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Polymer Film & Bag Enters Extrusion Market

Polymer Packaging, Inc. has launched a new division, Polymer Film & Bag, Inc., to manufacture converter grade sheeting and custom bag applications. The company has installed two 3-layer blown film lines from W&H: an OPTIMEX and a VAREX II.

“We’re so happy to join Polymer Film & Bag on their entry into producing blown films and establishing this new business unit. I’ve known Larry and Bill Lanham for over two decades and that we’re now partnering with them as their machinery supplier is a wonderful development,” said Andrew Wheeler, President of W&H in North America.

“In order to service the diverse needs of our customer base, we decided to install a very wide range of film and construction capabilities allowing future market needs to mandate what the expanded capabilities will be. W&H uniquely offered the best solution to accommodate this need today and into the future,” explained Larry L. Lanham, CEO of Polymer Packaging.

Polymer Film & Bag will be located in an existing 100,000 square foot 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.

The division will manufacture bags on rolls, individual clean-cut flat bags, gusseted bags, converter-grade three-layer sealant sheeting, stretch hooder and shrink films on the two new blown film lines. With initial capacity over 20 million pounds, four additional lines are projected to be installed in 2020 and 2021.