Cascades has said it will supply the recycled plastic needed to make medical visors to help in the fight against Covid-19.
The move is in response to an initiative led by the Tristan and Bauer companies, which will ensure the final assembly of the components.
Cascades already manufactures rolls of extruded plastic to supply Tristan.
It plans to start production of a minimum of one million pre-cut visors for Bauer, with the first units planned for delivery this week.
All of these products will be made at the Cascades Inopak plant in Drummondville, Quebec.
Cascades’ efforts are supported by Vaudreuil, Quebec-based nu-b, which supplies extruded rolled plastic for the project.
Other projects have been submitted to Cascades and the company is assessing the feasibility of supplying materials and production capacity needed for their completion.
These orders will be added to the company’s current production activities and will not interfere with its ongoing ability to manufacture essential products.