Canadian Manufacturing

Federal government invests $19,000 in a North Sydney manufacturer to become more energy efficient

Copol International Ltd. is a manufacturer of cast polypropylene film, which is a product that is used in traditional and non-packaging applications.

June 16, 2021  by CM Staff

NORTH SYDNEY — Jaime Battiste, MP for Sydney–Victoria, on behalf of Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of more than $19,000 that will hope to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency for a North Sydney packaging firm.

The investment in Copol International Ltd.’s energy management information system (EMIS) is part of the government’s efforts to build a low-carbon energy future.

Together, with contributions provided by Copol International Ltd. and Efficiency Nova Scotia, the total project investment is nearly $50,000.

Copol International Ltd. is a manufacturer of cast polypropylene film, which is a product that is used in traditional and non-packaging applications, from freezer to microwave film requiring cold and impact properties to bakery film for packaging that provides product safety and security. It is also used for lamination, tapes and labels.

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Federal funding is provided by the Energy Efficiency for Industry Program, which offers financial assistance to help fund Canadian industrial facilities’ energy management projects.

“Improvements in energy efficiency are our ‘hidden fuel’ — and take us a long way toward exceeding our climate goals. With today’s announcement we are lowering emissions and supporting businesses on the path to net zero by 2050.” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources.

“This project is part of a national plan that will bring us one step closer to our net-zero emissions goal. By investing in energy management systems to help the industrial sector achieve a low-carbon energy future, we are actively working toward our climate commitments.” said Jaime Battiste, MP for Sydney–Victoria.