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Cascades invests $30 million in new tissue process

Company will be only North American tissue manufacturer to use technology


March 4, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

KINGSEY FALLS, QC: Cascades Inc is investing more than $30 million in new tissue-making technology at its Candiac, Quebec tissue paper mill.

The mill will begin using Voith Atmos technology to produce tissue paper. According to Cascades, the technology will allow the company to manufacture tissue products with fewer fibres, less energy, less water and fewer chemicals than in any other paper manufacturing process. The company said it will become the only North American tissue manufacturer to use the technology.

While other machines manufacture ultra quality tissue paper with fibres that are mostly virgin, this “Tad equivalent” technology is able to manufacture tissue paper with a majority of recycled fibres.

“Since its foundation, and well before it became in fashion, Cascades believed in sustainable development,” said Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO of Cascades Tissue Group. “That is why we have invested in a new Tad-equivalent technology, which enables us to produce Premium and Ultra quality tissue paper, while being even more mindful of the environment.”

Cascades said it will soon introduce a new Ultra bathroom tissue to be added to its existing Enviro line.