Cascades has announced that Xerium Technologies is the winner of the company’s Sustainable Supplier Award. Created by the company's corporate procurement department, the award enables Cascades to publicly acknowledge the efforts of its suppliers that have had positive repercussions on its products, processes or manufacturing methods. The suppliers’ projects were also assessed on their environmental, societal and economic impacts.
Xerium Technologies, with its Weavexx and Stowe divisions, provides forming fabrics, press felts, dryer felts, roll covers and spreader rolls. According to the company, the manufacturing of these products focuses on the reduction of total costs, the improvement of sheet quality and overall machine efficiency.
The long standing business partnership between Cascades and Xerium has led the tissue manufacturer to integrate state-of-the-art rolls and fabrics in many Cascades Tissue Group plants in North America (Candiac, Eau Claire, Kingsey Falls, Mechanics, Memphis, Ransom, Rockingham, Scarborough, Whitby). Integrated projects on fourteen machines have helped increase efficiency of operations. This optimization has generated significant savings in costs as well as a reduction in the consumption of water and energy in the targeted plants.
Harold Bevis, president and CEO of Xerium, thanked Cascades for this unique recognition: “I see this prize as one of the best incentives for encouraging suppliers like us to engage in a sustainable development approach with its clients.”
Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres.