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Deinking equipment improves pulp quality at Cascades’ Breaky Fibres


September 20, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Cascades officials inaugurated last week the addition of $3.7 million in new deinking equipment at the Cascades Fine Papers Group, Breakey Fibres mill. With this focus on producing high quality deinked kraft pulp, the investment will drive…

Cascades officials inaugurated last week the addition of $3.7 million in new deinking equipment at the Cascades Fine Papers Group, Breakey Fibres mill. With this focus on producing high quality deinked kraft pulp, the investment will drive improvements in the quality of Cascades’ fine papers.

Started in 2010, the project required the addition of several types of equipment, including a flotation cell, washers/thickeners, a disperser and a clarifier. It also involved the expansion of the building located in Breakeyville, Que. Cascades took its commitment to sustainable development to a new level by sourcing equipment from various plants.

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As a result of this investment, pulp quality has greatly improved. Visible dirt and glue residue have each decreased 50%, while the whiteness has slightly increased.

“We consider this to be a very significant benefit, especially as the quality of raw materials — waste paper to be recycled — is declining more and more. We believe this investment will allow us to remain competitive in continuing to offer high quality recycled products,” said Luc Langevin, president and COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group.

Since 1985, the Breakey Fibres mill has specialized in the manufacture of recycled deinked kraft pulp, mainly used in the production of Cascades’ fine papers, such as the Rolland Enviro100 family of products.


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