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Diversified Plastics Expands Capacity with New Molding Room

Plastics Business

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To meet growing demand, Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Diversified Plastics, Inc. has enlarged its environmentally-controlled molding and packaging room by 2,775 square feet. The company also has installed a new 250-ton molding machine that accommodates existing molds and increases capacity and flexibility in scheduling. In addition to this controlled environment, Diversified Plastics has two clean rooms and an environmentally-controlled assembly room.

“Many of our customers are in the medical device, aerospace and electronics industries,” said Annette Lund, vice president of Diversified Plastics, Inc. “This larger, environmentally-controlled molding and packaging area, along with the additional molding machine, increases productivity to meet growing demand from current and new customers.”

Less stringent than a clean room, controlled environments are pressurized, isolated manufacturing spaces with positive airflow, as well as temperature and humidity controls. The plastic resin is located outside the room and is piped into the press, keeping dust under control. Employees wear gowns, sterilized shoes and, when required, gloves. Special mats on the floor reduce dirt coming into the room.

For more information, visit www.divplast.com.