Definition of terms for the pack and ship industry:
The air cushion machine is the device used to inflate rolled film into the shapes created during the manufacturing process. Air cushion machines cannot create an air pillow shape, then can generally only inflate and seal “film” of air cushions, 4x8” square bags, bubble etc. In the past, the industry was created so only large shippers
As a consumer, it’s clear to see that using inflatable packaging or air pillow machines to protect products during shipping is the clear winner. Without exception, as a consumer, every box we received this holiday season from the monsters of shipping... So this begs the question, why aren’t you using them for your business? Virtual every larger shipper from pet products to home goods are using air cushion machines to make bubble cushion or void fill packaging.
"We recently reached out to our customers and informed them we'd be dropping the distribution and sell of loosefill as part of our commitment to the environment," said Bryan Downing, Sales Manager of Office Crannies. "We are happy how our key customers received the news, we recognize we may lose a few customers but we've encouraged them to move to more efficient and environmentally sound products like air cushions," adds Downing.