Cascades to Build New Recycled Pulp Unit at East Angus Mill
June 1, 2010 - Cascades said that it broke ground yesterday at its Cascades East Angus mill in Quebec, Canada to begin construction of a recycled pulp unit which will produce a kraft type of recycled pulp.
Cascades has slated C10 million for the project.
"The East Angus plant initiated a shift a few years ago towards products that were more respectful of the environment. The integration of recycled content and the obtention of the FSC certification were some of the actions that were implemented, but also the reduction of water and energy consumption," said Mario Plourde, president and COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group.
The scope of the project includes a new building to house a pulper, loading platforms and a warehouse for waste paper.
The new pulper will have the daily capacity to convert more than 200 tons of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) into recycled pulp. "This integration will also enable Cascades to increase the recycled content of its kraft papers from 43% to 70%," Cascades said in a written statement.