Cascades launches innovative insulated packaging technology and inaugurates a new production site

KINGSEY FALLS, QC – Cascades continues its deployment its expansion plan in the insulated packaging market improving its line of meal boxes with technology that is 20% more efficient than its current home delivery solution and commissioning a new production plant in York, Pennsylvania.

Cascades is enhancing its line of northbox® insulated packaging solutions by adding an innovative technology: northbox® XTEND™. The composition of this lunch box creates a moisture barrier that helps maintain the rigidity of the insulation. The wrap keeps food fresh during long transit times and in regions with higher temperatures, and requires less ice. Designed with a circular economy in mind, this packaging solution is made from recycled cardboard and has been determined as recyclable by an external laboratory and prequalified by How2Recycle. The northbox® XTEND™ is a new addition to the complete and customizable northbox® range, optimized to deliver operational gains to customers.

The company is also commissioning a new production site for its northbox® product line: Cascades Enviropac – York. This is the second facility in four months to open to support Cascades’ growth in the insulated packaging solutions market. After the commissioning of its inaugural site in the Western United States, in Tacoma, Cascades is now expanding its presence in the East, getting closer to its customers and strengthening its position as a strategic partner throughout North America. The first phase of this expansion includes the installation of a state-of-the-art, highly automated packaging line for the production of its insulated boxes, including the new northbox® XTEND™.

“We are happy to innovate with our customers to offer them a variety of high-performance and adaptable insulated packaging solutions. Since 2007, our recycled cardboard meal boxes have been perfected to meet operational and environmental challenges. Our market expansion plan is proceeding as planned, strengthening our role as a strategic partner who works closely with our customers,” said Luc Langevin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Specialty Products Group.

These announcements are part of Cascades’ strategic plan supporting its growth as a North American leader in sustainable packaging, while contributing to the achievement of one of the objectives of its fourth action in terms of sustainable development: that 100% of its manufactured packaging be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030.

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About Cascades

Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added solutions for packaging, hygiene and recovery needs. The company employs approximately 10,000 women and men, who work in a network of nearly 80 production units in North America. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to offer the innovative products that customers rely on, while contributing to the well-being of people, communities and the planet. Cascades shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CAS.

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