Cascades plans $10-million pulping line for OCC at East Angus (June 01, 2010)
June 1, 2010 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Cascades broke ground June 1 for a $10 million investment at the Cascades East Angus mill in Quebec’s Eastern …
Cascades broke ground June 1 for a $10 million investment at the Cascades East Angus mill in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region to build a recycled pulp unit that will enable the production of kraft-type recycled pulp.
A new building will be added to the premises to house a pulper, loading platforms and a warehouse for waste paper. This unit will be able to convert more than 200 tonnes per day of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) into recycled pulp. This integration will also enable Cascades to increase the recycled content of its kraft papers from 43% to 70%.
Despite a difficult market, Cascades continues to invest in the production of environmentally sound paper products. “The East Angus plant initiated a shift a few years ago towards products that were more respectful of the environment,” explains Mario Plourde, president and chief operating officer of Cascades Specialty Products Group. The East Angus mill integrated recycled content and obtained FSC certification, as well as reduced its water and energy consumption.
The old corrugated cardboard for the new pulping line will come from the company’s sorting centers. “This investment integrates perfectly with our desire to include maximum recycled fibre content in our products,” states Alain Lemaire, president and CEO of Cascades. “It is an effective way of reusing local materials that would have probably ended up in a landfill site, while ensuring the longevity of the plant.”
Cascades kraft papers can be used for the production of envelopes, bags, packaging or construction products.
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