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Cascades rethinks protective packaging

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General Cascades Inc. Cascades Specialty Products Group FiberSmart Flexicomb Protective packaging ThermaFresh Trans Industrial Packaging Ltd.

Two new products from Cascades are eco-designed.

The Industrial Packaging Sector of Cascades Specialty Products Group has two new offerings designed to provide an ecological view on protective packaging.

Flexicomb (see photo above) is a brand new flexible protective packaging that is both economical and eco-designed.

Made from 100 per cent recycled materials, Flexicomb is the alternative when it comes to economical and environmentally-friendly flexible packaging providing product protection. Easily adapted to irregular shapes, this new packaging eliminates the risk of damage during shipping and handling.

Flexicomb also employs FiberSmart technology, which is available with a cohesive coating option.

Also, in collaboration with Trans Industrial Packaging Ltd., Cascades offers ThermaFresh, a new industrial packaging innovation that is an ingenious eco-designed option to replace traditional fresh fish packing containers.

Cascades ThermaFresh

Made of water-resistant corrugated paperboard, metalized paper film and paperboard honeycomb cells, ThermaFresh advantages are numerous, including a reduction in shipping and product damage-related costs.

By rethinking protective packaging, Cascades provide the industry with a high-performance, cost-effective solution for the packaging and distribution of fresh food.

Cascades has produced a video-animation exhibiting all of its eco-designed packaging innovations with respect to industrial uses, which is available on line at:

About Cascades Specialty Products Group:

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 N.A. and Europe and employs over 2,500 people. With its experience in recycling and continued efforts in research and development, Cascades’ philosophy is to provide environmental and innovative solutions to its customers.

About Cascades

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibers. Cascades employs close to 11,000 employees who work in more than 100 production units located in N.A. and Europe.
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