Pulp and Paper Canada

News
Cascades Unveils Eco-Sensitive Tissue Plant Expansion


October 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

LACHUTE, QUE. — Cascades has unveiled a visually stunning expansion to its tissue mill in Lachute, Que. The 6800 m2 addition has an exposed wood frame, stained glass windows, and 37 skylights, and me…

LACHUTE, QUE. — Cascades has unveiled a visually stunning expansion to its tissue mill in Lachute, Que. The 6800 m2 addition has an exposed wood frame, stained glass windows, and 37 skylights, and meets the LEED specifi- cation for new construction. The LEED certification recognizes buildings that are of high environmental quality and that meet stringent performance stan- dards, notably in terms of energy, water consumption, and the use of local materials.

According to Cascades, this is the first North Ameri- can paper manufacturing facility to qualify for such a certification.

Advertisment

The expansion houses a new con- verting line from Fabio Perini which will increase the facility’s capacity by 50%, to 3.3 million cases of hand towels and toilet tissue per year.

Most of the materials used for con- struction of the new expansion come from ecologically-sound sources or are recovered materials. Three stained-glass windows and a bell from the former Saint-Julien church located in Lachute were harmoniously integrated into the building. (See Pulp and Paper Canada’s December issue for more details.)


Print this page

Related



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*