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Ontario invests in Integrated Packaging Films for face shield production


November 13, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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The Ontario government is investing $350,000 in Integrated Packaging Films to help meet the increased demand for personal protective equipment. The funding, which comes from the Ontario Together Fund, will be used to create new jobs and increase the production of PET film by 49 per cent, contributing to the production of nearly four million more face shields per month.

The $50 million Ontario Together Fund was launched to help businesses retool their operations to produce PPE and develop tech-driven solutions and services to help businesses reopen safely.

“As a manufacturer of clear plastic sheeting for over 23 years, Integrated Packaging Films is excited to work towards protecting Ontarians against the COVID virus,” said Bill Mechar, president of Integrated Packaging Films. “With the help of the government’s Ontario Together Fund, we will increase capacity of clear film and offer Canadian manufacturers locally made materials for fabricating face shields. This expansion will also create several new full-time jobs in our Ayr facility.”

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