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Foam Alternative (Corrispring)

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Cardboard foam alternative
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Cardboard Cushioning Inserts

Eco friendly foam alternative to prevent transit damage

Corrispring cardboard inserts are a cost effective, recyclable and innovative polystyrene and foam alternative. It is lightweight (reducing transit costs), provides high levels of protection, and is fully recyclable.

Designed and manufactured by GWP Packaging, your business can benefit from a truly eco-friendly way to protect your products. Tailored to your specific application, you can get a free, no obligation quote to eliminate plastic from your transit packaging. Read More

Available Colours:

White cardboard material swatch
Brown Kraft cardboard material swatch
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Detailed Info on Corrispring foam alternative

It is a dilemma many businesses face. Protecting items in transit, or minimising environmental impact. One of the reasons this is seen as such a problem is due the negative reputation of foam inserts and polystyrene (amongst other forms of void fill packaging).

And whilst there are applications where foam packaging is either unavoidable or clearly the most suitable material, it can be possible to take advantage of corrugated cardboard cushioning in many instances.

With a growing demand for businesses to eliminate plastics and foams from their packaging, the unique Corrispring product was developed.

Effectively a piece of corrugated material that is folded to act as a spring (hence the name), the Corrispring inserts provide the cushioning protection that would traditionally have been provided by the foam or Polystyrene inserts.

Created from 100% recyclable corrugated material, it is the market leading protective cushioning system manufactured entirely from corrugated fibreboard. As a result, Corrispring is not only a much more environmentally friendly product than traditional foam cushion packaging, but also a lower cost option than the commonly used foam packaging materials.

Easy to use polystyrene alternative

Corrispring is supplied fully assembled and ready to use, making it suitable for an extensive range of applications including electronic goods, consumer goods and any item that requires protection during transit.

Saying that, GWP are uniquely placed to help your business make an informed decision on the best packaging insert for your requirement. This is because as well as supplying corrugated cushioning options (and other inserts such as fittings and dividers) you can also source foam based products which can in fact be more sustainable.

The bottom line is that your business can benefit from free, informed and impartial advice on what would be the best solution to your specific requirements.

Key benefits of using cardboard foam alternative

  • 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly
  • Can help to eliminate plastics from your packaging inventory
  • Low tooling and material costs
  • Light-weight for reduced transport costs
  • Custom designed for optimum protection of your products
  • Supplied fully assembled and ready to use
  • Cost effective alternative to foams / polystyrene


Questions regarding foam alternatives

The below points highlight a range of questions frequently asked about foam alternatives / Corrispring.

You can also contact GWP on either 01793 754 444 or should you have not found the answers to your specific questions.

What is Corrispring manufactured from?

Corrispring is manufactured from a durable, single wall corrugated cardboard. This allows the inserts to remain lightweight (helping with handling and transit costs), but also be robust enough to protect your items in transit. The specific material however will usually be tailored to your requirements, based on the product / application in which Corrispring will be used.

How does Corrispring work?

Corrispring is essentially a piece of cardboard material folded to act like a spring. Replacing traditional foam inserts, it protects products in two ways. Firstly, it helps to prevent movement of the items within the outer container. And if the outer carton is dropped or suffers an impact, the springs act to cushion the contents too.

Can Corrispring replace foam inserts?

There are many scenarios where Corrispring can be used as an alternative to foam inserts. However, there are a large number of factors that come into play when ascertaining which would be the most suitable insert to use. With 30 years’ experience, GWP will be happy to offer impartial advice on whether Corrispring will be suitable for your application.

Is Corrispring recyclable?

Corrispring, being manufactured from corrugated cardboard, is fully recyclable and biodegradable. However, it must also be noted that many of the foams used as packaging materials today are manufactured from Polyethylene, which is itself recyclable too.

Are there alternatives to Corrispring?

There are a wide range of alternatives to Corrispring; even you do not wish to use foam. This includes the Korrvu® range of inserts, as well as custom engineered fittings and even layer pads. See the full range of box inserts here.

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Quotes tailored to your business

Corrispring is not available as a stock product. This is because GWP Packaging feel the best approach to preventing damage to your products in transit is to provide them with a customised level of protection.

As such, all Corrispring inserts will be designed to not only be fully compatible with your products, but with any outer packaging requirements that you may have too.

Whilst this means there are MOQs (minimum order quantities) on specifying Corrispring, as GWP are solely suppliers to business and trade customers it means you can be certain that your company is getting the best value for money.

Not sure? Well, all quotes are completely no obligation. And if Corrispring isn’t 100% perfect for your application we will be honest and tell you (and be happy to recommend alternatives based on our 30 years of experience).

Alternative Box Inserts

Other cardboard packaging inserts available

Integral fittings

Integral Cardboard Fittings

Protect and present your products

Cardboard box dividers inside outer corrugated packaging

Fixed / Adjustable Box Dividers

Easier packing and improved protection

Foam end caps

Foam Inserts / End Caps

Highest levels of protection in transit

Cardboard layer pads slip sheets

Layer Pads / Slip Sheets

Ideal for rigid layer separation & stability

Korrvu suspension packaging

Korrvu® Packaging Inserts

Range of innovative packaging inserts

Cardboard packaging inserts

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Transit / Industrial

Postal packaging colour options

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Various designs

Corrugated packaging

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