HexcelPack Introduces 100% Paper-Based, Fully Recyclable Protective Mailer

A sustainable alternative to traditional plastic bubble mailers, company’s Hexcel’ope™ is ideal for the e-commerce market.

Bristol, CTHexcelPack, a 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.

“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,” said Lorne Herszkowicz, Partner at HexcelPack. “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.”


About HexcelPack

HexcelPack is the developer of eco-friendly, paper-based cushioning solutions designed to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based protective materials. The company’s internationally-patented HexcelPack™ portfolio provides sustainable, superior product protection for retail packages, corrugated shippers, envelopes and other containers. Notably, its curbside recyclable HexcelWrap™ cushioning wrap is used by the top three retailers in the United States, as well as several of the world’s 10 largest consumer goods companies.

HexcelWrap’s UltraStretch™ technology comprises unique paper with inherent characteristics that enhance the company’s slit paper technique, which maximizes paper’s volume and strength through precision, angled cuts. The result is a three-dimensional product whose substantial cushion outperforms plastic and other paper-based competitors.

Together with the recently introduced Hex-a-Fil™ void filler, HexcelWrap™ can meet the packaging and shipping protection needs of a wide variety of consumer products. Each is handily dispensed through the company’s compact, standalone and completely recyclable tabletop Mini Pack™ stations. For more information, visit www.hexcelpack.com.

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