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Cascades supplying recycled plastic for medical visors needed in COVID-19 fight


April 3, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Cascades will supply recycled plastic needed to make medical visors needed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Tristan and Bauer companies will ensure the final assembly of the components.

Cascades already manufactures rolls of extruded plastic to supply Tristan. The packaging company also plans to start production of a minimum of 1 million pre-cut visors for Bauer starting Monday, April 6.

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The first units will be delivered in the same week. All of these products will be made at the Cascades Inopak plant in Drummondville, Quebec.

Cascades is collaborating with nu-b, a company located in Vaudreuil, Quebec, on the extruded rolled plastic for this project.

“Our company is very pleased to be able to contribute to these promising and important initiatives by providing materials and components,” says Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades, in a statement.

“We applaud the organizations launching these projects and want to thank our employees for their remarkable agility and dedication.”

Other projects related to the fight against COVID-19 have been submitted to Cascades, and the company is assessing the feasibility of supplying materials and production capacity needed for their completion.

The company says these products will not interfere with the manufacture of essential products.