Your Easy Guide To Void-Fill Packaging

Your Easy Guide To Void-Fill Packaging

Mo Kassaby

Void-fill packaging is beneficial and necessary if you want to protect your package; it prevents the risk of damage due to heavy handling. It provides a chance for you to customise your packages and can align with your branding

Void-fill packaging comes in different varieties, and choosing the one that works for you depends solely on what you need and what is required at that time

Void-fill packaging is one of the most common ways in which fragile products are protected. 

To make the decision easier for you, this article will be a guide to void-fill packaging.

What is void-fill packaging? 

To put it in simple terms. Void-fill packaging fills empty spaces in your packages, especially if the product is relatively small. It helps keep the product in place and prevents it from moving around while in transit. Void-fill packaging helps with reducing the chances of transport handling and storage damage

What are the different types of void-fill packaging materials? 

There are different types of void-fill packaging materials that you can choose from depending on the size of your package, its fragility, and the level of cushioning you need. 

  • Airbags 
  • Polystyrene chips 
  • Packing peanuts 
  • Paper void fill
  • Carton shreddings 
  • Foam-in-place 

When should you use void-fill packaging? 

There are numerous instances where void-fill packaging is needed to protect your products. Although, you should take note that void-fill packaging is not only necessary for fragile products. It is essential for all products because it helps you maintain a reputation and an image of care and caution with handling your customers' goods, providing you with the best of both worlds protection and presentation.

  • Use void-fill packaging on products with too much space to move 
  • void-fill packaging ensures that your product remains in place during shipment or transit. This will prevent any chance of your products getting bent, scratched, or damaged.

  • Use void-fill packaging on products that contain sharp pointy corners 
  • in this instance, void-fill packaging helps prevent the risk of the sharp pointy corners of your product from piercing the outer packaging.

  • Use void-fill packaging on products that require extra protection
  • this is the most common way void-fill packaging is used. More often than not, some products require an extra layer of security and safety, even though some may not even have sharp corners or spare room to move, but are simply fragile and could get damaged at any time. Void-fill packaging can be used to avoid impact and help prevent breakages.

  • Use void-fill packaging to provide a good customer experience
  •  void-fill packaging can help with the enhancement of the presentation of your package. This can impress your customers and have them willing to continue using your services. It is especially beneficial for e-commerce businesses.

    Final thoughts 

    TMS packaging offers expert and high-quality packaging, materials, and void-fill packaging materials suitable for all your packaging needs. The security and safety of your products when in transit are fundamental and should never be taken lightly. Browse our catalogue today and find what works for you and your business.