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Choose from the largest range of protective packaging solutions

Protective packaging is critical when you’re shipping your products. It makes sure they don’t get damaged in transit, making sure your goods get to your customer in perfect condition.

At Macfarlane Packaging, we stock a huge range of protective product solutions. Everything from basic bubble wrap and packing chips through to air pillows, paper padding, foam, edge protectors, mesh sleeves and even on-demand void fill equipment. You can choose to buy online or request bulk pricing from our team.

We can also provide custom designed protective solutions. Both our Innovation Lab and Design and Manufacture division have the expertise to create protective solutions that help you minimise damages and protect your reputation.

Explore our protective pacakging products

Bubble Wrap & Bubble Bags

Image shows two rolls of bubble wrap and a bubble bag. Part of Macfarlane's protective packaging range.

Shop for bubble wrap rolls and bubble bags from our extensive range. Choose from small and large bubble, as well as anti-static options.

Airsac Inflatable Packaging

Image shows an inflatable Airsac bag inside a brown cardboard box. Protective packaging from Macfarlane.

Discover Airsac inflatable packaging to protect your products. Huge range of stock designs available. Stored flat to save space.

Air Cushioning & Void Fill

Image shows an air cushion machine inflating grey recycled content air pillows for void fill.

Lightweight air pillows and inflatable void fill are perfect for filling empty space in your parcels. Wide range of films and machines available.

Foam Packaging

Image shows several rolls of white foam packaging. Part of Macfarlane's protective packaging category.

We stock an extensive range of foam packaging. Choose from foam rolls, as well as expandable foam packaging options.

Paper Void Fill & Cushioning

Image shows a block of FillPak TT paper packaging. Part of Macfarlane Packaging's paper void fill and cushioning range.

Explore our extensive range of paper void fill and cushioning, including Ranpak branded options that provide quality protection.

Packing Peanuts & Loosefill

Image shows two packs of packing peanuts, also called packing chips or loosefill. One bag contains white packing peanuts, wile the other contains green packing peanuts.

Packing peanuts are a low cost, easy-to-use and simple way to fill voids in boxes. Our range includes standard and bio packing chips.

Edge & Corner Protectors

Image shows a blue foam corner protector. Part of Macfarlane's range of edge protectors and corner protectors.

Choose from an extensive range of edge protectors and corner protectors. Foam, plastic and cardboard options available in a range of shapes and profiles.

Mesh Sleeves

We offer an extensive range of mesh sleeves, available in a range of colours, strengths and stretch capacities. Great for protecting surfaces of various goods.

Free protective packaging guide available to download

Protective Packaging guide. Explore our full range of protective automation products.

Our FREE guide to protective packaging will:

  • Find information about different protective packaging products available from Macfarlane Packaging,
  • Learn about packaging automation, packaging and recycling.
  • Find answers to some of the frequently asked questions related to protective packaging.
  • Provide a guide to protective automation.
  • Provide a guide to recycling & packaging.
  • Help find the right protective packaging solution for your business with our variety of protective products.
  • Consider the size of your product, the weight and how fragile your product is.
  • Determine what type of protective packaging your products need.

FAQs about our protective solutions

What kind of protective solutions can Macfarlane Packaging provide?

We have an extensive range of protective products available for you to choose from. The range we offer includes:

  • Air Pillows & Air Cushioning
  • Bubble Wrap Rolls
  • Bubble Wrap Bags
  • Foam Wrap
  • Instapak Foam
  • Edge Protection
  • Loosefill Packing Chips
  • Paper Cushioning
  • Flexi-Hex Bottle Packs
  • Airsac inflatable packaging

We can also help you with custom protective packaging. Contact us to learn more.

Why is using protective packaging important?

There are many reasons you should use Macfarlane Packaging’s protective solutions.

Protective packaging is an essential if you want your products to get to your customers safely. If your goods aren’t protected and get damages, this can impact your costs, the environment and your reputation with customers, impacting repeat sales.

Click here to read our introductory guide to protective packaging to learn more.

Does Macfarlane Packaging offer any sustainable protective products?

Yes, we have a wide range of eco-friendly protective solutions available. This includes paper padding and void fill, as well as water soluble packing chips that are made from starch.

If you like to use air pillows or cushioning, any of our plastic protective products now contain recycled content.

Ranpak FillPak TT – paper protective packaging

You can have protective products like bubble wrap, foam, paper cushioning and more delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have protective solutions from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.