AirSpeed™ 9000 inflatable cushioning for secondary packaging is made from an LDPE/nylon coextrusion. The cushioning features a series of adjoining air tubes connected by patented one-way valves. The tubes are inflated via an external valve to cushion and protect products in shipment. The product may be placed in a deflated package, which is then inflated, with air travelling through a sequence of the chambers. The transparent tubes reportedly remain inflated even if one is punctured. The cushioning requires significantly less space than EPS, molded pulp or other cushioning, the co. reports.
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