The federal government is contributing just over $170,000 toward development of a reactor to remove odour from materials collected by Entropex, a Sarnia-based recycling company that processes post-industrial and post-consumer plastic for use in construction, consumer product and manufacturing applications.
The announcement of the grant, made through the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program, was made by MP Pat Davidson on Friday.
“Our government’s Economic Action Plan 2012 focuses on the drivers of growth and job creation—innovation, investment, education, skills and communities,” said Davidson. “We are supporting Canadian firms that successfully develop innovative technologies and helping businesses bring new ideas to the marketplace.”
Entropex will use the money in the design, start-up operation, data collection, and data analysis for the reactor.
The company, which employs 130 employees, began operations in 1978 and currently recycles some 105 million pounds of plastic a year.