KINGSEY FALLS, QC, July 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, today marks the 30th anniversary of its Research and Development Centre.
Canada's biggest private research centre in the pulp and paper industry has a team of 45 seasoned scientists, composed of chemists, microbiologists, engineers and technicians, working in close collaboration with the Company's Environment Department, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
"We are very proud of the expertise acquired over the past 30 years and the high quality of the services we offer today. We now propose our services externally to other companies and have broadened our fields of activity to the materials sectors, such as paper and cardboard, plastics, composites, rubber, textiles and metals," points out Jean Morin, Director of the Research and Development Centre (RDC).
"The Cascades Research and Development Centre was born 30 years ago, thanks to the contribution of several Cascaders and the Lemaire brothers' innovative vision. Closely linked to our success of the past few decades, it also embodies the future in that, more than ever, we must offer our customers innovative products to continue to stand out from the competition," emphasizes the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades, Mario Plourde.
Specializing in characterization of finished products, development of products and analysis methods, technical support and customer service, contaminant measurement and characterization, and optical and electronic microscopy, the RDC has nine specialized laboratories, a plant emergency team, and access to an international group of experts.
These services proposed by the RDC complete Cascades' offer of specialized engineering and project management services, made available to companies through Cascades CIP, as well as expertise in reducing energy costs and increasing energy efficiency thanks to Cascades GIE. The Company offers its customers real partnerships, effective ideas implemented by flexible, high-performance teams, yet again demonstrating Cascades' knowhow and distinguishing it from the competition.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs close to 11,000 employees, who work in over 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
SOURCE Cascades Inc.
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