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Packaging - eCommerce

Air Cushion Packaging

Air cushion packaging is a dual material solution of a corrugated box and plastic film bag that is filled with air.

This packaging combines the supply chain performance of corrugated with the lightweight performance of air cushions to create a highly effective transit pack.

Air cushion packaging is quick and easy to use and offers the highest levels of protection on all six faces of the pack to ensure products arrive in perfect condition.

Operators erect and fill the box and as normal. It is then sealed using a specialised Groupac® system supplied by Smurfit Kappa, and air is blown into the bag at a pre-set air pressure filling voids and creating a protective cushion.

Air cushion packaging is lightweight and minimises shipping costs and carbon emissions, whilst eliminating the need for additional fitments or loose fill.

What are the features of this product?

  • Bespoke to your exact size and style requirements
  • Available in a range of corrugated cardboard grades
  • Outer box is 100% recyclable
  • Includes a polyethylene (PE) film bag
  • Can be high quality printed
  • Sealing and filling machine also supplied

What are the benefits of this product?

  • Eliminates product damage in transit
  • Flexibility to pack different products in the same pack format
  • Minimises shipping costs and carbon emissions due to lightweight
  • Eliminates the need for additional fitments or loose fill
  • Environmentally friendly - corrugated is made from a renewable resource
  • Easy to recycle – simply remove the film and place corrugated in recycling 

A guaranteed supply from a trusted source

Our certified Chain of Custody is your guarantee of a verifiably sustainable packaging supply chain.

At Smurfit Kappa we understand the importance of sustainability in everything we do, and see it as our responsibility to ensure the products we supply to our customers meet the highest chain of custody standards.

  • 100% of paper produced and sourced for our packaging solutions is FSC®, PEFC™ or SFI™ Chain of Custody certified
  • 90% of packaging supplied to customers is FSC®, PEFC™ or SFI™ Chain of Custody certified

Look out for our stamp of proof on your invoice to give you total peace of mind around the origin of your paper-based packaging.

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How can packaging help you drive eCommerce growth?

Packaging can deliver a whole lot more than products. Through eSmart, Smurfit Kappa’s unique eCommerce packaging service, our experts can scrutinise and optimise the performance of your packaging across 12 different business areas.

From packing line to supply chain to customer experience, we act only on the opportunities relevant to your business – so you’ll have the insights you need to make better plans, faster decisions and be more prepared to grab every opportunity as you expand.

Learn more about eSmart 

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