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Cascades invests $25M in towel and tissue plants


April 22, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Cascades Inc. is investing in the converting capacity of two Quebec mills. The company recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art converting line at its Candiac plant for the manufacture of high-quality paper towels. In…

Cascades Inc. is investing in the converting capacity of two Quebec mills. The company recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art converting line at its Candiac plant for the manufacture of high-quality paper towels. In addition, Cascades will upgrade two converting lines in Candiac and Kingsey Falls that will also produce high-end tissue products.

The start-up of the new line in Candiac is planned for July 2015, while the improved converting lines are scheduled to begin production in the first quarter of 2016.

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Jean Jobin, president and COO of Cascades Tissue Group, stated: “This major investment in Quebec is part of our plan to modernize Cascades’ assets to produce higher quality tissue products more efficiently.”

The new converting line will be Cascades Tissue Group’s most productive line. It will enable a more efficient production of higher quality paper towels and the addition of new formats for both the retail and away-from-home markets. The total annual capacity for the new line is approximately 3.5 million cases.

“As part of its strategic plan, Cascades has chosen to focus its investments in growth areas of the future: the tissue paper and packaging sectors. The new converting line will be paired with the paper machine that was upgraded in 2011 to Atmos® technology. The investment follows on the heels of our strategic deployment in the Southeastern United States and on the West Coast, where we are aiming to further strengthen our position on the North American tissue market,” explained Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades Inc.

Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest tissue paper manufacturer in Canada, and the fourth largest in North America. The Candiac and Kingsey Falls mills manufacture bathroom tissue, paper towels, table napkins and facial tissues for the Canadian and American retail and away-from-home markets.