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Hybrid Packaging Solutions

Combining materials to provide optimum protection

Typically manufactured from durable corrugated cardboard and a range of low density foams (including Plastazote, Stratocell and Ethafoam), composite packs provide tailored levels of protection for delicate or expensive items during transit.

With custom sizes, recesses to perfectly follow the contours of your product, and additional options including external print and even specialist surface coatings, composite packaging from GWP will not only prevent costly damage but can also increase packing efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction. Read More

Available Colours:

Brown Kraft Cardboard
Single Colour Print
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More information on composite packaging

Often created from a range of materials including timber, plastics, polystyrene and plywood, composite packs are arguably most successful when using a combination of durable corrugated cardboard and engineered foam inserts.

GWP can provide your business with custom sized, fully tailored composite packs using these materials – as well as Correx® plastic instead of traditional corrugated cardboard outers – that provide the optimum level of protection for your specific parts or products.

This minimising of transit damage – and in most cases completely eliminating it – not only reduces your business’ costs, but can have a number of other benefits too.

It reduces the need for sending costly replacements and the burden of processing customer returns. It also leads to improved customer satisfaction – through reliable supply – and aids the potential for repeat business.

It also minimises the cost of damaged and / or written off stock to your business.

Engineering your business’ composite packs

GWP will be able to select a suitable form of outer transit packaging, along with foam material based on complex calculations, to ensure that any items you are shipping will have a truly bespoke level of protection.

But there are more options for your composite packs.

Besides the material choices, if you are using corrugated packaging for your outer then it is possible to enhance this further with a number of coatings. This can include resistance to moisture, anti-static properties, anti scuff surfaces and even the ability to inhibit corrosion (VCI).

This is in addition exterior printing for branding, logos, instructions, part numbers and so on.

GWP can also engineer the foam element to improve the efficiency of your packing operation, reducing labour costs into the bargain. And, composite packs can either be supplied in component form (for erection at your site) or fully assembled to further improve your productivity.

Key Benefits of composite foam packaging at a glance

  • Tailored specifically to your product / application
  • Exceptional levels of transit protection (optimised for your requirements)
  • Cost reduction through minimised returns / replacements, plus improved customer satisfaction
  • Can also aid packing efficiency / ease
  • Various outer material grades and strengths
  • Can be produced using Correx® plastic material
  • Various printing options
  • Cost and admin savings by sourcing all materials from a single supplier


Questions about hybrid packaging

Composite packs are a little utilised form of transit packaging, which means there tends be numerous questions about their use. The most common of these are covered below.

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What is a composite pack?

A composite pack is effectively a form of packaging that combines various different materials. This is typically corrugated cardboard and foam material of some sort, but can also include Correx®, plastics, timber, and other commonly used packaging materials. The mix of materials allows for much higher levels of transit protection to be achieved.

Wouldn’t corrugated fittings be better?

Corrugated fittings are a great alternative to composite packs in many scenarios. They are cost effective, provide good levels of protection, and are environmentally sound too. However, for very delicate or very expensive items, composite packs will provide a more suitable level of performance.

Is foam environmentally friendly?

Whilst many foams are made of recycled and recyclable materials, they are more difficult to process than corrugated cardboard. However, foam packaging can be used over multiple trips, improving their sustainability, and as they can prevent serious damage to parts or components (which may then end up in landfill) they can be a sensible choice for many applications.

Will composite packs help prevent damage to my products in transit?

Composite packs can be engineered to provide specific levels of protection for your products. This includes using specialist software to precisely calculate the amount and type of foam required to protect from specific handling conditions. As such, they can often completely eradicate any issues you are having with product damage during shipping.

Can my composite packs be printed?

If you use corrugated cardboard (or Correx®) for your outer composite packaging, you can choose to have this printed using a number of different techniques. This allows for simple logos, instructions and even complex graphics and diagrams to be added to your packaging.

Tailored Pricing / Specification

Source composite packaging for your business

GWP Group are a genuine single source supplier of protective packaging.

This not only means that you can source all of your packaging from a single source – reducing admin, costs and improving compatibility – but also means you can get truly well engineered composite packs too. No compromises, no incompatibility between materials, just an optimum level of protection tailored to your requirements.

Put this with an expert team of designers, free impartial advice, no obligation quotes and a genuine focus on customer service, and it means your business can see tangible benefits of working alongside GWP.

Custom Composite Packs

Options for enhancing your composite packaging

Although composite packs are a great way of protecting valuable or delicate items, they can be enhanced still further. Please see below for a list of the most commonly requested extras.

Printed 0201 boxes

Custom Printed Outers

Add branding, instructions and other useful info

Liquiguard waterproof cardboard sheets

Water Resistant Coating

Add resistance to moisture, oil and grease

VCI Packaging

VCI Corrosion Inhibitor

Protection against rust for ferrous metal products

Nomar anti scuff cardboard coating

Anti Scuff Protective Coating

Prevent surface marring / scuffs / damage

Alternative Corrugated Packaging

Similar industrial / transit packaging options available

Transit end caps (cardboard)

Corrugated Cardboard End Caps

Custom Sizes
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Temp guard thermal liners

Insulated Box Liners (TempGuard™)

Void Fill colours

Various Options
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Integral fittings

Removable / Integral Fittings

Custom Sizes
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Korrvu suspension packaging

Korrvu® Packaging Boxes

Custom Sizes
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Foam end caps

Foam End Caps / Protection

Foam packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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