MASSILLON, OH—Polymer Packaging, Inc. has launched a new division, Polymer Film & Bag, Inc., which will feature the very latest in 3-layer co-extruded film for converter grade sheeting and custom bag applications. The new facility is expected to be operational in late November with a team of 20 employees.

Polymer Film & Bag has partnered with Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H), a world leader in blown and cast film extrusion technology, to install two three-layer co-extrusion lines.

“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.

“We’ve invested in our future by expanding with the latest in equipment and material technology to provide engineered film solutions that offer source reduction, increased throughput and improved film performance,” said Lanham.

The multi-layer films to be produced by Polymer Film & Bag will be stronger than conventional film, yet thinner as a result of both resin technology and superior gauge profile, which significantly reduces the consumption of raw materials during production.

Polymer Film & Bag 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.

Polymer Packaging, Inc., founded in 1986, has evolved into a state-of-the-art manufacturing packaging operation providing flexible packaging solutions for the food, industrial, medical and pharmaceutical packaging markets throughout the U.S. For more information call 800-260-1446 or visit https://www.polymerpkg.com/polymer-film-bag/.

Windmöller & Hölscher, a family owned company, is a world leader for machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging. The product portfolio includes high-performance machines for film extrusion, printing and converting. W&H offers its clients everything from a single source: from expert consultation and engineering to the delivery of high quality machines and complete packaging production lines. Approximately 2,700 employees create optimal solutions for the individual production tasks of flexible packaging producers – bringing the corporate philosophy “Passion for Innovation“ to life. Machines from Windmöller & Hölscher are in use in over 130 countries and by more than 5,000 customers. www.whcorp.com