Class Code: 4452

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 4452 is applied to insureds engaged in the manufacture of plastic products which are not otherwise classified. These products are manufactured from raw materials in the form of sheets, rods or tubes. The operations involve machining, bending, buffing or polishing. Code 4452 contemplates the vacuum forming of sheet, rod or tube stock. The stock is fed into automatic machinery which heats and vacuum-pulls it down against a dozen or more cavities; the formed cavities are cut off automatically. The product is inspected, trimmed if required, and packaged.

Code 4452 also is applied to insureds that manufacture plastic goods by the use of a dipping process using liquid plastic. A mold is dipped once or several times into the liquid, forming a deposit in the shape of the mold. The deposit is then blown from the mold, cut to size and finished. As evidenced by this classification’s cross-reference phraseologies, bone, ivory and horn goods manufacturing are assigned to this classification. The operations involve forming by machining, buffing or polishing.

It is important to reiterate that Codes 4452 or 4484 are applicable only when products being manufactured are specifically referenced in these scopes or the manufacture of a plastic product cannot be assigned to another classification either by specific reference or by analogy. In prioritizing classification procedures for manufacturers of plastic products, the classifier should first determine if a specific product manufacturing class is applicable to the operation. An example of a product class is Gear Mfg. In the event one does not find a specific product class, an industry class such as Sporting Goods Mfg. should be considered. In the event a product or industry class does not specifically describe the product being manufactured, or the product being manufactured cannot be assigned by analogy to either the industry or product group, either Codes 4452 or 4484, the “not otherwise classified” plastic manufacturing codes, should be assigned to the manufacture of a plastic product.

Certain Code 4452 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations shall apply to an insured only when no other classification more specifically describes the insured’s operations. The following is a representative list of operations somewhat related in nature to Code 4452 operations that are not assigned to Code 4452:

2688 Leather Goods Mfg. NOC 4299 Printing (Plastic Sign Mfg.—Computerized)
9501 Painting—Shop (Plastic Signs Mfg.—Computerized) 2683 Vinyl Bag Mfg.
4273 Plastic Bag Mfg. 2670 Vinyl Glove Mfg.
4484 Plastics Mfg.—Molded Products NOC 2660 Vinyl Shoe Mfg.
4459 Plastics Mfg.—Sheets, Rods, Tubes    

In addition to this representative list, one should review sources such as the alphabetical index in this manual to determine whether a classification other than Code 4452 or a classification other than one on the above list is applicable to the operations being reviewed for classification purposes.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Code 4452 also contemplates the plastic plating or coating of items other than fabrics, such as metal vessels, containers and pipes, and the vacuum coating of plastic products, provided the work is performed by an insured whose business is that of plastic coating. Refer to Code 4493 for insureds engaged in the coating or impregnating of fabrics with plastics. Refer to Code 2501 for the manufacture of vinyl gloves (Code 2670 is N/A MA).

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.35

Construction Exemption Required: No