The Importance of Void Fill

Not every item you ship will perfectly fit its shipping container. Using void fill can keep small or fragile items from rattling around in an oversized shipping box. Here’s why you should rely on void fill when shipping products.

What Is Void Fill?

Void fill is a material used to fill the empty spaces in a package. The goal is to limit the movement of the package’s contents and absorb shock, thereby protecting small and fragile items during shipping.

Common examples of void fill include:

  • Plastic airbags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Paper wadding
  • Collapsible void fill materials
  • Void fill panels

Depending on the shipment, more than one type of void fill can be used to provide added layers of protection. Some materials can be used on the package’s exterior as well, protecting items from impact and stabilizing the items during transit.

The Importance of Void Fill

If you rely on shipping as part of your business, you’ll want to invest in void fill. Void fill is important because it:

  • Protects small and fragile items during shipping
  • Minimizes the cost of customer returns due to shipping damage
  • Can be used in a variety of shipping applications
  • Can be made from eco-friendly materials
  • Protects the quality of the item for an eye-catching unboxing experience
  • Minimizes the need for lots of oddly-sized boxes

Basically, void fill is an extra packing material that ensures that every product you ship arrives in perfect condition. That’s important for building a strong brand with your customer base. It also saves you from absorbing the cost of returns and replacements if an item is damaged during shipping.

Trust Holland Manufacturing for Void Fill

Holland Manufacturing can be your one-stop shop for packing and shipping needs. To learn more about void fill and other packaging materials, give us a call at (800) 345-0492.