Catalyst Paper launches BISTRO family of food service papers

Release Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Richmond, (BC) – Catalyst Paper announced today the launch of BISTROTM, a diverse line of uncoated food service papers.

Bistro Wax, Bistro Foil and Bistro Bag, the first entrants to our BISTRO line, are specially-designed bleached grades for a variety of food service applications, including wrappers, basket liners, deli papers, and flat and pinch bottom bags. Available in 15 to 40 pound basis weights (lbs. per 3,000 ft2), BISTRO brands are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant and sustainably produced with available chain-of-custody certification under both the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) standards.

“We are excited to introduce the BISTRO family to the market, following on the recent commercial launch of LEAP, our lightweight food packaging papers,” says Brian Boland, Vice President, Specialty Papers & New Product Development. “We are confident that BISTRO will satisfy our customer’s stringent product requirements, and that our industry-leading support team will exceed their service expectations.”

BISTRO is produced at our FDA-compliant Powell River mill. Catalyst is also a long-time member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. See for detailed product information.

About Catalyst Paper

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse papers such as coated freesheet, coated one side (C1S), flexible and industrial packaging, food service, coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, as well as market pulp. Customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With five mills across North America, Catalyst has annual production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes. Catalyst is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and has been ranked by Corporate Knights magazine for the 10th consecutive year as one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada.

For more information, contact:

Brian LaPalm
Director, Specialty Product, Food
(937) 528-3810


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