing outside the U.S., but my partners and I purchased the equipment and brought it back to the U.S.,” Hutchison explains. “In the truest sense, we’re bringing jobs back.”...