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Cascades product wins prestigious Edison Award Gold Medal

April 29, 2013

WATERFORD, NY — Cascades Tissue Group has announced that its Cascades Antibacterial paper towel has received Gold honors in the Edison Awards Consumer Packaged Goods: Cleaning Solutions category, according to a press release.

The award — the highest available — was bestowed to Cascades in a special gala held 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 release stated.

According to the release, the company's novel paper towel was launched October 2012 in the U.S. market as a simple, safe and effective way to reduce bacterial contamination and transmission, and 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 foodservice industries, and reduce absenteeism rates at work and school, the release noted.

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

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