“We are very excited to be back in the extrusion business utilizing the very latest W&H blown-film technology in producing superior film,” says Larry L. Lanham, CEO-Polymer Packaging. “Production is focused on converter-grade sealants and high clarity, high strength, source reducing films. Our offering extends to a wide range of film and bag constructions allowing us to support the demand for high quality films in the North American polyethylene flexible packaging market."
The company partnered with Windmöller & Hölscher Corp. (W&H), a world leader in blown and cast film extrusion technology and installed two W&H film lines to manufacture three-layer co-extruded film for a multitude of markets. An Optimex II co-extrusion line was installed in December 2019 along with a Varex II co-extrusion line in production later this month.
Polymer Film & Bag is located in a 100,000-sq-ft section of the Polymer Packaging plant in Massillon, OH. This first phase extrusion section was set up and designed for film production to initially house up to six lines with room to expand to 18 lines. With initial capacity over 20 million pounds, four additional lines are projected to be installed in 2020-21. The new division employs a team of 22 associates.