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Paper-based protective packaging
NaturePlank™ honeycomb protective packaging offers strength and weight reduction
In Use – Currently available in the US. Ideal market applications include appliances, electronics, furniture and other durable goods.

Benefits
Recycled content/recyclability

Product Categories
Home Improvement

Relevant Materials
Corrugated

Relevant Packaging Formats
Cushioning

Supply Chain Phase
Packing, Recovery, Transportation

Details

New NaturePlank™ engineered honeycomb packaging material offers brand owners and fabricators a paper-based protective packaging solution. The honeycomb plank is made from kraft paper (linerboard) and water-based adhesives and it offers excellent strength and blocking/bracing for a range of protective packaging applications.

Made with SFI-certified, renewable virgin and post-consumer recycled fibers, the plank is an all-natural alternative to petroleum-based plastic packaging products.

In addition to die-cutting, routing and other conventional converting techniques, NaturePlank can also be laminated to other materials such as polyethylene. NaturePlank™ dimensions are 48- by 108-inches. The product is currently available in thicknesses of 1- and 2-inches. Ideal market applications include appliances, electronics, furniture and other durable goods

Potential Benefits

As well as being lighter in weight than many other protective packaging alternatives NaturePlank™ is easily handled in the paper recycling stream.

Intellectual Property

NaturePlank™ is supplied by Pregis Corp.

Consultant View

If used in home delivery this solution provides the consumer with a material that can be easily added to the municipal recycling collection system.

Contacts and Further Information

Company details:
Pregis Corp.
1650 Lake Cook Road,
Ste. 400
Deerfield, IL 60015
USA
Tel: +1 877 692 6163
 
Technology contact details:
Josephine Fish (Sales)
Tel: +1 847 597 9356
Email: jfish@pregis.com

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