CheckSecur Platinum Enviro Wins PPI Award for Innovative Product of the Year
Located in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Cascades has 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.
CheckSecur Platinum Enviro 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, SecurLaser Plus technology and MICR-OCR compatibility. Environmentally speaking, using 10,000 CheckSecur Platinum Enviro checks rather than its virgin equivalent saves: 1 tree, 993 gal. of water, 326 lb. of air emissions and 125 lb. of solid waste.
"As a leader in sustainable development, it was natural for Cascades to innovate towards a more sustainable solution. CheckSecur Platinum Enviro differentiates us from the competition and addresses a long-standing market need for environmentally friendly products, without compromising document security," said Normand Champagne, general manager, Security Papers, Cascades Fine Papers Group.
For more information, visit www.cascades.com.