Team up with the first to innovate in paper-based insulated packaging.


As the first on the market to offer recyclable insulated boxes made from recycled paperboard insulation, Cascades gives you peace of mind when shipping your products. Our award-winning northbox® insulated containers are specially designed to  maintain the cold chain and preserve the integrity of your products every time you ship—you can count it.


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northbox has been supplying the food industry with insulated shipping packaging since 2007.


A reliable and customizable packaging


Our unique northbox insulation technology is rigorously lab-tested in strict compliance with numerous transportation scenarios, including ISTA 7, ensuring it meets all thermal requirements for transportation outside the cold chain.

Efficient design

northbox is more than meets the eye. It’s made from a corrugated paperboard box and two insulating panels covering all of the package’s inner walls.


The insulator consists of honeycomb paperboard panels lined with paperboard laminated with a reflective polymer film. Every element is designed to play an important role in maintaining the freshness of your products.


The honeycomb structure features multiple air pockets that reduce heat transfer. The structure also makes the box more rigid, which helps save you money.

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The reflective lining slows heat transfer and keeps the inside of the box cold. Different finishes are available: metallic or white.


The insulator consists of two C-shape paperboard liners. With preformed folds, the insulators nest efficiently to reduce heat transfer that could compromise product integrity.

The box maintains just the right temperature to ensure the integrity of your products. For an optimal solution that meets all your needs, Cacades and its research center will support you in the tests.

A versatile solution for your specific needs


Extra insulation

When you need more insulation, we’ve got you covered. We offer a range of additional insulation components to further preserve your products so they can withstand higher outside temperatures or ship over longer distances.

custom component for fresh insulated box
fresh customized liner solution in insulated box
custom liner to keep inside box cold

Insulated zones

Different products, same box? No problem. We offer insulating inserts to create different temperature zones within the same package, so you can adapt the temperature according to the product.

multizone custom liner for insulated box and fresh food

multidepth liner for cold inside box


Freshness all the way to the plate

Eliminating food waste has never been more critical. More and more, consumers are looking to reduce their environmental footprint. That’s why we support you and safeguard your deliveries, ensuring your product’s integrity right to the table.

But to remain eco-friendly, it’s essential to avoid over-packaging. We optimize our solutions to offer freshness without compromising on quality, all while ensuring we keep our materials to a minimum. And we strive to improve this balance every day.


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Ideal for a wide range of applications


Ready-to-cook, ready-to-eat, online grocery shopping, cold-pressed juices and confectionery, the northbox is designed for direct parcel shipment of fresh or frozen products to consumers. The northbox insulated boxes are FDA-compliant for direct food contact.


For a leakproof solution that preserves your fresh fish and seafood in harsh conditions, check out our northbox ocean box.


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