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Reusable Packaging

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.

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Biodegradable Foam

Protective packaging made from 100% biodegradable material.

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Fabricated
Foam

Custom-sized packaging to protect fragile products such as electronics.

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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.

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Honeycomb
Material

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.

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Paperboard Edge Protection

Paperboard Edge Protection can be applied to the interior or exterior of the package to reinforce the edges and corners. Made from durable paperboard, 100% curbside recyclable.

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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.

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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.

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Custom Wood Solutions

For safe, secure material handling with space-saving benefits, we offer custom wood pallets and other solutions according to your specifications.

Full Bundle of Packaging Solutions 

Not every product is the same shape as the inside of a corrugated box. Many products require a custom-designed solution to enhance protection and increase package strength, or to help prevent loads from shifting. Our experience in development and prototyping, along with our design center and ISTA 6 testing lab facilities, allow us to engineer effective, economical solutions. 

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. 

Our Great Northern team is there for you every step of the way. You have our commitment to deliver the most consistent, high-quality packaging every time, on time. 

 

Inside the Box

Our expertise and in-house resources allow us to engineer effective, economical solutions to a variety of challenging problems across a wide range of industries.
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ISTA Lab

In-house certified ISTA® technicians test and certify packages in our state-of-the-art ISTA 6 Test Lab to pre-determine if they are optimally designed or if design modifications are needed.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Since day one, Great Northern has been an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of sustainable packaging. Our approach to sustainability focuses on designing every component of a product package to retail display in an environmentally responsible way – including the types and amounts of material used, the process employed in production, and the methods of transport delivery. Learn more about our environmental efforts in our Corporate Social Responsibility report.

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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.

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