Cascades Antibacterial Towel Wins Prestigious Edison Award Gold Medal

    Cascades Antibacterial Towel Wins Prestigious Edison Award Gold Medal

PR Newswire

CANDIAC, QC, April 26, 2013

CANDIAC, QC, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/  - Cascades today announced that  its 
Cascades^® Antibacterial paper towel  has received Gold  honors - the  highest 
available - in the Edison  Awards Consumer Packaged Goods: Cleaning  Solutions 
category.The award, named after Thomas Edison, was bestowed to Cascades in  a 
special gala held last night  in Chicago and came  by way of an  international 
judging panel of more than 3,000 business executives, academics and leaders in
the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine.

The company's  novel  paper towel  was  launched  October 2012  in  the  North 
American market  as a  simple,  safe and  effective  way to  reduce  bacterial 
contamination and transmission.Dry to  the touch, the green-colored  Cascades 
Antibacterial paper towel has  been confirmed in  third-party testing to  kill 
over 99.99  percent of  harmful bacteria  upon coming  into contact  with  wet 
hands.Among  other  uses,   the  product  was   designed  to  help   decrease 
contamination possibilities  within  the  food  processing  and  food  service 
industries, and reduce absenteeism rates at work and school. Studies also show
that paper towels are the best choice for good hand hygiene; the antibacterial
version is therefore an even safer option.

"We're  incredibly  proud  of  this  product  and  pleased  to  receive   this 
distinguished  honor,"   said   Suzanne  Blanchet,   Cascades   Tissue   Group 
CEO."Eighty percent of  infections are  transmitted by hands,  so we  believe 
this innovation can have a significant impact on overall public health."

About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards  is a  program conducted  by Edison  Universe, a  non-profit 
organization dedicated to  fostering future innovators.  The Awards have  been 
recognizing and honoring the  best in innovations  and innovators since  1987. 
They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new  product 
and service development, marketing and  human-centered design, and are one  of 
the highest  accolades  a  company  can receive  in  the  name  of  successful 
innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program  and 
a list of past winners, visit

Cascades Tissue Group,  a division  of Cascades,  ULC, is  the fourth  largest 
manufacturer of  tissue paper  in  North America.  Founded in  1964,  Cascades 
produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed
mainly of recycled fiber. The company employs more than 12,000 men and  women, 
who work in more than 100 units located in North America and Europe. With  its 
management philosophy, close to half a century of experience in recycling, and
continuous efforts in  research and  development as  driving forces,  Cascades 
continues to  serve its  clients with  innovative products.  Cascades'  shares 
trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.



Melanie St-Pierre
Communications and Sustainability
Cascades Tissue Group

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