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Postal packaging

Retention Packs

Where mono-material retention packs do not meet your supply chain requirements, we offer retention packs which are a dual material solution comprising of a corrugated box and a plastic film allowing you to pack single or multiple products of different shapes and sizes in the same pack.

Our Groupac® retention pack is heat shrink packaging which 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.

Our Corpac® retention pack is stretch film pack which comprises of a corrugated pad to which a polyethylene (PE) film is attached and an outer box. Simply insert your product(s) between the corrugated pad and film then fold the corrugated flaps in an outward direction. This stretches the film around the product(s), creating the required tension to hold the contents securely in place. Place the products inside the box and seal for distribution

We offer an integrated tailored service from initial design to testing

Smurfit Kappa offers an integrated tailored service from initial design to ISTA 6 Testing to assist vendors in getting their products to market.

Our team of 700 designers will work with you to develop a pack to meet your products need and using our unique innovation tools, we will calculate the required pack strength to meet your supply chain needs.

At our ISTA certified lab we then rigorously test paper, board and pack performance throughout the supply chain. Our expert’s stress-test packaging in all different transport simulations and climates, and these leading logistics insights ensure your products are well protected all the way to their final destination.

Smurfit Kappa’s accredited ISTA laboratory offers Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP) testing to ensure the reduction of damages.


Amazon Frustration Free Packaging (FFP)

Smurfit Kappa EU is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS)

The APASS program has been designed by Amazon to help support vendors, sellers and manufacturers in obtaining certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP).

The packaging initiative implemented by Amazon enhances the consumer experience by using recyclable boxes that are easy to open and free of excess materials such as hard plastic clamshell cases, plastic bindings, and wire ties. APASS also improves the environmental footprint of Amazon suppliers by reducing packaging waste and product damages due to the optimised packaging solutions.

Smurfit Kappa provides APASS services directly to vendors, sellers or manufacturers in compliance with Amazon’s certification requirements and guidelines.

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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