Polymera, a producer of wood and natural fibre polymer composite compounds, announced today that the company has added 60 million pounds of WPC compound capacity at their central Ohio facility.
The 160,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, located in central Ohio, houses a fully automated manufacturing system for wood/natural fiber polymer composite compounds. The company has the flexibility to provide varying material formulations utilising a wide spectrum of raw materials per customer specifications.
Vice-President, Herb Hutchison said;
Polymera is addressing a need for WPC compound that simply has not been available in the industry, until now. Polymera can provide technology assistance in addition to the WPC compounds. Our objective is to help extrusion, injection and compression moulding companies that would like to enter the WPC market but cannot justify the very large investment in upstream blending and material handling systems.
Merablend is a wood/natural fibre polymer composite material for injection moulding, extrusion and compression moulding applications that targets processors interested in entering the WPC market by offering multiple material options such as varying fibre loadings in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Polypropylene (PP) base polymers. Merablend™ WPC compounds can be used for both interior and exterior applications, in a variety of markets.