Polymer Packaging Inc. is jumping back into the extrusion business after more than a decade of absence.
The Massillon, Ohio-based flexible and protective packaging maker is spending more than $10 million on equipment initially and expects to start film production soon on a pair of three-layer, coextrusion lines made by Windmöller & Hölscher, the company said. Windmöller & Hölscher will be at K 2019 in Hall 17, Booth A57.
"Our team was discussing growth strategies in the spring of 2018. We decided to take an approach of asking our customers where they felt there were needs that we might be able to fill," CEO Larry Lanham said in an email interview.
And one customer asked whether the company would consider manufacturing film.
Polymer Packaging previously entered that business in 2007, but the CEO said the timing of that decision was "not ideal."