Cascades Launches a Line of Sustainable Steak Papers

St-Bruno, April 22nd, 2014 – Cascades has launched a full line of FDA compliant Steak Papers under the Cascades Enviro Kraft line to enhance the appearance of beef, pork, poultry, and seafood primarily inside of refrigerated display cases at Supermarkets, Butcher Shops, and Delicatessens. Made at the World Class East Angus mill near Montreal, QC, this paper is the only FSC® certified 100% recycled Steak Paper available on the market.

Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper line is specifically made for direct food contact and is available in four vibrant and useful colors. This paper has been specifically treated to provide a barrier so that excess juices do not permeate through the sheet which allows for maximum display life. Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper prevents meat from blackening and can also be used to maintain the integrity of meat, poultry and seafood in a processing environment.

As per Yves Bienvenue, Sales Manager for Cascades East Angus, “Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper is a unique product that offers superior performance, competitive pricing, and very high environmental standards”.

The environmental impacts associated with using Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Papers are significant. Using 2,000 lb. of this paper saves the equivalent of 17 trees, 8,921 gallons of water, 1,434 lbs of waste, and 3,973 lbs of air emissions compared to other grades of Virgin Steak Paper. Cascades Enviro Kraft Steak Paper is well adapted to the needs of the marketplace and is a viable long-term sustainable solution.

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Cascades East Angus, a member of the Specialty Products Group, manufactures specialty kraft paper containing mostly recycled fibers.  These papers are used to make enveloppes, bags and a multitude of products destined for the construction and food packaging industries.

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in over 100 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.


Media: Julie Loyer Communication and sustainable development Cascades Fine Papers Group 450-569-3963