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Polythene packaging for an enhanced level of protection

Nothing beats polythene packaging when it comes to ensuring that goods are stable on pallets and/or in transit. Why take a chance on your boxes and other packages possibly toppling, becoming misshapen, or being tampered with and pilfered when simply wrapping polythene around them is such a quick, easy and low-cost option?

By turning to Macfarlane Packaging Online for polythene packaging, you can choose from a range of options, all of which help keep goods stable, protected from potentially harmful moisture, cold, heat and dust, as well as being a proven deterrent against thieves.

Even better, you'll never have to worry about running out of polythene wrapping, thanks to the large supply we can source coupled with Macfarlane's fast and reliable delivery service. That means you can focus upon other aspects of running your business, your packaging and wrapping needs always being expertly taken care of by a packaging company who knows exactly what type of polythene wrapping different industries particularly use.

Polythene for all purposes and all weathers

Polythene mailers and dispatch sacks, flat bags, polythene sheeting, pallet covering, shrink film, heat sealers, shrink wrapping equipment, gusseted bags, sheet dispensers... Choose from our extensive range of polythene packaging products (all sourced from leading suppliers). Or, contact us today about getting a fabulous customised solution: low-cost polythene packaging that can have your company name and info upon it, helping to increase brand awareness and to alert customers to special offers, forthcoming new ranges, and more.

Decrease your packaging and transport costs

With a determination to help you improve cost-efficiency and free up labour and storage space for more productive use at your end, we can advise you on what to order and what to avoid; ensuring you get exactly the right packaging for your particular type of goods. And in the right quantities. We’ll never deliberately sell you more than you need, and if we think you’re making the wrong choice, we’ll politely advise on other perhaps more suitable options.

Whichever sector you're in, in Ireland or abroad, team up with us at Macfarlane Packaging Online and look forward to very soon:

  • Eliminating excess packaging, reducing waste from your shipping operations
  • Leaving inventory in your warehouse, safe in the knowledge that it’s adequately protected from innumerable threats, and will be ready to ship as soon as demand rises or when a certain distribution date arrives in your trading year
  • Shipping your products in small, medium or bulk orders, feeling 100 per cent confident that they'll arrive at the customer's address with nothing missing and without a single breakage. Imagine that.
Polythene wrap being applied to a cardboard boxPolythene wrap being applied to a cardboard box

Frequently Asked Questions

Corrugated cardboard boxes are made of various layers of cardboard glued together. The corrugated or wavy pattern of inside the layer of cardboard is called fluting. There are different types of fluting, and it gives corrugated cardboard its different strength and performance properties.

The most basic corrugated cardboard box is a single wall box. This is when a single layer of corrugated material is sandwiched between two flat layers of cardboard. Single wall boxes.

A double wall cardboard box has two layers of corrugated material or fluting. You can also get triple wall boxes, which are extra heavy duty.

You might also be interested to learn that Macfarlane’s stock single wall boxes and double wall boxes are both made with FSC® sourced materials and contain high levels of recycled content.

To learn more about cardboard boxes, click here to read our cardboard boxes essential guide!

Yes! Macfarlane Packaging can help you with any sort of custom packaging you need, including printed cardboard boxes. We can print packing boxes with your branding, logo, or messaging. We can also help you with retail packaging like gift boxes and shelf-ready packaging, as well as ecommerce packaging and transit packaging. Click here to learn more about custom cardboard boxes.

In addition to custom printed cardboard boxes, we can also help you design boxes that are a specific size or shape, or even with specialist fittings if you need extra protection for your products.

We believe that packaging has an important role to play in product protection but must be designed and used properly to minimise the impact on the environment.

That’s why all our stock cardboard boxes contain recycled content and can be recycled. For example, our single wall cardboard boxes contain 90% recycled content, and our double wall cardboard boxes contain 100% recycled material.

In fact, all our catalogue products are assigned an Environmental Impact Rating so you can make an informed choice about your packaging. Click here to request a catalogue to see the ratings for yourself. We also have a new sustainable packaging specialogue, that shows our complete sustainable packaging range. Click here to download a copy today.

Yes, all cardboard boxes are recyclable. And since they are easy to recycle, cardboard boxes are a great eco-friendly packaging option.

Most local authorities will collect cardboard boxes at the kerbside. However, you should remember that you should remove plastic packing tape and staples before recycling cardboard boxes, as they can contaminate the waste stream. For a simple guide to recycling cardboard boxes and other popular packaging materials, click here to read more about how to recycle your packaging.

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Going the extra packaging mile Speed up your packaging (and reduce packaging storage)

Place an order today for exceptional and environmentally-friendly eCommerce packaging that:

  • Is purposely designed for the eCommerce market
  • Can be assembled quickly and opened without a struggle
  • Is courier and postal safe
  • Usually requires no packing tape for assembly, thanks to the included "crash lock"
  • Includes product dimensions displayed as Length x Width x Depth
  • Can easily have your company name or logo printed on it helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Let us help you find the right packaging to protect not only your products, but also your brand, your reputation... Get packaging that protects your goods at key stages of the supply chain, while simultaneously saving money and being kind to the environment.

Look forward to reduced costs and delivering an enhanced customer experience. What's more, for your convenience, we can also supply you with high quality marker pens, plain labels, and other packing room accessories, making Macfarlane Packaging Online your eCommerce packaging and postal necessities one-stop-shop, saving you time, money, inconvenience, taking the pressure off.

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