Ont. manufacturer receives nearly $850K for disinfectant contract
April 7, 2021 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Dimachem, a chemical blending and packaging manufacturer based in Windsor, Ont., will receive nearly $850,000 from the province to locally produce Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner-Disinfectant.
The disinfectant has been proven to be effective in killing SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) on frequently used hard, non-porous surfaces.
Dimachem has entered a multi-year toll manufacturing contract with The Clorox Company to manufacture 12 million bottles of Pine-Sol per year.
For the project, Dimachem will establish a new production line and modify its facility in Windsor to make the product in-house. Dimachem will also purchase new blow molding equipment to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and packaging on-site.
PET belongs to the polyester family of polymers used in things including fibres for clothing, containers for liquids and foods. This will enable a high-speed, fully integrated bottling system that will increase the company’s competitive advantage in the long term.
It will also have greenhouse gas reduction and environmental benefits, as empty bottles do not have to be shipped from other sources, equaling 19,400 tonnes of reduced of CO2e emissions.
The company will create 14 jobs as a result of the investment made through the $50-million Ontario Together Fund, which was established to help businesses retool or adopt the technological changes needed to produce supplies and equipment for the health care sector or organizations developing solutions for other critical public services.
Ontario has now committed an additional $50 million in the Ontario Together Fund in 2021-22 to support projects like this and allow local businesses to further enhance domestic supply chain capacity.