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Polymera hires new VP of Manufacturing
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HEBRON, Ohio, February 4, 2011 — Polymera, Inc. announced today that plastics technology expert Jeff Brandt will roll out three new product offerings for the central Ohio-based producer of wood/natural fiber polymer composite materials and custom profiles.

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Jeff Brandt, Polymera’s newly appointed vice president of manufacturing and technology, is one of North America’s leading experts in the field of extrusion and WPC manufacture. He has held various industry leadership positions, including vice president of technical research and development at Crane Plastics. An early pioneer in the field of wood/natural fiber polymer composites, Brandt has managed technical advancements for global industry leaders and developed 12 patents, five in the WPC technology and processing areas.

Brandt’s extensive extrusion processing experience and problem solving capabilities, coupled with his availability to Polymera customers, directly translate into faster customer learning curves, higher output rates and lower scrap in production of WPC products. He will be responsible for technology development in the WPC field to open new markets and product opportunities. Brandt’s first official project will include rolling out Polymera’s three new product offerings, Merablend™, Merawood™ and Meraplast™.

Merablend™ is a wood/natural fiber polymer composite material for injection molding, extrusion and compression molding applications that targets processors interested in entering the WPC market without incurring significant capital expenses involved with upstream fiber/polymer processing, blending and material handling systems required for wood composites. Merablend™ offers multiple material options such as varying fiber loadings in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Polypropylene (PP) base polymers.

Merawood™ custom produced profiles are extruded on high-speed twin screw production lines specially configured for maximum flexibility and output. Merawood™ products can be supplied either as a bridge to existing manufacturing processes or on a long-term supply basis. Merawood™ WPC profiles can be used for both interior and exterior applications, as components of windows, doors, furniture and a variety of other markets. Brandt’s technical experience will help make customers’ net shape hollow or solid profile requirements a reality, using Merablend™ ready-to-use raw materials and Meraplast™ WPC tooling.

Meraplast™ Technology Solutions provide consultation for companies looking to enter the wood/natural fiber polymer composite market. Led by Brandt, Polymera’s technology team will assist with processing, technology development and specification of individual line equipment or customized product lines such as extruders, colorant feeding, calibration stands and embossing equipment.

“Jeff Brandt is a proven performer in the plastics industry and we are very pleased to have him as part of our organization. Jeff brings tremendous depth to the company and furthers Polymera’s commitment to our customers in technology and processing leadership,” states Herb Hutchison, Polymera’s Vice President/General Manager.

Polymera manufactures formulated compounds and finished custom profiles for the Wood and Natural Fiber Polymer Composites (WPC) industry. Formed in 2010, the company’s manufacturing and corporate headquarters are located in Hebron, Ohio. The company’s strong financial base, central location, and solid industry partnerships will allow the company to emerge with capacity to be one of the largest suppliers of WPC materials in the industry. For more information, visit Polymera’s new web site at or contact Vice President/General Manager Herb Hutchison at (740.527.2069 ext. 140).


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