Producing Medical-Grade Respirator Filters
Brantford, ON – December 16, 2020 – APC Filtration, a manufacturer of critical air filters for global OEM’s, is proud to partner with O2 Industries in the production of premium, medical-grade respirator filters for the safety and practical needs of healthcare workers at the forefront of this global COVID-19 pandemic.
O2 Industries is a leading manufacturer of reusable respirators since 2014. The launch announcement follows the receipt of a $1.8 million grant from the Government of Ontario’s Ontario Together fund, which invests in the production of innovative, world-class PPE locally in Ontario.
“We’re thrilled that the Government of Ontario has identified O2 Industries as the organization to bring high-grade medical respirators to healthcare professionals on a mass scale,” said co-founder and CEO of O2 Industries, Peter Whitby. “With a global shortage of PPE, Canadian healthcare workers need access to premium respiratory protection produced here at home. This grant will support the production and distribution of an Ontario-made medical respirator designed to keep healthcare workers safe, without compromising on comfort or breathability.”
“As our fight against COVID-19 continues, we need Ontario’s top-notch entrepreneurs and innovators to continue to work with us and help mobilize our manufacturing and innovation might,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “That’s why we are supporting companies like O2 Canada, to provide a made-in-Ontario solution to reduce our dependence on foreign supply chains, strengthen our domestic capacity and be better prepared for the future.”
APC looks forward to the future partnership with O2 Industries to improve the health and safety of our global population.