Hexacomb Corp. recently opened a second packaging manufacturing plant in Mexico in the state of Querétaro to meet growing demand for its products.

The new plant is the 13th operated by the Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based company, according to a news release. The facility will produce the full line of Hexacomb paper-based honeycomb packaging products, including sheets, runners, edge and corner protectors.

Packaging materials from Hexacomb are an environmentally-responsible alternative to foam, expanded polystyrene and other petroleum-based products because they are made primarily from renewable wood fibers that are typically recyclable, according to the release.

Company president Scott Daniel said in the release that customers can lower their total system costs by using Hexacomb honeycomb protective packaging. The new plant will add to the company’s capacity in an area where there is already demand.

“It’s important to locate a manufacturing facility in close proximity to our customers. This has a positive impact on both speed-of-delivery and freight costs and is in keeping with the environmentally-responsible nature of our product line,” Daniel said.