Protective Packaging

Protective PackagingFrom simple dunnage products to complex combinations of packaging materials, Great Northern has the ability to design, engineer and supply custom packaging solutions to provide the best protection possible for your product.

Our broad range of experience in development and prototyping, along with our design center and packaging testing lab facilities, allow us to engineer effective, economical solutions to a variety of challenging problems across a wide range of industries.

A Full Range of Package Protection

If additional package protection is needed to attain certification, Great Northern offers package protection solutions that are eco-friendly, easy to pack, easy to apply, and easy to dispose curbside. Other protection such as coolers, foam, and plastic are also available.


Paper / Corrugated

Paper and plastic corrugated can be designed in single-face, single-wall or double-wall options. Laminated build-ups are available for spacers, pallet blocks and dunnage.


Molded Pulp

Molded pulp is made from a combination of recycled newsprint and/or corrugated, which is made into a paper slurry that is molded into three-dimensional shapes. 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable.


Expanded Polystyrene

EPS is a superior insulating material that is cost-effective and lightweight. Components are made from polystyrene beads that are expanded and molded into three dimensional shapes. Parts can also be fabricated in a two-dimensional format out of a large molded block.


Thermoform Plastic

The thermoforming process uses heat to conform thin- or thick-gauge plastic sheeting to a mold, resulting in three-dimensional packaging components. Each component can be custom-designed to reflect even the most challenging product shape.



A paper-based product that offers excellent void fill, dunnage and support, honeycomb provides protection in a variety of applications. It is available in various thicknesses.



Paperboard consists of paper sheets laminated together in various thicknesses. VBoard products are made from recycled fiber, 80% of which is post-consumer waste and 20% of which is pre-consumer waste. Universally recyclable.


Flexible Foam

Flexible foam is typically used for fragile or returnable packaging. Available in polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane and arcel configurations.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?