Air Cushion Packaging
Air cushion packaging is a dual material solution of a corrugated box and plastic film bag that is filled with air.
Air cushion packaging is quick and easy to use and offers the highest levels of protection on all six faces of the pack to ensure products arrive in perfect condition.
Operators erect and fill the box and as normal. It is then sealed using a specialised Groupac® system supplied by Smurfit Kappa, and air is blown into the bag at a pre-set air pressure filling voids and creating a protective cushion.
Air cushion packaging is lightweight and minimises shipping costs and carbon emissions, whilst eliminating the need for additional fitments or loose fill.
What are the features of Air Cushion Packaging ?
Bespoke to your exact size and style requirements
Available in a range of corrugated cardboard grades
Outer box is 100% recyclable
Includes a polyethylene (PE) film bag
Can be high quality printed
Sealing and filling machine also supplied
What are the benefits of Air Cushion Packaging ?
- Eliminates product damage in transit
- Flexibility to pack different products in the same pack format
Minimises shipping costs and carbon emissions due to lightweight
Eliminates the need for additional fitments or loose fill
Environmentally friendly - corrugated is made from a renewable resource
Easy to recycle – simply remove the film and place corrugated in recycling
A guaranteed supply from a trusted source
Our certified Chain of Custody is your guarantee of a verifiably sustainable packaging supply chain.
At Smurfit Kappa we understand the importance of sustainability in everything we do, and see it as our responsibility to ensure the products we supply to our customers meet the highest chain of custody standards.
- 100% of paper produced and sourced for our packaging solutions is FSC®, PEFC™ or SFI™ Chain of Custody certified
- 90% of packaging supplied to customers is FSC®, PEFC™ or SFI™ Chain of Custody certified
Look out for our stamp of proof on your invoice to give you total peace of mind around the origin of your paper-based packaging.
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