Quarterly Packaging Report: Q2 2024

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April 26, 2024
Quarterly Packaging Report: Q2 2024

Welcome to the second edition of the Quarterly Packaging Report, presented by The BoxMaker. In this series we aim to bring you the most critical and current news in the world of custom packaging.

Whether you're a brand owner, packaging enthusiast, or just keen on staying ahead of the curve in packaging trends and technologies, this report is for you:  


Hosted by Kristi Duvall, The BoxMaker’s VP of Sales, our second episode explores the sustainability benefits of digitally printed packaging, Walmart’s sustainable packaging guidelines, and our latest eco-friendly protective solution—Hexpand.


Read the Full Transcript:

Hello, I’m Kristi Duvall with The BoxMaker and I’m here with your Quarterly Packaging Report, bringing you the top custom packaging news that you need to know.

Digital Print and Finishing: Where Eco-Friendly Meets Efficiency

April is Earth Month, and sustainable packaging solutions are top of mind for both brands and consumers. If you’re looking for packaging that not only utilizes recycled and recyclable materials but is also manufactured in an earth-friendly way, look no further than digitally produced corrugated packaging. Digital print and finishing reduces raw material usage and eliminates much of the waste associated with conventional print methods for custom box production.

If you’re curious to know more, head over to The BoxMaker’s website and click on BoxMaker University. You can watch our new webinar, “Digital Print and Finishing: Where Eco-Friendly Meets Efficiency” on demand.

Meeting Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines

Next, we continue on the topic of sustainability with Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines. The major retailer released these guidelines to help companies align their brand packaging with Walmart’s sustainability goals.

Walmart’s commitment to sustainability plays a significant role in influencing industry standards. In 2017, Walmart initiated Project Gigaton™ to involve suppliers and other stakeholders in climate action. Through this project, Walmart targets to reduce one billion metric tons (a gigaton) of greenhouse gases from the global value chain by 2030.

Consumer Packaged Goods brands play a pivotal role in meeting Walmart's ambitious goal. As suppliers to the retail giant, CPG brands are expected to adhere to Walmart's sustainable packaging standards, ensuring that products reach consumers in packaging that is environmentally responsible.

Be sure to visit The BoxMaker’s blog where you can read or listen to a detailed overview of Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines as well as download a copy for yourself.

Introducing Hexpand: A New Sustainable Protective Packaging Solution

Our final story for this quarter features a new sustainable packaging product that’s curbside recyclable, tailored for your product, and can be integrated directly into your shipper box for streamlined pack-out efficiency.

We’re talking about Hexpand, the new patented weave corrugated product taking the packaging world by storm. Hexpand is a paper-based suspension and retention protective packaging solution that ensures robust product protection while adhering to eco-conscious principles. This new design is made entirely of corrugated board and offers a sustainable alternative to traditional resin-based solutions to meet the evolving needs of consumers and brands, 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.

To learn more about the advantages of Hexpand, visit The BoxMaker’s website.

That’s it for the Quarterly Packaging Report. I’m Kristi Duvall, reminding you to contact The BoxMaker and Experience the Power of Packaging in 2024.


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That’s it for The BoxMaker’s Q2 Packaging Industry Report. We look forward to keeping you up to date each quarter with a new special report on the latest packaging news you can use.


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