John Mazuroski, Appleton Coated’s executive director uncoated and specialty products, explains, “The Ethos brand name helps our customers understand that we have developed and brought to market a broad range of uncoated grades. It collects all of them under a single umbrella brand, similar to Utopia®, our flagship coated brand introduced 20 years ago. Beginning in January of 2014 with the introduction of Pharma Insert Opaque, we have maintained a steady stream of uncoated product innovation.” He continues, “Within a year’s time we introduced Uncoated Web Inkjet, Fiscal Opaque™, and Pharma Insert High Bright. We also recently expanded the range of our uncoated offset product line with the introduction of a new 100% Post-Consumer Recovered Fiber (PCRF) offering.” The Ethos product offering consists of the following uncoated products: Ethos Web Inkjet, Ethos Offset, Ethos Offset 100% PCRF, Ethos Fiscal Opaque™, Ethos Pharma Insert, and Ethos Pharma Insert High Bright. Our new 2016 Appleton Coated Product Guide offers full product and service parameters for the entire Ethos lineup.
Paper Excellence Canada has contributed a $25,000 donation to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. The donation supports the MALDI TOF program which is a lifesaving piece of equipment.
“East Kootenay Foundation for Health provides care for many of our Skookumchuck Pulp Mill employees, retirees and their families.” explains Brian Baarda, Paper Excellence Canada CEO. “We believe in supporting our communities and are excited to be part of the Foundation reaching this monumental fundraising goal.”
The MALDI TOF is used to rapidly identify organisms in blood cultures. This rapid turnaround time (10 minutes – 24 hours) has an overall 95% accuracy in identifying bacteria, enabling faster, correct treatment for patients. Samples can now be tested right at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, where as in the past, samples were being sent to Vancouver and Kelowna and results were taking up to 7-14 days.
“As a close knit community, having this piece of equipment in our local facility alleviates the need for travel or extended periods of time in receiving diagnosis and subsequently treatment” states Gavin Baxter, General Manager, Skookumchuck Pulp Mill. “When facing medical care, to receive state-of-the-art care in your own community brings peace of mind to all involved.”