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Cascades wins innovation awards for thermoformed cardboard tray

November 25, 2020  By P&PC Staff

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Cascades has won two 2020 CTAQ Food Innovation Awards for its 100 per cent recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray.

This packaging solution took the honours in the packaging and technology and productivity categories.

The Cascades Fresh product was launched in September 2020 with the goal of packaging fresh food in an environmentally friendly way.


Its design has been rigorously tested to adapt to automated equipment without impacting performance.

The tray is composed of 100 per cent recycled fibres, mostly sourced from post-consumer sources certified “recycled” under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard.

In addition, it is designed with a water-based coating called SurfSHIELD that protects it from moisture without compromising the recyclability of the cardboard.

Each year, the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ) organizes a competition to honour food industry companies that stand out by developing or launching innovative projects.

“Our team is honoured to be rewarded for its innovation efforts,” says Luc Langevin, president and chief operating officer of Cascades Specialty Products Group.

“We’re proud of our pioneering roots, which are still evident today in our sustainable, value-added solutions that we make available to our customers. We thank the CTAQ and salute the innovative spirit of all the companies nominated.”

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