THE Weedon Group is partnering with Flexi-Hex in the development of a new eco bottle packaging kit, described as a sustainable solution for the safe shipping of individual bottles.
Bottles are first wrapped in a Flexi-Hex sleeve, which is said to expand to form an impact-resistant protective honeycomb layer. This is then inserted into a self-sealing pinch-top postal box, manufactured by the Weedon Group, which protects the bottle by suspending and preventing movement during transportation.
Manufactured from corrugated board, the box’s design features a fold-in cushion to support the base of the bottle and flaps for closing. ‘Peel & seal’ tape provides easy closure.
The design has been adapted to provide bottle packaging kits in three sizes, for the shipment of one, two or three bottles at a time.
Weedon Group MD John Weedon said, “Flexi-Hex was founded by brothers, Sam and Will Boex, who recognised the impact that single use plastic was having on the marine environment. The company needed an outer box which would be quick and easy to assemble. It had to be adaptable for various sizes of bottles and to hold them safe and secure in transit.
“But the overriding requirement, in line with Flexi-Hex’s core policy of environmental protection, was that the boxes had to be 100% recyclable and manufactured from sustainable sources. Corrugated board was the obvious solution. Lightweight, compact and strong, our boxes are 100% sustainable and recyclable, with no plastic anywhere in the packaging. Our design ticks all the boxes.”