Metsä Board is delighted to announce that five cartons produced using its quality paperboards were selected as winners at the 2019 European Carton Excellence Awards at a ceremony which took place on 19 September in Malta. Metsä Board’s paperboard was used for the ‘Carton of the Year’ produced by Printpark as well as for the winner of the General Packaging virgin fibre category converted by K+D. In addition, Metsä Board’s paperboard was also used for two Platinum Award winning cartons and for one Gold Award winning carton. “We are extremely excited that, once again, a wide selection of cartons using our paperboards have been selected as winners, including the prestigious ‘Carton of the Year’,” said Maarten Florizoone, Sales Director, Converters Team at Metsä Board. “As the focus is now to reduce the use of non-renewable materials and meet consumer needs for total safety and an improved user experience, we firmly believe that our fresh fibre paperboards are well positioned to meet these requirements for future packaging. When our paperboards are combined with cutting-edge carton design, as shown by the quality of the entries received for these awards, the benefits are universal. I would like to express my thanks and congratulations to the converters and designers of these excellent packages”.
Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, announces that it will close its Etobicoke, Ontario Containerboard packaging facility as part of the strategic repositioning of its Containerboard platform in Ontario and the Corporation’s continuing global optimization initiatives.
“An integral part of our strategic plan is to optimize our operational platform in Ontario. As a result, we will be gradually redeploying production from the Etobicoke facility to our other units within the region. This decision will reinforce our operational positioning for mid and long-term success by better aligning present production capacities, improving productivity, reducing fixed costs and further strengthening our service offering for our valued customers,” said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging.
Cascades’ Etobicoke Containerboard Packaging operations will permanently close no later than August 31, 2021, and the property will be put up for sale. Over the coming weeks and months, Cascades will work to minimize the impact of this announcement on the 125 employees related to this facility.
It is important to note that this announcement has no impact on the activities of our Cascades Recovery+ facility and offices that are also located in Etobicoke.
Cascades would like to thank its employees for their dedication and loyal service and will continue to count on them for the orderly transition of our existing business to our other plants.