What is ZigZag paper?
The ZigZag paper is comprised of 70-80gsm shreds cut at 4mm width. The crinkle cut style interlocks into itself to create a dense pack if required for thick cushioning. Alternatively, this can tightly encase a product within a box to offer direct protection. Hence, these shreds can act as a great void fill solution or a form of wrap, both of which offer reliable in-the-box protection to medium weight goods.
What is the difference between ZigZag and ShredPak paper?
Both varieties are made of 70-80gsm paper, though ZigZag shreds are cut at 4mm width while the ShredPak version is 2mm wide. The crucial difference, however is that the former features concertina style folds whereas the latter is straight cut. Which you opt for largely depends on personal preference; it is subjective which a customer may find to be more aesthetically pleasing and the abilities to guard against damage are very similar. It could be argued that the crinkle cut design grants the shredded pieces greater flexibility than
the straight alternative, enabling them to work into every corner, fill
small gaps and closely contain products to form a strong shield against
the type of impact that is common in transit. However, this difference is minimal and both products perform well as decorative and protective packaging.
What is ZigZag paper used for?
This shredded void fill is an aesthetic and effective way to fill the empty space in a box surrounding the contents. In addition to offering internal protection, ZigZag paper fill is strongly associated with gift packaging, creating an instant sense of luxury that will significantly elevate customer satisfaction. This attention to detail, perhaps incorporating your brand colours or hues that coordinate with the products themselves, will cause greater recognition and help to cultivate a dedicated customer base. Seasonal styles can also be created: red for Christmas, for example. The coloured shredded paper expands the limits of creativity to make your service truly stand out against the competition.
Who is ZigZag paper for?
Due to the aesthetic qualities, the coloured zigzag paper lends itself to gift packaging, perhaps for hampers or other packages. Multiple items are dependably protected with this paper and are displayed for a pleasing unboxing experience. Other industries that would benefit from this unique void fill include health and beauty, food and drink, candle companies, bakeries and jewellery businesses, although the potential of this solution is near limitless. Combine with one of our classic postal boxes and other cushioning products if you are particularly concerned about transporting heavier, more fragile items.
Is the paper environmentally friendly?
ZigZag paper is a highly environmentally friendly solution, possessing all the qualities necessary for expressing admirable green credentials to your customers. The shreds are recyclable and biodegradable, though the quality material is likely to be reused by the end user, heightening the value they receive from your service further. The paper itself is sustainably sourced with PEFC certification to assert this. Moreover, the black and natural varieties are made from 100% recycled content, demonstrating the smooth running of a circular economy and the overall minimising of environmental damage.