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Discover Macfarlane Packaging’s comprehensive paper void fill and cushioning range, providing top-notch solutions for your business’s protective packaging needs. Our selection includes Geami WrapPak, FillPak®, and PadPak®, offering versatile paper void fill and cushioning options to suit various applications.

Rest easy knowing our paper void fill and cushioning products are made from sustainable sources, ensuring an eco-friendly choice for your packaging needs. Additionally, they are 100% recyclable, aligning with your business’s commitment to environmental responsibility. We also offer products with recycled content, providing even greater sustainability benefits.

Choose from an array of brown paper packaging or white paper packaging, with custom colours available upon request to match your brand identity.

For optimised efficiency, we also offer paper packaging automation machinery that can be tailored to your operational demands. Whether you need simple void fill or intricate cushioning, our paper void fill and cushioning solutions guarantee reliable protection for your valuable products.

Quick facts about our protective paper packaging

  • Extensive paper void fill and cushioning available, including Geami WrapPak, FillPak® and PadPak®
  • Made from sustainable sources and 100% recyclable, recycled content products also on offer
  • Choose from brown paper packaging and white paper packaging. Custom colours available on request
  • Automation machinery and equipment options can be provided for different operational requirements

Geami WrapPak®

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2555022 rolls of 000800 & 1 roll of 000802ENQUIRE NOW
2555142 rolls of 000801 & 1 roll of 000802ENQUIRE NOW
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271513Roll80RollBrown WrapPak ®50825042014010BUY ONLINE
271514Roll80RollWhite WrapPak ®50825042014010BUY ONLINE
271515Roll22RollWhite interleaf3058408401205.5BUY ONLINE

Geami Wrap ‘n Go™ 

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323660Roll80RollBrown Die-cut paper508551341603.4ENQUIRE NOW
323661Roll22RollWhite interleaf305551341601ENQUIRE NOW
323662Roll80RollBrown Die-cut paper5081082681306.7ENQUIRE NOW
323663Roll22RollWhite interleaf3051082681302ENQUIRE NOW

Environmental Impact Rating – Geami

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

recycle

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22 pap

Recycled Content

0 recycled

Ranpak FillPak® Fanfold Paper

FillPak® Fanfold Paper – Greenline

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288732Fanfold Greenline701Brown38136014810BUY ONLINE
920Fanfold Greenline501Brown76250012420ENQUIRE NOW

Environmental Impact Rating – Greenline

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

recycle

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22 pap

Recycled Content

100 recycled

FillPak® Fanfold Paper – Recycled Kraft

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003800Fanfold501Brown76250012420BUY ONLINE

Environmental Impact Rating – Recycled Kraft

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

recycle

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22 pap

Recycled Content

75 min

FillPak® Fanfold Paper – Virgin Kraft

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008999Fanfold701Brown38136014810BUY ONLINE
220977Fanfold601White38150014848BUY ONLINE

PadPack® Paper

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008956PadPak® LC & LC+Fanfold701Brown76236012420BUY ONLINE
008990PadPak® LC & LC+Fanfold901Brown76230012420BUY ONLINE
007975PadPak® CC PackPack701Brown38136014810BUY ONLINE
007976PadPak® CC RollRoll50/502Brown3812251409ENQUIRE NOW
007977PadPak® CC RollRoll50/702Brown3811801408ENQUIRE NOW
003794PadPak® JR RollRoll70/702Brown68016012015BUY ONLINE
100401PadPak® SR RollRoll50/502Brown76240011130ENQUIRE NOW
005967PadPak® SR RollRoll50/702Brown76233511131BUY ONLINE
004054PadPak® SR RollRoll70/702Brown76229011132BUY ONLINE
006335PadPak® SR RollRoll70/702Brown7624001743ENQUIRE NOW
216082PadPak® SR RollRoll50/50/503Brown76214512029ENQUIRE NOW
220978PadPak® SR RollRoll70/752Brown76225011132ENQUIRE NOW
220457PadPak® SR RollRoll70/702White76229011132ENQUIRE NOW

RankPak WrapPak®

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304369Fanfold602Brown38045014810ENQUIRE NOW
292889Fanfold702Brown38036014810ENQUIRE NOW

Environmental Impact Rating – PadPak & FillPak Virgin

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

recycle

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22 pap

Recycled Content

0 recycled

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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.
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Paper Void Fill & Cushioning FAQs

Is paper packaging more sustainable?

Paper packaging is generally considered more sustainable than many other types of packaging, especially when compared to single-use plastics. Several factors contribute to paper packaging’s sustainability:

  • Renewable Resource: Paper is made from wood pulp, which is derived from trees. Trees can be replanted and harvested sustainably, making paper a renewable resource.
  • Biodegradability: Paper is biodegradable and can break down naturally over time, reducing its impact on the environment when properly disposed of.
  • Recyclability: Paper packaging is widely recyclable, and many recycling facilities can process paper products efficiently. Recycling paper reduces the demand for virgin materials and conserves resources.
  • Low Carbon Footprint: The production of paper packaging generally has a lower carbon footprint compared to plastics and other materials. Sustainable forest management practices further contribute to reducing the environmental impact.
  • Eco-Friendly Alternatives: There are eco-friendly options such as recycled paper, FSC-certified paper (from responsibly managed forests), and compostable paper packaging.

While paper packaging is more sustainable than many alternatives, the most environmentally friendly approach involves choosing the right packaging for each specific application, thus minimising material use. Contact Macfarlane Packaging’s team of experts to find the right solution for you.

What are the benefits of paper packaging?

Paper packaging offers numerous benefits that make it a popular choice for various industries. Here are some key advantages of using paper packaging:

  • Sustainability: Paper is a renewable and biodegradable resource, making it an environmentally friendly option. Sustainable forest management practices ensure a steady supply of raw materials without depleting natural resources.
  • Recyclability: Paper is widely recyclable, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. Recycling paper helps conserve resources and reduces the need for new raw materials, lowering the overall environmental impact.
  • Biodegradability: When disposed of properly, paper packaging breaks down naturally, reducing its impact on the environment.
  • Versatility: Paper packaging is highly versatile and can be used for various purposes, including wrapping, cushioning, void fill, bags, boxes, and more.
  • Customisability: Paper packaging is easy to print on and can be customised with branding, product information, and marketing messages, enhancing brand visibility and recognition.
  • Safety: Paper packaging is generally non-toxic and safe for contact with food products, making it suitable for food packaging applications.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Paper is often more affordable than other packaging materials, making it a cost-effective option for businesses.
  • Lightweight: Paper packaging is lightweight, reducing shipping costs and energy consumption during transportation.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Paper packaging offers a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance, adding value to the overall product presentation.
  • Consumer Preference: Many consumers prefer paper packaging due to its eco-friendly and sustainable characteristics, leading to positive brand perception.

By choosing paper packaging, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, meet consumer expectations, and contribute to reducing environmental impact. As part of a broader packaging strategy, paper packaging can play a crucial role in achieving sustainable and responsible packaging practices.

What is the use of void fill?

The primary use of void fill is to fill empty spaces or voids inside packaging boxes or containers. When shipping products, there is often empty space between the items and the walls of the box. This unused space can lead to movement and shifting of the products during transit, increasing the risk of damage.

Void fill materials are designed to fill these gaps, providing a protective layer that prevents products from moving around during shipping. Void fill serves several important purposes:

  • Product Protection: Void fill materials cushion and protect the products from impact, shocks, and vibrations during transportation, reducing the risk of damage.
  • Improved Package Integrity: By filling the empty space in the package, void fill helps maintain the package’s structural integrity, preventing compression and minimizing the risk of box collapse or damage.
  • Cost-Efficiency: Void fill can help businesses reduce the size of shipping boxes while ensuring the products are securely packed, potentially lowering shipping costs.
  • Enhanced Customer Experience: Properly packed and protected products ensure they arrive in good condition, leading to a positive customer experience and reduced returns or exchanges.
  • Eco-Friendly Packaging: Some void fill materials, such as biodegradable or recyclable options, contribute to sustainable packaging practices and reduce environmental impact.

Common void fill materials include air cushions, paper packaging, packing peanuts, foam padding, and other cushioning materials. The choice of void fill depends on the nature of the products being shipped, packaging requirements, and sustainability goals. Properly using void fill helps businesses to optimise their packaging process and ensures products reach their destination in excellent condition.

What is the best void fill?

The best void fill depends on various factors, including the specific packaging needs, the nature of the products being shipped, budget considerations, and environmental concerns. Here are some popular void fill options, each with its own advantages:

  • Air Cushions: Air cushion packaging, such as bubble wrap or air pillows, offers excellent cushioning and protection. It is lightweight, cost-effective, and space-efficient, making it a popular choice for a wide range of products.
  • Paper Packaging: Crumpled or shredded paper can be used as void fill and offers an eco-friendly option. It is recyclable, biodegradable, and provides adequate cushioning for lighter products.
  • Foam Packaging: Foam materials, such as foam sheets or foam peanuts, offer excellent shock absorption and cushioning, making them ideal for protecting delicate or fragile items.
  • Biodegradable Packing Peanuts: Biodegradable packing peanuts made from starch-based materials are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional foam peanuts.
  • Inflatable Packaging: Inflatable void fill packaging, such as inflatable packaging bags, provides adaptable and efficient cushioning that conforms to the shape of the product and void space.
  • Custom Moulded Packaging: Custom moulded void fill solutions such as foam-in-place can be tailored to fit the specific contours of the product, offering superior protection.

The best void fill for your business will depend on your specific needs, product requirements, and sustainability goals. It is essential to consider factors such as the level of protection required, ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact when choosing the ideal void fill solution.

Macfarlane Packaging offers a range of void fill options. Contact our expert team for advice on making the best decision for your packaging needs.

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Custom Paper Void Fill and Cushioning Service

Macfarlane Packaging offers premium-quality, sustainable paper void fill and cushioning. With our tailored paper packaging options, you can elevate your efficiency and optimise your packaging process with a fully bespoke product.

Our custom protective packaging solutions team can design the product to perfectly match your business requirements. Choose from an extensive selection, including Geami WrapPak, FillPak®, and PadPak®, for versatile paper void fill and cushioning options.

Our custom service allows you to select from various sizes, materials, colours, and quantities to ensure a perfect fit for your packaging needs. Whether you need brown paper packaging or prefer custom colours to reflect your brand identity, we have you covered.

Macfarlane Custom Packaging Paper Void Fill & Cushioning

Paper void fill and cushioning wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have Paper void fill and cushioning 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 Paper void fill and cushioning from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.