Our HEXAPACK core is custom produced out of recycled paper or cardboard. Such specifications as paper thickness or cell size depend on our customers’ needs.
It is produced with the use of a patented device and technology – the only one in the European Union, thanks to which our HEXAPACK core may be of different heights – from 10 to 500 mm!
Versatility and surprising qualities
The paper honeycomb core is a series of hexagonal shaped cells, nested together creating a sheet when expanded with approximately 95% open space.
The basic geometry of honeycomb provides a number of unique characteristics:
Highest strength-to-weight ratio as a sandwich core.
Highest stiffness-to-weight ratio as a sandwich core.
Predictable and uniform crushing strength under compression.
Processing in-line applications with low input cubic and high volume output.
Low impact on environment and society, favorable impact on economy.
For the designer the honeycomb is a structural product whose unique characteristics can be used to create new products, improve existing products, and solve design problems. For the industry the honeycomb creates sustainable cost savings. Paper honeycomb core is available in 3 physical forms:
Continuous unexpanded honeycomb core. This form is efficient and economical for large users. Shipped in continuous pallet load lengths, coiled core is few hundreds of m2 when mechanically expanded at the point of use.
Slices unexpanded. Certain industries require cut-to-size pieces of honeycomb tailored to their application. The dimension is fit-to-use when locally expanded.
Pre-expanded sheets. This type includes the expansion of the slices and is manufactured to the specific dimensions, length, width and height to fit the customer’s application.
It may also have different mesh size – small cell will provide more resistance of the finished product: boards or spacers to crushing.
The core may be manufactured of paper with different weights. The thicker the paper, the more stable the board or filling.