Polymera plans to tap WPC demand with new capacity


Polymera Inc. (Hebron, OH) is commercially producing wood and natural fiber polymer composite compounds after initiating installation of equipment in February of last year, meeting its estimated timeframe to fully outfit its 160,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility in central Ohio with 60 million pounds of WPC compound capacity.

Herb Hutchison, VP and general manager at Polymera, told PlasticsToday that after taking possession of its facility in December 2010, the work to unload and install 40 shipping containers worth of equipment began shortly thereafter. The facility was commissioned on time late last year with pilot runs undertaken after that.

Hutchison, whose extrusion and WPC resume includes time as the director of international business development at Cincinnati Milacron and as president of Crane Plastics, said the new company, now two years old, fulfills a need in the marketplace for WPC supply, which has been restricted due to the capital investment required to compound the fiber/plastic hybrids....
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