A Canadian First: Medicom to Open New Plant to Produce Raw Material for Surgical and Respiratory Masks as Well as New PPE R&D Centre

Quebec-based Medicom Group Inc. (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, announces the creation of Meltech Innovation Canada Inc. (“Meltech”), a new manufacturing subsidiary dedicated to the production and innovation of the inner filter material used in the manufacture of surgical, pediatric and N95-type respiratory masks. As a result of this and other local initiatives, Canada will no longer be the only OECD-country that does not have domestic production of this critical meltblown polypropylene filter.

The new plant will be located in the greater Montreal area and will create at least 21 new jobs and 16 new co-op positions for university students. Given the highly strategic nature of the project, the Government of Canada has committed to investing up to $28.99 million through the Strategic Innovation Fund, towards the nearly $39 million investment required.

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