Canadian Packaging

Cascades launches line of sustainable steak papers

Full line of papers not only makes meats look great, but is also made from 100 per cent recycled paper.

April 25, 2014   by Canadian Packaging Staff

Saint-Bruno, QC—Cascades Inc. has launched a full line of FDA (US Food & Drug Administration)-compliant Steak Papers under the Cascades Enviro Kraft line to enhance the appearance of beef, pork, poultry, and seafood primarily inside of refrigerated display cases at supermarkets, butcher shops and delicatessens.

Made at the world-class East Angus mill near Montreal, QC, this paper is the only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified 100 per cent recycled steak paper available on the market. The FSC is an international not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper line is specifically made for direct food contact and is available in four vibrant and useful colors. This paper has been specifically treated to provide a barrier so that excess juices do not permeate through the sheet which allows for maximum display life. Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper prevents meat from blackening and can also be used to maintain the integrity of meat, poultry and seafood in a processing environment.

Cascades East Angus sales manager Yves Bienvenue says “Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper is a unique product that offers superior performance, competitive pricing, and very high environmental standards.”


Environmental Impact
The environmental impacts associated with using Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Papers are significant. Using 2,000 lb. of this paper saves the equivalent of

  • 17 trees;
  • 8,921 gallons of water;
  • 1,434 lbs of waste;
  • and 3,973 lbs of air emissions

These numbers are revealed when compared to other grades of virgin steak paper.

Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper is well adapted to the needs of the marketplace and is a viable long-term sustainable solution.

Cascades East Angus, a member of the Specialty Products Group, manufactures specialty kraft paper containing mostly recycled fibers. These papers are used to make envelopes, bags and a multitude of products destined for the construction and food packaging industries.

It is part of Cascades Inc., who were founded in 1964, and produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. Cascades employs more than 12,000 employees in over 100 production units located across North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.

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