Djayden William posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago
Eco Friendly Packaging – Inflatable Air Bags For Void Fill and CushioningPlastic packaging products often attract a lot of criticism, however it is not invariably fair. Inflatable air bags, a cushioning and void fill packaging system developed over the last decade, can be a great example. A polyethylene material, inflatables are really easy to recycle, which is a good start. In addition, the bags are made of very thin gauge film. As a result, inflatables add as little as possible towards the waste or recycling stream because they are used.Inflatable bagging systems automatically or semi-automatically insert air into plastic bags which are dispensed from your roll. The filled bags continue down the packaging line still for the roll – resembling links of sausage – and therefore are then dispensed and stop automatically or semi-automatically to the shipping case. The systems are widely used in high volume, moderate to broadband pick and pack distribution center operations.The inflatable bags offer several environmental advantages. First, the main cushioning and void fill part of these systems is air – certainly a renewable resource. Second, being primarily air, packaging with inflatables reduces shipping weight – often dramatically – and reduces carbon footprints accordingly. Third, the high degree of cushioning protection the luggage provide allows shippers to relieve shipping case size, further lowering the amount of packaging materials consumed and injected into the waste or recycling stream.Paper void fill and cushioning materials, while made from renewable resources, are comparatively heavy and bulky. This translates into greater shipping weight and packaging mass. In addition, paper may provide inferior cushioning, necessitating larger shipping cases. Furthermore, if cushioning performance suffers, damage may increase, resulting in returns and replacement shipments which consume further packaging resources and fuel consumption.This analysis is just not intended to assert that inflatables are invariably the proper environmental choice, or that paper packaging materials are always a bad one. All packaging applications differ in terms of product containment needs, environmental exposure, and shipping and handling conditions. All these factors must be weighed carefully to determine the optimum environmental packaging to be used.