About Honeycomb

Honeycomb is a rugged, cost-effective, custom-engineered kraft paper material that has proven ideal for many uses, including packaging, pallets, dunnage, furniture inner structures and signage displays.

Honeycomb is made by joining individual bands of kraft paper together into a series of continuous hexagonal cells. In most cases, the cells are faced on both sides with similar materials to create what is, ounce for ounce, the strongest product known.

Honeycomb works on the I-beam principle. The facing of the panel acts as the flange of the I-beam and the core as its web. The flange carries the tension and the compression across the surface of the panel. The web holds the flanges together in proper order.

A cookie-cut is made by creating a slit in both of the facing papers and a portion of the core, leaving the panel held together by the uncut center core. Runners and small inner pieces can be created this way, making them easier to handle and allowing them to be separated easily by gently pulling each piece apart as needed.
Reverse Slit Score/Slit Score
A reverse slit score is made by cutting through one facing paper and through the core material, and then by cutting the opposite facing paper at another location to create a fan folding effect in the panel. A single slit score is produced by cutting through one facing paper and the entire core, leaving the other facing paper intact to create a folding hinge in the panel.

PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive)

A high tack adhesive is applied to one side of a honeycomb panel and covered with a release paper. The paper is removed by the end-user, who can then apply to a surface. The panel is typically used as a block support in pallets or inner packaging.

A die-cut is made by producing panels with holes that are cut completely through in practically any shape or thickness. Die-cut panels can be either glued to a flat panel to create a tray for bulk packing or used to surround an item for inner packing.