Protective Paper Packaging

Looking where to buy paper packaging? Macfarlane Packaging can help!

Protective paper packaging is a great way to protect your products during storage and transit. At Macfarlane Packaging, we have you covered with a wide range of paper packaging solutions from cardboard sheets and corrugated sheets, kraft paper, packing paper and even tissue paper, shredded paper, and copier paper.

Macfarlane Packaging stocks a variety of paper packaging in different sizes and colours including white and brown paper packaging. We can also provide a range of paperweights to provide different levels of protection, depending on what you need to wrap and pack.

Choose from lightweight, medium, and heavyweight options to find the best fit for your needs. Plus, our in-house team is always here to help you choose the right paper packaging option for your business.

What kinds of paper packaging does Macfarlane Packaging supply?

Macfarlane Packaging has a huge selection of paper packaging for you to choose from, including:

  • Cardboard sheets / corrugated sheets
  • Corrugated papers
  • Kraft papers and ribbed imitation kraft papers
  • Packing papers / paper rolls
  • Filla paper
  • Shredded paper
  • Copier paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Geami WrapPak
  • Ranpak PadPak papers
  • Ranpak Fillpak papers

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch with the Macfarlane Packaging team and we will be happy to help you find the paper packaging you need to get the job done. 

What is paper packaging?

Paper packaging is a versatile and popular packaging option for many products. It is made from paper materials, which make it strong and durable enough to protect your product during transit. Additionally, paper packaging can be designed in many ways to make your product stand out on the shelf.

Paper is derived from wood pulp, made from trees. This makes it a renewable material. Paper packaging is also recyclable, can be made from recycled material and can be compostable depending on the finish.

Our paper packaging products are made of high-quality materials, and you can rest assured that we source our paper packaging responsibly. In fact, Macfarlane Packaging is aiming for all our sites to be FSC® certified (FSC® - C149407) by the end of 2025. This will give us the ability to source all paper and timber products from sustainably managed forestry.

What sort of paper packaging do I need?

Check our guide to the paper packaging options we provide and their various applications.

Type of paper packaging

Recycled content


Cardboard sheets / corrugated sheets


Singe wall and double wall corrugated cardboard sheets can protect and stabilise products within boxes or on pallets. They can be reused and recycled.

Corrugated papers


Our corrugated single face paper is a lightweight but durable packaging material that’s environmentally friendly. Great for wrapping or void filing between products.

Kraft papers and ribbed imitation kraft papers

From 0% to 66% depending on the product. See our product catalogue for more information.

Our range of kraft and imitation kraft paper packaging are suitable for several tasks including light to heavy duty protection, depending on the product. Waxed kraft paper is also suitable for  protecting food or items that need a moisture resistant barrier.

Packing papers

From 0% to 66% depending on the product. See our product catalogue for more information.

Packing papers are the perfect way to fill out packages or parcels. They prevent movement, help keep contents safe and secure, and stop unwanted damage from occurring.

Filla paper


An economical paper packaging option that can be scrunched up for void fill. Available on rolls and can be mounted on walls with a dispenser for easy handing.

Shredded paper


Fine-cut shredded paper is ideal for creating an attractive presentation for use in gift, retail, and presentational wrapping.

Copier paper


Macfarlane Packaging’s A4 copier paper is perfect for printing, copying, and writing tasks.

Tissue paper


Our tissue paper comes in a wide spectrum of shades and finishes. Tissue paper is great for adding a final touch to your parcel, wrapping jewellery or for use in retail environments.

Wrapping paper  


Not to be confused with gift wrapping paper, our paper for wrapping is a simple yet effective paper packaging solution. It’s a cost-effective choice for storage or moving.

Geami WrapPak


Geami WrapPak is a unique paper packaging option that features die cut expanding paper lined with tissue. It can provide excellent protection as well as presentation for a wide range of goods.

Ranpak PadPak papers


PadPak paper provides great cushioning when combined with the right dispenser.

Ranpak Fillpak papers


Fillpak paper packaging is an effective, economic, and environmentally friendly void fill solution.

Can I get custom paper packaging from Macfarlane Packaging?

Yes! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, our team can help you source any sort of custom packaging you need. This includes custom paper packaging. We can help with things like printed tissue paper, “zig zag” shredded tissue and paper to add pops of colour to your in box presentation and also paper packaging automation.

If you're unsure where to start when it comes to branded branded packaging, our handy video guide can help:

Is paper packaging better than plastic?

At Macfarlane Packaging, we believe that you should always make an informed choice about the packaging you use. Especially when it comes to packaging and sustainability.

There is no right answer in the paper vs. plastic packaging debate – as both paper packaging and plastic packaging when designed and used properly, can help you reduce waste and cut CO2 from your supply chain.

Both materials have positives and negatives.  Which material you choose should depend on your sustainability goals. To help you make an informed choice about your packaging, all our catalogue products have been assigned an Environmental Impact Rating (EIR). The EIR for each product shows the material type if it contains recycled content, and if a product can be recycled or reused. Request a copy of our catalogue to learn more

We've also recently launched a new sustainable pacaging specialogue. If you'd like to see the recycled content packaging and plastic-free packaging we offder, click here to download a digital copy. 


Is paper packaging eco-friendly?

Yes, when designed and used properly, paper packaging is considered a great form of eco-friendly packaging. It is made from a renewable material that can be recycled. Paper packaging is also biodegradable and compostable. However, there are some exceptions like waxed kraft paper which must be disposed of in a general waste stream.  


Can paper packaging be recycled?

Yes, most of the paper packaging can be recycled at kerbside, but you should always check with your local authority. Some paper packaging like tissue paper and coated papers may not be accepted in home collections as not all councils will accept them. If you’re using waxed kraft paper, this can’t be recycled due to the wax coating. For more information about how to recycle common packaging products, click here.