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GWP Packaging

Corrugated cardboard packaging expertise and innovation

GWP Protective

Widest range of protective cases with custom foam in the UK

GWP-Correx

UK leading independent Correx® packaging manufacturer

GWP Conductive

Providing cutting edge ESD safe packaging for 30+ years

GWP Coatings

Supplying sheet plants with coated corrugated material

Reduce packaging costs

A range of strategies and ideas to reduce your ongoing packaging costs

Protective packaging

Protection for your products and equipment to prevent costly damage in transit

Improve packaging efficiency

Streamline your operations, enhancing efficiency and productivity

Environmentally friendly packaging

Minimise the environmental impact of your packaging and business

Packaging design service

Custom packaging to your exact requirements, designed by an award winning team

Packaging guides and blog

A range of guides, tips and detailed articles to improve your packaging

Case studies

Examples of successful packaging, and how your business can benefit

Packaging markets

Specific industry knowledge and expertise relevant to your business

Quality standards

Accreditations / standards to ensure you get the highest packaging quality

Packaging news at GWP

The latest news, events and community projects happening at GWP Group

Reusable packaging

Single source

All your packaging, one supplier

Custom design

Tailored to your requirements

Reduce costs

Range of strategies and services

Even if you are responsible for your organisation’s packaging, it may be surprising to discover that reusable packaging is often the most sustainable.

Reusable packaging typically includes totes, containers, plastic cases, pallets, trays and dunnage. Also referred to as returnable packaging, it allows for multiple uses over a prolonged period. Reusable packaging can be more sustainable than recyclable single-trip packaging, as it reduces raw materials and energy used in manufacturing and recycling processes.

However, GWP designs and manufactures both reusable and single-trip (recyclable) packaging. As such, we can provide you with genuinely impartial advice on the best solution for your business in terms of cost, performance and minimising environmental impact. This advantage is in addition to numerous other benefits, including expert design, short lead times, a vast range of packaging products and the highest level of customer support.

Reusable transit packaging

Correx handling storage tote

Correx® totes

Custom sizes
3 x design options

Euro container

Euro containers

5 x sizes
Lid and insert options

Attached lid container

Attached lid containers

5 x sizes
Lid and insert options

Collapsible tote containers

Collapsible tote boxes

Custom sizes
Fold flat design

Rapitainer totes

Rapitainer® returnable boxes

Custom sizes
Print and colour options

Reusable handling trays

Correx tray

Correx® trays

Custom sizes
Print and colour options

Vacuum formed trays

Vacuum formed trays

Custom sizes
Use as tray or insert

Correx vial tray

Vial trays

Custom sizes
Bespoke cell configurations

Plastic kitting trays

Line-side kitting trays

Custom sizes
Use as tray or insert

Dividers and inserts

Correx divider set inside a small euro container

Correx® dividers

Custom sizes
Adjustable cells

Specialist dividers

Textile dividers

Custom sizes
Anti-scuff and cushioning

Correx layer pads

Plastic layer pads

Custom sizes
Print and colour options

Custom correx insert

Custom Correx® inserts

Custom sizes
Use as tray or insert

Reusable boxes

Correx plastic-shipping-boxes

Correx® boxes

Custom sizes
Multiple style options

Plastic pallet boxes

Plastic pallet boxes

Stock or bespoke
Durable material

Correx glass storage box

Glass boxes

Custom sizes
Adjustable cells

Correx stacking pick bins

Stacking pick boxes

Custom sizes
Shelf or free-standing

Correx fluoresecent lamp coffins

Lamp coffins

6ft standard
Robust and weatherproof

Correx museum storage boxes

Archive boxes

Custom sizes
Acid free

Lightweight plastic tote

Correx® tote boxes

Custom sizes
3 x design options

Correx clean room boxes

Clean room boxes

Custom sizes
Easily sterilised

Protective cases

Waterproof cases

Waterproof cases

1,000+ sizes
IP65 rated

Aluminium cases

Aluminium cases

200+ sizes
Lightweight material

Carry cases

Carry cases

200+ sizes
Durable plastic

Foam sample presentation

Sample cases

200+ sizes
Durable plastic

Flight cases

Flight cases

Custom sizes
UK manufacture

Roto mould cases

Roto-moulded cases

1,000+ sizes
IP65 rated

Foam inserts and packaging

Case foam

Foam inserts

Custom sizes
UK manufacture

Tool control foam

Tool control foam

Custom sizes
UK manufacture

Foam trays

Foam trays

Custom sizes
UK manufacture

Foam dividers

Foam dunnage

Custom sizes
UK manufacture

Anti static ethafoam

Anti-static foam

Custom sizes
ESD safe

Is all plastic packaging harmful to the environment?

Single-use plastic packaging is undoubtedly bad for the environment. However, reusable packaging – such as tote containers that businesses use over multiple trips – can have less environmental impact than even recyclable single-trip packaging. This benefit is due to less material and energy to manufacture much higher volumes of expendable packaging.

What is opportunistic reuse?

Opportunistic reuse is where packaging initially intended to be expendable or single-use is used again for a different purpose. Common examples include corrugated cardboard boxes or lightweight wooden pallets. Most experts do not consider this type of reuse to be within the scope of reusable packaging.

What factors should I consider before switching to reusable packaging?

Deciding whether to switch to reusable packaging is a complex decision, with many factors involved. Considerations include the volume of shipments, whether you have a well-established return transit route (and if this has space on the return journey), what dista