The BoxMaker Partners with Hexpand to Bring Sustainable Packaging Solution to Market

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December 12, 2023

Hexpand is digitally produced, 100% paper-based, and customizable to a variety of use cases.

The BoxMaker, a leading manufacturer of custom corrugated packaging, and Hexpand, inventors of innovative packaging solutions, have recently partnered to bring to market an environmentally friendly packaging option that redefines the retention and suspension packaging landscape.


Designed by the Hexpand team and manufactured by The BoxMaker, Hexpand is a groundbreaking protective packaging format that offers the market a paper-based suspension and retention packaging option, ensuring robust product protection while adhering to eco-conscious principles. This new category marks a significant step forward in the packaging industry, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional resin-based solutions that meets the evolving needs of consumers and businesses alike, without compromising on product protection or environmental responsibility. Hexpand is highly versatile and can be incorporated into existing box structures or used as a stand-alone insert. Each project is custom designed to meet the specific size, weight, and protective needs of the product being packaged.

“Our goal is to provide packaging solutions that meet the protection needs of products while being environmentally responsible. Hexpand provides the ideal balance that our clients require,” says Richard Brown, President and Co-Owner of The BoxMaker.

Steve Martin, Co-Founder of Hexpand, adds, “We are thrilled to bring to market a 100% curbside recyclable offering that can be tailor-made to protect a diverse range of products. The BoxMaker’s industry-leading digital converting equipment makes them the perfect manufacturing and distribution partner for this product.”

An excellent choice for the environment, Hexpand is made entirely from corrugated fiberboard, the most recovered packaging material in use today. The BoxMaker sources corrugated materials from SFI® Certified suppliers in North America, prioritizing whenever possible local mills who offer the highest available post-consumer recycled content.

With digital production manufacturing facilities located in Seattle, WA and Lowell, AR, The BoxMaker currently offers Hexpand solutions to their clients throughout the United States through all three of their sales channels: Enterprise, Trade, and Fantastapack.

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About The BoxMaker

The BoxMaker is a leading custom packaging manufacturer and distributor. We leverage the latest technologies to deliver exceptional quality and creative solutions that allow our clients to benefit from the power of digital print and finishing to differentiate themselves in the marketplace and gain a competitive advantage. The BoxMaker is highly committed to helping brands reduce their impact on the planet and contribute to a sustainable future by helping them to reduce their carbon footprint, waste, and water usage by using packaging solutions that leverage earth-friendly materials and manufacturing practices.

About Hexpand Technologies

Hexpand Technologies is a sustainable protective packaging solutions company. We offer 100% paper-based retention and suspension packaging. Our patented technology can be customized for various end-users and applications. We are excited to bring to market a sustainable alternative that is cost effective and replaces the need for less environmentally friendly materials.

For more information, please contact Steve Martin, Co-Founder at Hexpand,