Remcon Plastics Inc. has added Nitrojection gas-assist equipment to its structural foam molding plant in Reading at a cost of about $50,000.
The purchase marks Remcon's entrance into gas-assist molding, said marketing manager Patti McNeill. She said the equipment went into use during early May.
``A lot of customers requested it in the past but we held off until we had an actual job come through,'' she said, adding that the firm will be looking to quote more gas-assist jobs now that it has the capability.
Last month, Remcon announced it added two Springfield presses at the 60,000-square-foot structural foam molding division. The 150- and 350-ton presses represented an investment of about $400,000.
Remcon's other Reading facility is an 80,000-square-foot rotational molding site that houses seven machines.
Founded in 1982 as a rotomolder, Remcon expanded into structural foam molding in 1998. It also owns a research and development company in Hendersonville, N.C., called Liquidlogic LLC, which specializes in kayaks. Manufacturing of the kayaks is done in Reading.
Remcon also makes industrial containers and is a contract molder. It employs 120.