Cascades Tissue Group Supports International Infection Prevention Week Events

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Cascades Tissue Group Supports International Infection Prevention Week Events

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Monday, October 21, 2013 - 1:00pm

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WATERFORD, N.Y., October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Cascades Tissue Group today announced that it has signed on as a sponsor of the Infection Prevention Awareness Campaign through the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The goal of the program—which culminates with International Infection Prevention Week Oct. 20-26—is to help consumers become better informed and more knowledgeable about infection prevention.

Cascades’ commitment to the cause will be used to enable APIC chapters all over the country to teach hand hygiene to school children and to educate communities about proper cough and respiratory etiquette.

“We’re proud to support such a wonderful cause and help spread the word about proper hygiene practices, especially when it comes to simply washing hands and drying them with paper, the best way for improved hand hygiene,” said Suzanne Blanchet, CEO of Cascades Tissue Group. “When 80 percent of infections are transmitted by hand contact, it’s important that everyone knows what to do to help prevent it.”

In 2012, the company introduced the first-ever Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towel, which minimizes hand contamination by killing over 99.99 percent of harmful bacteria almost instantly unlike ordinary paper towels. The innovative towel can fit anywhere, doesn’t require additional steps and compensates for people’s imperfect hygiene habits without changing the way they wash or dry their hands. The Cascades Antibacterial Paper Towel has received esteemed accolades in the last year, such as an Edison Award in the Consumer Packaged Goods category in April and a “4-Star” Environmental Leader Technology Review Score in March.

About APIC

APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s 15,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Visit APIC online at Follow APIC on Twitter: and Facebook: The Twitter hashtag #infectionprevention is being used for the campaign.

About Cascades Tissue Group

Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades Canada 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 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. For more information about Cascades Tissue Group and its environmental product line, visit


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