Carving out specialties within strategic market segments — specifically those that require a supplier to do a little bit more to solve packaging challenges. That’s the mindset that Polymer Packaging has taken over its 29-year span to become a successful mid-sized converter. One packaging format that the company has particularly shined in developing is pouches for liquids, oil and lubricants, a move that was spearheaded by Polymer’s involvement in the drink alcohol pouch market.
“We saw oils and lubricants as an area where it took a special expertise in developing high-performance pouches that could withstand the rigors of various products with rather chemically aggressive content,” says Bill Lanham, Polymer Packaging president. “Products such as gas additives, adhesives, detergent oils and ethanol additives are difficult to package, and the pouches must perform well. It also was not a market everyone would attempt to penetrate. It took a lot of work to develop the film lamination structures that would perform, but we knew we had the ability to make excellent quality pouches that wouldn’t leak, so we put a lot of energy into these areas.”