Packaging producer Cascades will purchase new thermoforming lines for products made with recycled PS and PET content, the company announced.

The Canada-based company will purchase equipment worth $3.4 million ($4.5 million Canadian) for two of its Quebec facilities: Plastiques Cascades plant in Kingsey Falls and Cascades Inopak plant in Drummondville.

At the Plastiques Cascades plant, Cascades spent $2.6 million to replace a thermoforming line, add a pre-padding solution to the production line and install automated packaging lines, according to a press release. The facility makes PS food trays with 25 percent recycled content.

At the Cascades Inopak plant, Cascades spent $750,000 to install a new thermoforming line. That facility makes food packaging products and consumer goods made from PET with at least 60 percent post-consumer recycled content.

“These investments are part of a process of asset modernization at Cascades. They will boost our productivity while also allowing us to better meet our customers’ requirements and offer high-quality packaging,” said Luc Langevin, president and chief operating officer of Cascades’ Specialty Products Group.