Paper Alternative to Plastic Bubble Wrap

By 18th December 2019News

As solution providers in the packaging world, we understand the urgency and priority in providing ethically sourced and sustainable packaging products. This is why we are beginning to transition our business into offering environmentally friendly product alternatives where possible.

One of the questions we constantly get asked by our customers is how bad is bubble wrap for the environment? Bubble wrap is made from one of the most popular manufactured plastics in the world – Polythene. Unless it is treated with chemicals that help to break down plastic, Polythene is not biodegradable. It is however recyclable.

For a material to be recyclable, you need to be able to warrant its use for something else or to restore it to an original state to reuse again. Biodegradable is a process of materials that can be broken down over time until they can be consumed on a microscopic level via a natural process.

Bubble wrap does do a great job of protecting fragile items during transit but is often overcompensated for especially in the retail sector where caution is not often taken with items during delivery. It is therefore important to note that the economic effects of bubble wrap in packaging come with a lack of knowledge around the recyclability processes not because it is not recyclable.

With our new launch of Hexcel paper bubble wrap, we can now remove this obstacle and offer a biodegradable and recyclable product alongside our plastic alternatives. Made from paper, the most sustainable, reusable, compostable and recyclable material on the planet. Available in both brown and white paper (subject to cost difference dependant on color), our new paper bubble wrap is a fully green wrapping product.

View the video below to see how easy it is to use this highly efficient, quality product.

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Furthermore, the use of Hexcel removes the need for taping as the hexagonal cells keep the Hexcel wrap from unraveling. Saving on time, money and emphasizing the limitation of further plastics in the wrapping process. With this product, you can expect 25-50% faster packing speeds.

It eliminates damage with exceptional protection. The hexagonal cells create an interlocking web that traps all your items. It also takes up to 80% less space than standard bubble wrap as this material is delivered flat. Once you unwrap this product, it expands into its engineered hexagonal cells.

To discuss your wrapping requirements, ask questions about how Hexcel can add value to your business or purchase
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