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Industrial packaging

Hexacomb Packaging

Honeycomb packaging is a paper-based material that offers a unique combination of superior strength whilst being light-weight.

It provides highest levels of protection due its ability cushion and absorb shock allowing products to transport safely, minimising product damage and returns.  

Hexacomb offers the ability to create custom die-cut structures to protect irregular shaped components making it an ideal material for a wide variety of industrial applications, such as automotive, furniture and industrial parts. 

Hexacomb customised designs enable packaging optimisation by using the least amount of material to obtain the required level of protection. Packaging designs that utilise hexacomb inherent product strengths allow for light-weighting without compromising package integrity and performance.

The combination of hexacomb and corrugated provides a high resistance full paper-based packaging solution sourced from one supplier to our customers.

Hexacomb is an environmentally-responsible alternative to foam and expanded polystyrene materials because it is made primarily from kraft paper, a renewable forest resource.

What are the features of this product?

  • Lightweight and strong, providing superior compression strength
  • Good shock resistance and cushioning performance
  • Easily die cut, assembled, or otherwise fabricated to the shape of the object
  • Highly durable and reusable
  • Available in a wide range of formats like simple panels, die cut boards, edge and corner protectors, cradles and wedges
  • 100% recyclable and made from a renewable resource

What are the benefits of this product?

  • Custom designs optimize the volume of packaging material required for protection. This reduces waste and handling of excess packaging.
  • Reduces product damage and freight claims through improved protection of the goods.
  • Lower packaging weight in transit reduces freight costs and improves carbon footprint.
  • Faster to packing and loading due to ease of handling
  • Ideal replacement for expanded polystyrene (EPS) that does not crumble or shed and is fully recyclable.
  • Unlike wood products, hexacomb packaging does not require export certification, making it the hassle-free, worry-free shipping solution when exporting

A guaranteed supply from a trusted source

Our certified Chain of Custody is your guarantee of a verifiably sustainable packaging supply chain.

At Smurfit Kappa we understand the importance of sustainability in everything we do, and see it as our responsibility to ensure the products we supply to our customers meet the highest chain of custody standards.

  • 100% of paper produced and sourced for our packaging solutions is FSC®, PEFC™ or SFI™ Chain of Custody certified
  • 90% of packaging supplied to customers is FSC®, PEFC™ or SFI™ Chain of Custody certified

Look out for our stamp of proof on your invoice to give you total peace of mind around the origin of your paper-based packaging.

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How can packaging help you maximise supply chain efficiency?

SupplySmart is a combination of unique tools, data and expertise that enables you to optimise the role of packaging across your supply chain – with the reassurance you’re making fully risk assessed decisions that will deliver measureable cost savings.  

SupplySmart enables you to uncover, target and deliver improvements to packaging to increase efficiency and effectiveness across your supply chain – all the time minimising the risks to your business.

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