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Filling the Void

Void Fill

Even with access to cost effective custom cardboard boxes, it’s very rare for suppliers sending out multiple products to have the right box every time and not require some kind of void fill. Void fill, of course, has two functions: to stop the contents of a box rattling around inRead More

A complete and utter history of loose fill packaging. Part One.

void fill packaging

There was a lot of interesting stuff going on in late 1962. There was the Cuban Missile Crisis, of course, and the start of a ‘big freeze’ that would leave Britain covered in snow and without a frost-free night until March. November, meanwhile, witnessed the first mention in the mediaRead More

A complete and utter history of loose fill packaging. Prologue.

history of loose fill packaging

Just because there were no packing peanuts before 1962, it doesn’t mean that up till then people just dropped things loosely into their cardboard boxes and cartons and hoped for the best. All manner of things were employed in an attempt to stop things getting broken; in fact, anything thatRead More

Packaging in poetry

Those who are regular readers blessed with a fine memory may recall the occasion I was able to quote a little Wordsworth when discussing book boxes. Well, today it’s Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s turn: How do I pack thee? Let me count the ways. I pack thee to the depth andRead More

Read All About It!

It’s an old and well-worn saying that today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper. Elvis Costello even wrote a song about the concept. Except it’s not true anymore; partly because, thanks to the internet, today’s news will be just as easy to find tomorrow as it is today, andRead More

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