17 January 2012
17 January 2012
Polymera has added 60 million pounds of WPC compound capacity at their central Ohio facility.
According to Polymera, the 160,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, located in central Ohio, houses a fully automated manufacturing system for wood/natural fibre polymer composite compounds. “Polymera is addressing a need for WPC compound that simply has not been available in the industry, until now,” stated Polymera’s Vice-President, Herb Hutchison. 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."
Polymera will be exhibiting at NPE2012 in Orlando, Florida, on the 1st – 5th April, and will be found in booth number 27045.
Hexcel will exhibit at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 10-12 December, promoting two technologies for wind blade manufacturers that address the growing need for reduced production times and increased throughput.
LM Wind Power has inaugurated a Technology Centre Americas facility to develop and test new techniques for designing and building wind turbine blades at its facility on the NASA Michoud campus outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
An alliance of composite companies has formed PULLWind, a strategic consortium designed to enable leading wind blade manufacturers to access a ‘turnkey’ solution for pultruded spar caps.