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Honeycomb packaging

In today’s ever-changing consumer landscape, safeguarding products during shipment takes centre stage, not only for enhanced customer satisfaction but also in the relentless pursuit of waste reduction. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and the need for robust protection during transit, the innovation of Honeycomb packaging, complemented by Honeycomb corner buffers, emerges as the ultimate game-changer for businesses seeking to strike the perfect balance between product protection and environmental responsibility. 

Delve into this blog and unveil the ground-breaking revolution brought to you by our Honeycomb packaging solution, Hexacomb, as it redefines the very essence of protective packaging solutions.

Hexacomb corner buffers: the new hero of safe product shipping

At the heart of protective packaging buffers lies a remarkable secret: Honeycomb (Hexacomb) cardboard. Just as the name implies, this material mimics the hexagonal structure of a honeycomb. This natural design, ingeniously reimagined in the form of Hexacomb cardboard sheets and panels, fashions a formidable yet feather-light armour of protection. Its cells absorb shocks, quell vibrations and guard against the harshest jolts during transportation, guaranteeing that your products emerge unscathed from the most challenging of transit conditions. 

Imagine having a dedicated guardian for your products, one that’s tailored to suit your precise needs, whether it’s your unique product, the intricacies of your supply chain, or your diverse sales channels. That’s exactly what Hexacomb corner buffers deliver – a smart paper-based solution meticulously crafted to offer unparalleled strength and protection, capable of surmounting any challenges in the supply chain with unwavering resilience.

With a Honeycomb packaging material embracing your products, it acts as a protective shield that evenly disperses external pressure. Your valuable items arrive at their destination in pristine condition, just as they left your premises. It’s a level of protection that sets a new standard in the world of packaging and sustainability.

Honeycomb’s contribution to reducing packaging waste

In the age of sustainable practices, choosing Honeycomb packaging as corner buffers isn’t just a wise business decision but an environmentally conscious one. Unlike Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and traditional plastic protectors, which can linger in landfills for years, Honeycomb paper board is fully recyclable, comes from renewable sources, and breaks down naturally. As a result, transitioning to Honeycomb packaging solutions is a big step towards reducing your business’s ecological footprint and saving costs on logistics, supply chain and labour.

Don’t forget, people notice when businesses make eco-friendly choices. In fact, 81% of consumers now demand eco-friendly packaging (Protega Global). Packaging is one of the first things customers see, and using Honeycomb cardboard corner buffers sends a clear message that you care about the impact of your business on the planet. 

Further advantages of Honeycomb (Hexacomb) packaging

Alongside its eco-credentials, Honeycomb packaging and corner buffers offer a wide range of extra benefits:

  • Customisation: Tailored designs ensure only the necessary volume of packaging material is used, minimising waste and simplifying handling.
  • Damage Reduction: With superior protection, freight claims from damaged goods become rare.
  • Economical: The lightweight nature of Honeycomb slashes freight costs, and its eco-friendliness enhances a company’s green credentials.
  • Efficiency: Faster packing and loading means timely deliveries and satisfied customers.
  • Export-Friendly: Bypassing the need for export certification, unlike wooden alternatives, Honeycomb packaging and corner buffers simplify international shipping processes.

We listen and learn 

The market’s demand is crystal clear: businesses seek protective packaging buffers that are not only effective but also in alignment with their operational and environmental objectives. With the prominence of Honeycomb cardboard, it’s evident that sustainable and efficient solutions are readily accessible. Whether you’re a burgeoning start-up or a global corporation, Hexacomb corner buffers represent a forward-looking choice. So, choose thoughtfully. And as you do, know that a team of experts at Smurfit Kappa is ready to assist you in finding the ideal packaging solution tailored to your unique requirements. From industrial and automotive to heavy-duty and export packaging, we offer a range of corner buffer solutions to suit your needs.

Discover more about Smurfit Kappa’s sustainable Hexacomb corner buffers here.

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