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CheckSecur Platinum Enviro™ wins PPI Award for Innovative Product of the Year! Featured

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cas papCascades has once again garnered a coveted Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Award. This time, with its newest product innovation, an environmentally friendly security paper made with 100% post-consumer fiber: CheckSecur Platinum Enviro™. Customers can now reach their environmental objectives while being protected against the most sophisticated forms of fraud.

The technology of using post-consumer fibers to produce secure documents was almost nonexistent. As customers were seeking additional environmental attributes for their security papers, Cascades' innovation took on the challenge – and prevailed. Drawing on 45 years of recovery and de-inking expertise along with extensive R&D, Cascades manufactured a unique UV dull pulp made with 100% post-consumer fiber. Strong partnerships with our customers allowed us to test the new paper on different press technologies, a crucial step before going to market.

CheckSecurPlatinumEnviro™ maintains all the advanced security features of traditional virgin fiber papers, including a multi-tone watermark, yellow-fluorescent invisible fibers and blue-visible fibers, chemical reactive treatment, SecurLaserPlusTM technology and MICR-OCR compatibility. Environmentally speaking, using 10,000 CheckSecurPlatinumEnviro™ checks rather than its virgin equivalent saves: 1 tree, 993 gal. of water, 326 lb. of air emissions and 125 lb. of solid waste. Impressive numbers for a premium security paper.

“As a leader in sustainable development, it was only natural for Cascades to innovate towards a more sustainable solution. CheckSecurPlatinumEnviro™ differentiates us from the competition and addresses a long-standing market need for environmentally friendly products, without compromising document security.” – Normand Champagne, General Manager, Security Papers, Cascades Fine Papers Group.

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Cascades Fine Papers Group, a member of the Specialty Products Group, is a leader in the manufacturing of ecological fine papers and security papers in Canada. Conscious of the environment, the Group uses 50% and 100% recycled fibres in its products and continuously makes efforts to reduce its ecological footprint on the planet.

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in more than 100 units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, 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.

Anita Blinkal 
Assistant Manager, Marketing 
Cascades Fine Papers Group ¨
001-514 209-5088
anita-marie_blinkal@cascades.com

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