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Cascades wins Ruby Award for recyclable insulated packaging


May 28, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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Northbox's insulated packaging. Photo: Jonathan ColonNorthbox's insulated packaging. Photo: Jonathan Colon

Cascades, manufacturer of ecological recycling, packaging and hygiene solutions, has won the Ruby Award for innovation of the year in the confectionery industry to its recyclable and insulating container northbox®.

Each year, the Ruby Awards recognize a product in the confectionery market that is a breakthrough innovation that helps advance the industry. This award is presented by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) during the Sweets & Snacks Expo, this year held in Chicago.

With the rise of e-commerce, there is a need to reduce the environmental footprint of the thermal packaging used by the confectionery industry. The Cascades isothermal container northbox® made of 100 per cent recycled cardboard, which was designed to be recycled at the end of its life. The innovation is a first for North America.

“Our most recent innovation, the northbox® level two insulator, is perfectly suited to parcel delivery of temperature-sensitive products during the summer season,” says Luc Langevin, president and chief operating officer of the Cascades Specialty Products Group. “We are delighted to offer the confectionery industry a recyclable alternative that preserves the freshness and integrity of their products during transport. We are very proud to have received this award.”