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2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Exhibitor Profile

More Now Than Ever Before, Health Is In Your Hands

Cascades Tissue Group

October 10, 2012
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Cascades logoDid you know that roughly 80 percent of infections are transmitted by hands?

One of the biggest challenges in many industries such as healthcare, education and transportation is reducing bacterial transmission while, in foodservice, contamination is the main concern.

As you know, handwashing is the most impactful way to control the spreading of bacteria.

But, you might not know that the drying method you choose is just as important.

For example, many studies have shown that the use of air dryers can increase bacteria by up to 254 percent, not only contaminating hands but also the surrounding area.

Paper is considered cleaner and safer and is even recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Now, Cascades Tissue Group is introducing an innovative solution for the North American market, Cascades® Antibacterial Paper Towels.

Stopping The Spread Of Bacteria

Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towels provide a simple and effective way to further reduce bacterial contamination and transmission.

Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towels can fit anywhere and don’t require additional steps or changes in habits.

Unlike ordinary paper towels, an active ingredient is released as hands are dried after washing, eliminating 99.99 percent of residual bacteria.

Efficacy and quality testing was conducted by well-known third-party laboratories.

Cascades AntibacterialThe towels are manufactured using the best environmental practices and contain 100 percent recycled fiber.

They are Processed Chlorine Free certified from the Chlorine Free Products Association (CFPA) and conform to U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and policies.

“It’s a unique and innovative product that eliminates residual bacteria almost instantly,” says Suzanne Blanchet, chief executive officer (CEO) of Cascades Tissue Group. “Now, everyone can help control the spread of bacteria.”

People don’t do a good enough job of washing their hands.

According to Jason Tetro, the “Germ Guy” and microbiologist at the University of Ottawa, “There’s no doubt that people don’t follow the best prescribed handwashing protocols. From previously conducted tests, you can see that Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towels provide an advantage to the handwashing process by keeping hands safe.”

The towels are available in different formats and are easily recognizable because of their distinct green color.

The Antibacterial Paper Towels will be available to the U.S. commercial market in October 2012.

Since their launch in Canada, Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towels have garnered nine awards.

Some of the most distinguished recognitions include the 2011 Stevie Award for Best New Product in the Health Category and ISSA’s Innovative Product of the Year in 2010.

Cascades has also received accolades from the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) and Pulp & Paper International magazine.

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