PCA’s Auburn, Washington, facility manufacturers Hexacomb®, a strong and lightweight honeycomb material used in protective packaging and for structural applications. Hexacomb’s® custom-designed products are commonly used as protective packaging materials to provide cushioning and support for large or fragile items such as appliances, glass, industrial products and furniture prior to shipping. It is also used as a structural component in household doors, temporary building structures and furniture. Its lightweight properties help reduce total packaging weight. Hexacomb® is an environmentally responsible alternative to foam and expanded polystyrene materials because it is made primarily from kraft paper.
Auburn also produces Falconboard®, a graphic display board made from honeycomb that provides a high-quality printing surface for signage and point-of-purchase displays in consumer products markets.