Felix Schoeller Group expands packaging product portfolio: Environmentally friendly packaging solution made of 95% paper – suitable for disposal with waste paper The Felix Schoeller Group of Osnabrück, Germany, has expanded its packaging product portfolio – with great success. An international audience of industry professionals got their first glimpse of the varied new range at the Fachpack trade fair in Nuremberg at the end of September.One of the highlights was the innovative FlexPaper pure, which is made using an extrusion lamination process and renewable, FSC-certified pulp from sustainable forestry. FlexPaper pure packaging is an eye-catcher at every point of sale thanks to the outstanding properties of the specialty paper, which lead to optimum flexographic and gravure printing results. But that’s not the only reason it is already causing such a stir – thanks its high total paper content of 95 percent, Felix Schoeller’s new packaging solution can be disposed of easily with the waste paper once it has been used. This has been confirmed in an independent packaging analysis using the “Made for Recycling” test method, which concluded that FlexPaper “recycles well”.
Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, announces that it will close its packaging plant in Maspeth, New York, as part of the Corporation’s modernization and optimization efforts in the Northeastern United States.
“To support our future development and better serve our customers, we are announcing today that the Maspeth plant’s output will gradually be redeployed to our other facilities. This decision was necessary as the current site has reached its physical limits. This transition will be seamless for all of our customers. The property has already been put up for sale for US$72 million,” said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging.
The plant, which currently employs 148 people, will close no later than December 31, 2018. In order to help staff impacted by this closure, Cascades will assess the possibility of relocating interested employees to its other facilities. Tools and measures will also be put in place by the Corporation to assist employees in their employment search, so as to reduce the impact on them and the community. Cascades wishes to sincerely thank the plant’s employees for their years of loyalty. It is counting on their devotion and professionalism to serve its customers until the closure.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are 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’s shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.