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Protecting high value goods, in a low-cost way

Special items require a specialist packaging solution. That's exactly what Macfarlane Packaging Online can offer you, at prices we think you'll like. Even better, most packaging options are recyclable, making them planet-friendly as well as tough and durable.

We've all seen bubble wrap, and know how effective it can be in protecting items of all shapes and sizes. But the Macfarlane protective packaging range goes well beyond that. Choose from an assortment of options, and find the ideal packaging for you, no matter how large or small the items you're looking to determinedly protect.

Leading the way in protective packaging

All-year-round, we supply protective packaging materials to a vast array of industries, making us the first packaging company businesses of all kinds turn to, and the one they have no hesitation in recommending for packaging materials offering an unmatched level of protection and made from:

  • Bubble wrap (also bubble bags are available)
  • Polyethylene (foam wrap)
  • Paper cushioning

As well as:

  • Mesh
  • Loosefill packing chips
  • And other protective packaging material types

The sheer versatility of protective packaging can be remarkable

Protective packaging sourced by Macfarlane Packaging Online is matchlessly versatile. It can be layered, wrapped, sleeved, moulded around products. It doesn't necessarily have to come in the form of a large sheet, a roll, or a length of air-filled plastic cushioning — loose-fill packing chips placed in an adequate quantity inside packing boxes can be a marvellously cost-effective method of achieving excellent goods protection in transit.

Goods can be protected simply yet effectively too, merely by popping a silica gel sachet into a box. And where the corners of units (furniture, picture frames, mirrors) being packaged for shipping need coverage, foam edge protection strips can be absolutely ideal: a low-cost yet effective option.

All orders fulfilled without a hitch (and reduced returns)

Products in storage and in transit are at risk from all kinds of threats, if they're not adequately safeguarded with protective packaging of the right type and the right quality. Get total impact and climatic protection for your business's goods, by making a smart investment in first-rate Macfarlane-sourced packaging that preserves the quality as well as the value of your goods; whether they be stacked in a warehouse for an extended period or regularly being shipped anywhere across the globe.

A sheet of bubble wrapA sheet of bubble wrap

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.

A selection of coloured tissue papersA selection of coloured tissue papers

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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