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Hexacomb packaging

​Hexacomb 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.


  • 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


  • 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


​Where we are

Smurfit Kappa Hexacomb - Ermelo
Herderlaan 4
3851 BD
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 341 369 835

Smurfit Kappa Hexacomb - Amboise
Z.I. de la Boitardière - 455 Chemin du Roi
F-37400 Amboise
Tel: +33 2 47 23 11 50

Smurfit Kappa Hexacomb - Aoiz
Poligono Industrial - Calle B-17
31430 Aoiz (Navarra)
Tel: +34 948 334 376

Smurfit Kappa Honeycomb Monterrey
Blvd. Parque Industrial Monterrey 308
Apodaca, N.L. 66600
Tel: +52(818) 008 0202

Smurfit Kappa Honeycomb Queretaro
Ave. Cerrada La Estacada 461 Parque Industrial Queretaro
Queretaro , 76200
Tel: +52 (442) 290 0650