Heat Shrink Packaging
Heat shrink packaging is a dual material solution comprising of a corrugated box and a plastic film that is heat shrink wrapped over products.
This packaging combines the supply chain performance of corrugated with the stability of shrink wrapping to hold the contents securely in place.
This creates a highly effective transit pack offering high levels of protection to ensure products arrive in perfect condition.
Heat shrink packaging is delivered with the Polyethylene (PE) film pre-glued to the corrugated and is erected and filled as normal.
The film attached to the top of the pack is then laid over contents, ready to pass through the climate chamber in the Groupac® system supplied by Smurfit Kappa.
The contents are then shrink wrapped and the pack is sealed ready for distribution.
Ideally suited to distributors or manufacturers who sell their product online, heat shrink packaging provides flexibility by allowing different products to use this same format.
What are the features of Heat Shrink Packaging?
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
Can be high quality printed
Heat shrink and sealing machine can also be supplied
What are the benefits of Heat Shrink Packaging?
Eliminates any product damage in transit
Flexibility to pack different products in the same pack
Eliminates the need for additional fitments or loss fill
Minimises shipping costs and carbon emissions due to lightweight
Environmentally friendly - corrugated is made from a renewable resource
Easy to recycle – Simply remove 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?
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.
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We supply a range of end-of-line packaging machinery
For over 50 years, we’ve developed, produced and installed automated packing lines across many countries and markets. We combine our packaging automation experience along with world-class packaging expertise to offer you a complete packaging solution.
Our packing line solutions are designed to form, fill, close and palletise packaging and can be customised according to your needs.
We’ll work with you to ensure your packaging machinery solution is delivered with the highest attainable performance at the lowest total cost of ownership.
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