NIG Skandia has expanded its range of commercial products with a specific policy for the booming plastics industry.

The Plastics Combined policy has been designed to meet the special needs of the industry's 6,000 manufacturers and suppliers.

Cover is included for the replacement of customers' mouldings and dies and for lost production profits caused by a major power failure or a catastrophe at a suppliers' premises.

A dedicated telephone helpline has also been set up to deal with claims from the industry.

Plastics Combined has all the standard features of a NIG Skandia combined policy, namely property damage, business interruption and goods in transit cover.

Charles Earle, NIG Skandia commercial director, said: "There are more than 6,000 firms in the fast growing UK plastics industry. We believe this offers a new commercial opportunity to intermediaries and we will be able to provide the necessary risk management support."