HexcelPack, a British developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based materials, has introduced Hexcel’ope, an innovative, 100% paper-based protective mailer. Developed as a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to the traditional plastic bubble mailers commonly used throughout the e-commerce supply chain, Hexcel’ope is curbside recyclable and fully biodegradable.
Lightweight, durable and easy to use, Hexcel’ope mailers are designed with HexcelPack’s proprietary slit paper technology for ultimate cushioning and maximum protection of product during transport. The process converts extensible paper into a three-dimensional, 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 cushion proven to outperform environmentally harmful protection alternatives, particularly plastic-based bubble mailers.
The Hexcel’ope is patented in the USA with pending patents worldwide and is available in custom one-color black print.
Benefits of HexcelPack’s Hexcel’ope include:
• Unsurpassed Product Protection: Economical yet effective, Hexcel’ope mailers are strong and durable, offering the superior cushioning and product protection needed for shipping fragile items and reducing product damage.
• Sustainability: Completely paper-based, Hexcel’ope mailers are 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 mailers. Unlike single-use plastic bubble mailers, the paper used to produce Hexcel’ope mailers is fully curbside recyclable and biodegradable.
• User Friendly: Hexcel’ope mailers are easy to use with convenient self-sealing adhesive closures, which eliminate the need for additional tape or staples. Additionally, Hexcel’ope is lightweight, offering postage savings when a shipping box is not necessary.
Lorne Herszkowicz, Partner at HexcelPack stated: “As e-commerce shipping volumes have increased at an incredibly rapid pace, so has demand for sustainable yet protective packaging solutions from both brand owners and consumers. With Hexcel’ope, it was our goal to design a functional, highly protective, yet simple solution to meet the needs of the e-commerce industry - one we firmly believe to be the most innovative mailer on the market.”