HexcelPack, a developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based materials, won “Most Innovating Product” for its HexcelWrap™ cushioning paper at the prominent Packaging Innovations & Empack Show in Birmingham, UK. Voted upon by both exhibitors and attendees, the show’s Packaging Innovations Showcase award is a significant win for HexcelPack, which beat out over a dozen competitors of sustainable packaging products.
Like all HexcelPack products, HexcelWrap™ utilizes the company’s groundbreaking slit paper technology, which converts extensible paper into a three-dimensional, internationally patented cushioning product by making precise cuts at specific angles. This method makes the paper “flex,” expanding its volume while maximizing the strength and stiffness of its fibers. The result is a superior cushioning product proven to outperform recent knockoffs and environmentally-harmful product protection alternatives – including plastic-based bubble and pillow packaging.
HexcelPack protective cushioning is easily dispensed through the company’s compact options, including a standalone and completely recyclable tabletop dispensing station. The most popular of these, the Mini Packing Station™, is an easy-to-use, human-powered dispenser requiring no electricity, zero maintenance, and a mere fraction of the tabletop space required for competing solutions.
Available in both white and Kraft paper, benefits of HexcelWrap™ and the Mini Packing Station™ include:
- Unsurpassed Product Protection: Engineered with Ultra Stretch™ technology, HexcelWrap™ delivers superior cushioning and product protection. Users simply stretch, wrap and tear the lightweight, interlocking material to custom lengths without the need for tape or scissors. HexcelWrap™ is ideal for shipping fragile items and reduces product damage by eliminating, among other adverse events, glass-on-glass contact during the supply chain journey.
- Sustainability: Completely paper-based, HexcelWrap™ cushioning paper is made of 100% Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Canadian Paper for exemplary sustainability and little to no impact on the environment – all while delivering protection proven to outperform plastic bubble packaging and pillows. Unlike single-use plastic bubble, the paper used to produce HexcelWrap™ is fully curbside recyclable and biodegradable.
- Return On Investment: Especially considering the fully manual, electricity- and maintenance-free nature of the Mini Packing Station™ dispenser, using HexcelWrap™ is as impactful on the bottom line as it is on the environment. Protective and cost-effective, the system allows retailers to expediently recoup their investment.
“This award is an honor for our team, as it is a testament to our many years of experience in developing innovative packaging solutions that offer sustainability without sacrificing product protection,” said Lorne Herszkowicz, Partner at HexcelPack. “We are thrilled to have the industry recognize HexcelWrap’s wide-ranging benefits – from its seamless integration capabilities that turn any pack table into a cost-effective, sustainable packaging suite, to its ability to reduce box sizes, control damages, reduce labor costs, save warehouse space, and eliminate redundant packaging.”