A Quebec company is investing to expand and upgrade the kinds of recycled plastic products it makes.
MHP Inc. will upgrade an existing extrusion line and add a second thermoforming line in the project, said MHP President Stéphanie C"té in a telephone interview from her firm's operation in Saint-Jér"me.
“We will start the new production in a few weeks,” C"té said. The new thermoforming line has been delivered and the extruder upgrade is under way. MHP mainly uses recycled post-industrial resins.
MHP wants to add extruded recycled PET and thermoformed PET products to its mix. So far it has concentrated on recycled high density polyethylene and low density PE. Its current product line includes cat litter pails, extruded sheet, cap liners, strapping, and extruded foam. It also wants to be a bigger presence in export markets.
The company is spending about C$100,000 (US$100,600) for the upgrade and thermoformer. It will receive a C$53,000 (US$53,300) repayable grant from federal agency Canada Economic Development.
The repayable grant was announced by Denis Lebel, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities and minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Quebec region.