The Eco-Friendly Alternative to Bubble Wrap

Hexcel Wrap really needs to be seen to be believed! It is supplied as a flat sheet and then becomes three dimensional simply by stretching it. 

Now the first UK manufactured paper bubble wrap!

Hexcel Wrap really needs to be seen to be believed! It is supplied as a flat sheet and then becomes three dimensional simply by stretching it.

Now the first UK manufactured paper bubble wrap!

It can be effortlessly wrapped around products and the layers build up to offer protection as good as plastic bubble! Hexcel is dispensed from a small manual tensioning device which can be deployed anywhere, without the requirement for electricity. Hexcel wrap is easy stretch and easy tear. Once stretched around the product you simply tear the paper, and the paper interlocks on itself. No need for adhesive tape! Not only does this reduces plastic use but also reduces pack times by up to 50%. With no adhesive tape to remove it also makes it easier for your customers to unwrap the products too!

The use of Hexcel is spreading rapidly as more companies seek a sustainable alternative to bubble. Hexcel is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, and owing to its compact size has a negligible carbon footprint compared to bubble wrap. 425m length when stretched.

Protega Global are now manufacturing Hexcel Wrap in-house in our Andover facility 

It can be effortlessly wrapped around products and the layers build up to offer protection as good as plastic bubble! Hexcel is dispensed from a small manual tensioning device which can be deployed anywhere, without the requirement for electricity. Hexcel wrap is easy stretch and easy tear. Once stretched around the product you simply tear the paper, and the paper interlocks on itself. No need for adhesive tape! Not only does this reduces plastic use but also reduces pack 

times by up to 50%. With no adhesive tape to remove it also makes it easier for your customers to unwrap the products too! 

The use of Hexcel is spreading rapidly as more companies seek a sustainable alternative to bubble. Hexcel is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, and owing to its compact size has a negligible carbon footprint compared to bubble wrap. 425m length when stretched.

Protega Global are now manufacturing Hexcel Wrap in-house in our Andover facility

Frequently Asked Questions about Hexcel Wrap

Can you use Hexcel to replace all types of bubblewrap?

Hexcel can replace the majority of applications for which bubble is used. Anything that is small enough to pick up and rotate in your hands can be wrapped with Hexcel.  However, there are some applications for which hexcel would not be able to replace bubblewrap.  For example, large objects such as furniture, air conditioning units and outdoor signage.

Will Hexcel mark my products?

In general Hexcel will rarely mark any surface. However there are some exceptions.  This included foil printed surfaces, sometimes found on gift boxes, and soft products such as unwrapped soaps.

How much protection will Hexcel give compared to bubble?

Hexcel should give equal or better protection than bubble because it absorbs more shock.  It is also quicker and easier to apply than bubblewrap.

Is Hexcel wrap more expensive than Bubble?

On a direct square metre for metre comparison Hexcel is more expensive than bubble. However, it is much faster to use than bubble, and does not require tape to secure it.  In one recent trial when time to pack was costed in alongside the material cost, Hexcel worked out 10% cheaper than bubble

Hexcel Wrap Bench

The use of Hexcel Wrap – a paper alternative to bubble wrap – has been made even easier with the development of an integrated dispenser. 

Housed under the bench, the Hexcel paper is simply passed through a pair of rollers and dispensed onto the bench at the optimal position for the packers.  

This design maximises the usable area of the bench, and dramatically increases efficiency.  To reload a section of the bench lifts up and allows rolls to be placed easily and ergonomically.

SPACE SAVING

Our new integrated Hexcel Bench has been developed as a direct result of customers asking for ways to speed up their processes during the pandemic. The Hexcel packing bench provides a space saving haven. Not only is the storage of packing materials virtually eliminated, the Hexcel Wrap – a paper alternative to bubble wrap – is on hand to dispense right at the point of use, and uses no valuable bench space.

REDUCE BREAKAGES

The original paper bubble wrap introduced into the UK by Protega Global is housed under the bench. Designed specifically for reducing breakages and surface protection. Used win conjunction with our industry leading Protega Paper Cushioning – you are likely to see a reduction in breakages of up to 50%. 

IMPROVE PACKING SPEEDS

With the surge of online shopping continuing to 2022, customers are expecting speedy deliveries and the increasingly more popular sustainable packaging options

Your packing benches are in the heart of your packing stations and therefore are key for your operations to run smoothly, having a custom-built packing bench with an integrated paper machine, conveyor and under-bench paper bubble wrap dispenser can significantly improve your packing times.

INCREASE DESPATCHES

With the combined improved packing speeds, space saved and training provided to staff by Protega – our clients are able to increase the amount of packages that go out daily.

Roll Width: 390mm (300mm wide when stretched)

Roll Length: 425m (stretched)

Material Brown: 80gsm Kraft Paper

Material White: 80gsm bleached Kraft Paper