Cascades Antibacterial Towel Wins Prestigious Edison Award Gold Medal
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 www.edisonawards.com.
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.
SOURCE CASCADES INC.
Communications and Sustainability
Cascades Tissue Group
Green by Nature Blog:http://blog.cascades.com/
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