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Autoliv, INVISTA, Yoga Jeans and the Government of Canada fight COVID-19

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Three firms join forces to make medical gowns.

Transcription – Autoliv, INVISTA, Yoga Jeans and the Government of Canada fight COVID-19

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[Clips of a business door sign being flipped from “open” to “closed,” people sanitizing common objects and shared spaces, people wearing face masks while working, medical gowns being manufactured]

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Voiceover: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on all Canadians. Our health care workers and researchers are working hard to protect us, but they have faced shortages in protective equipment to keep them safe.

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Voiceover: Three Canadian companies have joined forces to develop an innovative approach to making medical gowns, using repurposed nylon instead of polypropylene. Invista is a nylon manufacturer from Kingston, Ontario. Autoliv, from Tilbury, Ontario, weaves nylon auto safety airbags. Yoga Jeans is an apparel company from St-Côme-Linière, Quebec.


ISED played a role in bringing these companies together. It then worked with other government departments to expedite the development of a prototype and ensure these gowns were safe for our front-line workers.

[Text on screen: The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry]

Minister Bains: The Government is proud to work with great Canadian companies such as these in the fight against COVID-19. Canada, we’re in this together, and working together is our strength.


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