Sappi Maastricht and the Belvédère Wijkontwikkelingsmaatschappij (Neighborhood Development Company, WOM) of the Municipality of Maastricht have signed an agreement that will finalize the sale of the southwestern part of the Maastricht paper mill site to the WOM. The sale and subsequent purchase of this land creates a win-win situation for both parties as well as to the local area and will have no negative impact on employment at the Sappi site. In order to survive in this shrinking market and to guarantee continuity and employment, Sappi Maastricht started three years ago with the transition into luxury packaging board. This activity mainly takes place on the north side of the company site. The southwestern part is therefore less intensively used and was eligible for sale to the WOM. Ferdinand Koster, director of Sappi Maastricht commented: "This sale makes it possible for us to invest in the future of Sappi Maastricht. We will use the resources to improve internal logistics and additionally improve the sustainability of our production processes. "
Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, is pleased to announce that it received the Tissue – Innovation Award for its Cascades Fluff & Tuff™ brand at the 9 th edition of the Pulp & Paper International Awards, which took place in Brussels on November 29 .
This annual international event is organized by RISI, the leading information provider for the pulp and paper industry. According to the organization, the Tissue – Innovation category was created to “highlight some of the incredibly imaginative work carried out by tissue producers to keep an increasingly demanding consumer happy.” To claim a spot among the five other finalists, the Consumer Products marketing team demonstrated the innovative nature of the new Cascades Fluff & Tuff TM brand, its strong market presence and consumer satisfaction levels.
Cascades Tissue Group launched the national brand on March 14, 2017 . “We launched a line of toilet paper and paper towels that is among the softest and strongest on the market, while maintaining all of the green properties our products are known for. Our objective was simple, to offer consumers the comfort and performance they’re looking for in a product, while also protecting the environment. We wanted our new and improved products to become the brand of choice for more and more families across the country, and we are achieving this goal. Convincing the industry of the innovative value of products and winning over consumers in a matter of months was a considerable but worthwhile challenge,” said Jean Jobin , President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Tissue Group.
This strong market presence was made possible by our diligent development and marketing efforts. “Our teams worked closely together for over two years reviewing each step in the manufacturing process in order to provide the superior quality that Cascades Fluff™ and Cascades Tuff™ products deliver. No detail was ignored to improve the products for the families, beginning with the manufacturing formula for the paper all the way through to its embossing and packaging. This award definitely brings value to everything that we’ve accomplished,” said Thierry Trudel , Vice-President, Marketing and Innovation at Cascades Tissue Group.
The Cascades Fluff & Tuff™ brand is produced by the Cascades Tissue Group division, a leader in the Canadian and U.S. tissue paper industry. Cascades Fluff & Tuff™ is primarily sold through its distribution network in Quebec and Canada .