Industrial Packaging Spotlight: Air Cushions

Most of the industrial packaging solutions we’ve covered in our series are tried and true players in the industry. Plastic wrap to foam peanuts have been around for a while. So what about the new packaging kids on the block?

Air cushions, or pillow bags, are plastic packaging solutions that come with air valves that allow them to be inflated – and sometimes deflated – at will. These inflatable packaging systems tend to be more reliable and convenient than other packaging solutions, and require less product to fill void space in a package.

Think about it: instead of stuffing cardboard or Styrofoam into a box to cushion an object, you can instead use an air cushion machine to inflate or deflate a plastic bag to the exact dimensions of the product.

 See how air cushion packaging is inflated and deflated in this quick video:

Whatever product you’re packaging up today, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries can find just the right fit. We have a huge variety of packaging materials to choose from. Best of all, when you choose us, you’re also choosing a motivated workforce, and supporting our greater mission of providing jobs and opportunities to members of our community. When you’re ready to discuss your company’s custom packaging options, let’s talk.