BREAKEYVILLE, QC, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Earlier today, Alain
Lemaire, President and CEO of Cascades, and Luc Langevin, President and
COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group, inaugurated the recent
addition of $3.7 million in new deinking equipment at the Cascades Fine
Papers Group, Breakey Fibres mill. Strategically focused on producing
deinked kraft pulp of the highest quality, this strategic investment
will drive improvements in the quality of Cascades' fine papers, while
also protecting jobs.
Started in 2010, this initiative required the addition of several types
of equipment, including a flotation cell, washers/thickeners, a
disperser and a clarifier, and it also involved the expansion of the
building located in Breakeyville (Quebec). Committed to sustainable
development, Cascades took its focus on recovery to a whole new level
by sourcing equipment from various plants. Mr. Lemaire said, "This
investment shows our commitment to maintaining our competitive edge in
a down economy and challenging market situation. We believe that
innovation is the key to our company's growth."
As a result of this investment, pulp quality has greatly improved.
Visible dirt and glue residue have each decreased 50%, while the
whiteness has slightly increased. "We consider this to be a very
significant benefit, especially as the quality of raw materials - waste
paper to be recycled - is declining more and more. We believe this
investment will allow us to remain competitive in continuing to offer
high quality recycled products," said Mr. Langevin.
Since 1985, the Breakey Fibres mill has specialized in the manufacture
of recycled deinked kraft pulp, mainly used in the production of
Cascades' fine papers, such as the Rolland Enviro100 family of
Cascades Specialty Products Group is a leader in Industrial Packaging,
Consumer Product Packaging, Specialty Papers, Recovery and Recycling.
The Group has 48 business units located in North America and Europe and
employs over 2500 people.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs
close to 11,000 employees who work in more than 100 production units
located in North America and Europe. Cascades' management philosophy,
its more than 45 years of experience in recycling, its continued
efforts in research and development are strengths which enable the
company to create new products for its customers. The Cascades shares
trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.
SOURCE CASCADES INC.
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