Cascades wins a 2017 Food Innovation - Packaging Award for northbox®

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, is proud to have received a Food Innovation Award from the Food Processing Council of Quebec (Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec, or CTAQ), in the Packaging category, for its northbox® product, a new recyclable, insulated box.

Cascades has developed northbox, a recyclable thermal box that ensures e-shipment temperature-sensitive product to your customer’s door. (CNW Group/Cascades Inc.)

The northbox® is an isothermal container made entirely of recycled materials, that is ideal for shipping temperature-sensitive products by mail. It was designed with the objective of being recyclable at the end of its lifecycle—a first in North America. With its thermal performance and eco-friendly features, northbox® meets the needs of high-growth markets, notably e-commerce, for prepared and ready-to-cook meals.

Each year, the CTAQ recognizes the avant-gardism of technologies and Quebec products that stand out in the industry. For the 2017 contest, a Packaging category was added for the first time and included evaluation criteria such as technological innovation, product conservation and sustainable development. The prize awarded to Cascades recognizes the company's continuous efforts to develop innovative packaging solutions.

"The northbox® is the fruit of a remarkable team effort, our culture of innovation and more than 50 years of expertise in eco-packaging design. This packaging solution was developed entirely by Cascades in collaboration with our customers, which made it possible to meet their specific needs in a high‑growth market. We are motivated and equipped to meet this kind of challenge," affirmed Luc Langevin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Specialty Products Group.

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About Cascades
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs 11,000 women and men, who work in close to 90 production units 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.

About the CTAQ
The Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ) is a consolidation of the industry's forces, representing 11 associations. As such, the CTAQ groups together 80% of the annual sales of a $28 billion industry. The Food Innovation Award contest is organized and presented by the CTAQ in partnership with MAPAQ, National Bank, BDO, Desjardins Group and TransformAction. For more information:

Hugo D'Amours
Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, Cascades Inc.

Jennifer Aitken, MBA
Director, Investor Relations, Cascades Inc.