Protective Packaging

Void Fill Equipment & Materials

Strengthen, Cushion, & Separate

Protective packaging prevents product damage during transit by locking items in place and preventing them from moving in their case.


We offer a wide range of equipment options that dispense protective packaging materials. Cushioning, wrapping, and void fill prevent product damage and abrasion.


Atlantic has the most complete offering of protective packaging materials and systems anyone can offer. We help determine the ideal material and application process for your specific product.


Our sales and engineering team analyzes your protective packaging needs and requirements. We factor in material costs, sustainability goals, product value, how the products are shipping, and where they’re going.


We review your options for protective packaging, make recommendations, and can even create prototypes for demonstrating and testing custom packaging designs.


We monitor your usage against the initial standards and designs we set and continue to bring you the latest in innovations in the protective packaging market.


Replace EPS foam with compostable (ASTM D6400/ EN13432) Cruz Foam

Cruz Foam is a high-performance protective packaging product that can be converted into a “block & brace”-style format for shipping impact-sensitive goods.

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Atlantic has comprehensive offerings for all of your protective packaging needs. We provide our partners with an analysis of their shipping methods and a review of options for equipment, materials, and custom designs as well as implementation of complete packaging systems.

We then are able to deliver ongoing technical service and preventative maintenance in addition to insights into new packaging innovations and methods that ensure your packaging operations are efficient and sustainable for years to come.


Protective Packaging


The Atlantic sales and engineering team that specializes in protective packaging will first discuss with you the needs and requirements you have, including material cost, the value of the product being packaged, how it’s being shipped, and the shipping destination.

We take into account environmental requirements and requests for recyclability as well as any international restrictions or unique conditions. Based on these factors and our experience in this field, we will provide our input as to what kind of packaging equipment and materials, including custom designed packaging, can meet your requirements.


For our customers who ship products that have an unusual shape, acute sensitivity, or dimensions that don’t fit in standard corrugated or foam packaging, we can offer the services of our custom packaging engineers. Our Custom Packaging Design Team develops packaging from scratch to meet the exact protective needs of your products. From motors and windshield wipers, to automotive bumpers, we design, test, and creates custom packaging solutions for almost any application.

See our Automotive Industry page for more details on some of these unique products.

“My goal is the best performance with the most reasonable cost and most efficient assembly.”

— Norm Sameulson, Foam & Carton Design


Once our customer’s needs and requirements have been determined, we set to work providing options that can meet those needs and provide the best possible protection for the product. We review the options, provide test shipments and drop tests if necessary, and implement the best option in terms of equipment, materials, and process. One of our service technicians will work with you throughout the start up of the equipment to ensure it is adjusted for your specific application and to make sure that all your employees are properly trained.


When custom packaging is needed, CAD designs are created in one of our design labs and prototypes are developed to share with our customer. We can provide options that vary by material costs too, from high-end to minimal as well as an option that lands somewhere in between. We will also work with a customer’s marketing department to make sure that your product’s presentation and unboxing experience matches with your brand’s marketing.


Cushioning, wrapping, and void fill prevent product damage and abrasion during transit. When products are put into packages without the proper application of protective packaging, product damage resulting from impacts increases significantly.

Automatic or semi-automatic protective packaging machines improve the speed and efficiency of the application of materials that will reduce the strain of impacts that products experience during shipping.

We offer a wide range of void fill equipment and are proud to be partnered with Ranpak, a business that manufactures a variety of machines that dispense fiber-based wrapping, cushioning, and void fill. Fiber-based void fill is great for the e-commerce industry or any packaging application that is consumer destined. Paper-based packaging makes recycling quick and easy for customers!

See our Packaging Equipment Program.


Atlantic has the most complete offering of protective packaging materials and systems anyone can offer. We have low-cost kraft paperboard grades that are converted in house (see: Industrial Paper Converting), proprietary dispensing systems that enable you to lower and better control your total costs, and specialty materials that are engineered specifically for your application.


Fiber-Based Protective Packaging 
Cushioning Pads, Coils, Wrapping, Void Fill, Blocking, Bracing

Corrugated Inserts  
Separation, Cushioning, Blocking, Bracing

Paper Dunnage
Indented, Laminated, or Moisture Proof Papers for Wrapping and Void Fill

Compostable Packaging Foams, Anti-Static Foams for Electronics, Protective Foams

Bubble Wrap, Air Pillows, Peanuts
Standard and Custom Sizes and widths



Sales representatives at Atlantic work with our customers to provide the best possible follow up service. We are not a “set it and forget it” organization! Once your protective packaging equipment is installed and materials are implemented, it’s really just the beginning for us.

We will constantly monitor your usage against the initial quality standards we set and continue to bring you the latest innovations in the protective packaging market.

Our team of service technicians, parts specialists, and custom packaging engineers are here to assist you in the event there is a problem or with a preventative maintenance plan for optimal performance.

need help? Call us

(800) 722-5841


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“We look at all the options available to protect your package including sustainability, freight considerations, and disposability of the package. We also believe that your packaging is a direct reflection on you, the customer, and Atlantic as a supplier. With that in mind, we hunt for the best solution to safely and efficiently protect your package.”

Steve Rafferty
VP, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Packaging Sales