Air Cushion Packaging
Air Pillow Packaging
Air cushion, or air pillow, packaging is presealed film that when inflated with an airbag inflator creates protective pillows or cushions. These can be used for packaging fragile items or to fill space in parcels to prevent goods being damaged during shipping. The air pockets help to protect the goods from drops, bashes and other shocks, and because they are air filled, they are very light so they don’t add much weight to the parcel, thus also reducing shipping costs.
Reducing Plastic Waste with Air Pillow Packaging
As most of the air pillow protection is air, and only around 2% of the protection is actually plastic, it is a very effective way to reduce single-use plastic. These air bags can also be made from plastic that contains more than 30% recycled content, making them a very cost effective and environmentally friendly option to traditional foam or styrene protection. All our air cushion products are 100% recyclable and can be widely recycled in most plastic waste streams throughout the UK.
Maxpack Air Pillow Packaging from Maxpack
At Maxpack, we work with our customers to identify the right air pillow solution to protect products during transit, to speed up packing and find ways to reduce the amount of single- use packaging that is used. We can provide the system that inflates the air cushion material and dispenses it where it can be used in the most time- efficient way. We can incorporate these dispensers into packing benches and conveyor packing lines so that air cushion packaging can be added in a way that can be either semi or fully automated. We also have different formats of air pillows including such as air pouches, air tubes and air quilt to suit different applications.