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Cascades

Chemical-Free Process Boosts Paper Plant’s Competitiveness

Cascades, which produces packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibers, has invested $26 million in a new chemical-free technology at its Norampac – Cabano facility. The company says the biorefinery process used to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips is a Canadian … Read more »

Respak

Sustainable Alternative to Polycoated Cardboard

Cascades has launched a recyclable and compostable packaging product for the food and food service industries. The company says Respak, made from 50 percent recycled fibers, is a sustainable packaging alternative to nonrecyclable polycoated cardboard and it doesn’t compromise on the performance and durability characteristic of traditional polycoated packaging. Respak … Read more »

Cascades Beats Waste Reduction Target

Cascades has exceeded its 2015 waste reduction target, recovering 72.8 percent of waste generated. The packaging and tissue products company had set a goal to recover 71 percent of waste generated by 2015. It met this goal in 2013 by generating less waste overall, reusing de-inking sludge at the Tissue … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Natural Seal, Energy Star, Sustainable Sites, Green Grid

The Natural Seal program from the Natural Products Association has reached its 1,200th certification of natural products and ingredients. All certified manufacturers can use the Natural Seal on their labels. As the first natural certification in the US, the seal is used to help consumers identify personal care and home … Read more »

Cascades Sustainability Report: Progress Made on 9 of 18 KPIs

Cascades Sustainability Report: Progress Made on 9 of 18 KPIs

Paper company Cascades has made progress on nine of its 18 2012 sustainability goals, according to its interim sustainable development plan report, which relates progress made in 2011. In 2010 the paper manufacturer began developing a multi-year sustainable development plan, in collaboration with several non-governmental organizations, aimed at pushing itself … Read more »