MODERN PLASTIC EXPANDS IN N.J.

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Modern Plastic Technics has expanded its West Berlin, N.J., manufacturing facility, including a 3,000-square-foot addition to the company's rapidly growing assembly division and new equipment to accommodate new capacity for value-added secondary services.

The company also added a second shift and two vertical insert molding machines.

Modern Plastic Technics added three new pad printing machines, bringing its total to four, and two new ultrasonic welding machines to the five already in operation.

Company officials also announced it added a new automatic bagging machine to meet the requirements of a specific customer in the telecommunications industry.

Throughput with the new bagger can average 1,000 pieces an hour, according to the company.

Charlotte Shinn, human resources director, said the company recently added six molding presses: five Arburgs, including two vertical machines for insert molding capability, and one Van Dorn Demag press.

Modern Plastic Technics now operates 27 injection molding machines with clamping forces of 28-300 tons.

Modern Plastic Technics' sister division, Dual Machine Tool Co., expanded capabilities with a computer-aided design workstation with Ideas software, and two master computer-aided manufacturing stations.

The company now operates five master CAM stations. The company also purchased a larger wire electric discharge machine to allow for the production of larger, heavier pieces for larger molds.

Modern Plastic Technics and Dual Machine have a total of 219 employees and operate from a 42,000-square-foot facility.

The companies serve the communications, computer and inventory-control industries with products such as ribbon cartridges for computer printers and hand-held bar code scanners.