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  • Betto Salas posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    Eco Friendly Packaging – Inflatable Air Bags For Void Fill and CushioningPlastic packaging products often attract plenty of criticism, but it’s not invariably fair. Inflatable air bags, a cushioning and void fill packaging system developed throughout the last decade, really are a here’s an example. A polyethylene material, inflatables are really simple to recycle, that is a good start. In addition, the baggage are made of very thin gauge film. As a result, inflatables add as little as Eco friendly food packaging possible for the waste or recycling stream as they are used.Inflatable bagging systems automatically or semi-automatically insert air into plastic bags that are dispensed from your roll. The filled bags continue along the packaging line still around the roll – resembling links of sausage – and are then dispensed and stop automatically or semi-automatically in the shipping case. The systems are traditionally used in high volume, moderate to broadband pick and pack distribution center operations.The inflatable bags offer several environmental advantages. First, the primary cushioning and void fill portion of scalping 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 level of cushioning protection the baggage provide allows shippers to reduce shipping case size, further reducing the amount of packaging materials consumed and injected in to the waste or recycling stream.Paper void fill and cushioning materials, while produced from renewable resources, are comparatively heavy and bulky. This results in 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 not designed to assert that inflatables will always be the best environmental choice, or that paper packaging materials are invariably the wrong one. All packaging applications differ with regards to product containment needs, environmental exposure, and shipping and handling conditions. All these factors have to be weighed carefully to look for the optimum environmental packaging to be used.