Hexacomb Receives Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification
Hexacomb from Pregis Corp. has received the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification for those products produced at Pregis's Ermelo, Netherlands, production facility. The company is one of the first honeycomb producers to receive FSC certification (No. SCS-COC-003200), it reported in a press release.
Hexacomb is made from 100% paper (all natural, renewable virgin, and postconsumer recycled fibers) and engineered into a proprietary honeycomb configuration. It can be used for cushioning, blocking, and bracing in a wide range of protective packaging applications. Hexacomb products include sheets, runners, and edge and corner protectors.
The Ermelo facility is one of three Hexacomb plants located in Europe. (The other two are located in Amboise, France and Aoiz, Spain.) It services customers within a 1,000 km (620 mile) radius of its 10,000 sq. meter (107,000 sq. foot) plant. This impacts customers in the UK, Spain, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
The Forest Management certification dictates forest management according to high standards covering social, environmental, and economic issues, Pregis reports. The Chain of Custody certification traces the wood from those forests through all stages of processing and distribution. “The FSC process is considered the most stringent certification for forestry products in Europe. Providing Hexacomb customers with products that meet the tough FSC criteria is just one way our products help brand owners achieve their environmental objectives,” said Carel Daams, plant manager at Hexacomb’s Ermelo facility.
“We’ve partnered with an FSC-certified paper supplier which enables us to manufacture products to this more stringent standard. It is our goal to partner with additional FSC-certified suppliers so that we can convert more plants and product lines,” Daams added in the press release.