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Cascades La Rochette received the FSC certificate in February this year. So far, the mill only had certified PEFC and in order to follow the industry trade the FSC certification was achieved this year. From now on, the mill accepts "FSC Mixte Crédit" orders.

Other good news for its customers regarding Cascades La Rochette is that the mill has done a new investment on Board Machine 3 (BM3).

After a modernization in August last year of the manufacturing table used for forming the fibrous layer on the top, in December Cascades La Rochette installed a new head box "Allimand" latest generation for the fibrous top layer.

This investment focused 100% on quality improvement helps to optimize the sheet formation of the Top layer.

  • A better uniformity of the pulp, Machine Direction and Cross Direction helps to optimize the profile of the top pulp layer therefore having a direct impact on the smooth surface of the cartonboard.
  • The results obtained after the initial production are very encouraging, we noticed that the Bendtsen values (surface smoothness) are twice as good - 30 versus 60.








KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and production of green packaging and tissue products, is announcing that its subsidiary, Cascades Djupafors, located in Ronneby, Sweden, will start the consultation process with the unions on February 25 concerning the potential closure of the Djupafors business.

"Djupafors is in a difficult financial position and is operating in a very competitive market. The announcement is part of a revision and restructuring process of our manufacturing platform in Europe. It is also worth noting that we have been dealing with a difficult economic environment in Europe since 2011," explained Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades.

The plant, acquired by Cascades in 1989, has 130 employees and specializes in the manufacture of coated boxboard for folding boxes made from virgin fibres. It has an annual production capacity of 60,000 tonnes.

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs more than 12 000 men and women, who work in over a hundred production units in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, close to 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. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.

SOURCE Cascades Inc.

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