Inflatable air dunnage bags are a protective packaging solution designed to provide load stabilization and bracing support during transit. Easy-to-install and 100% recyclable, air dunnage bags can substantially reduce or eliminate damaged product.
Poly woven air dunnage bags are constructed of woven polypropylene tapes and have been certified compliant by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). These waterproof bags come in all industry-standard lengths and feature simple inflation as well as walkaway deflation. Poly woven dunnage bags are easier to handle vs. paper air bags because they are 60% lighter and have single-ply construction that allows for a greater pack-out.
We offer dunnage bag inflator tools for kraft and poly air dunnage bags. Inflators come equipped with built-in gauges to prevent overfilling. Each inflator tool is compatible with most warehouse air compressors.
An air dunnage bag is a load securement product used to stabilize cargo in transit and prevent product damage. A paper dunnage bag is constructed of 2, 4, 6, or 8 plies (layers) of paper and a polyethylene bladder. A poly dunnage bag is made of woven polypropylene tapes and a polyethylene bladder. As air is injected into the plastic bladder the bag expands exerting an outward force. Cost-efficient air dunnage bags can be used in rail cars, intermodal containers, sea containers, and dry van trailers.
Each day valuable products are damaged or destroyed in transit due to shifting. Dunnage bags serve to reduce or eliminate product damage by stabilizing loads as they travel over the road, rail or ocean. Dunnage bags fill voids, brace loads, and absorb vibrations, protecting valuable cargo from damage. Dunnage bags are a highly effective, cost efficient form of product protection.
Yes, dunnage bags can burst due to over-inflation. In addition, they can burst due to insufficient strength or violent shifting during transit. Please make sure you are using a dunnage bag that is rated for the mode of transit (truck, rail, ocean) and load.
Yes, you can reuse your dunnage bags for all non-rail applications in the USA. However, we do not guarantee our products after the first use. It is imperative to inspect your dunnage bags after each use.
Air bags are supplemental protection and are designed to work best in combination with seat belts. Both frontal and side-impact air bags are generally designed to deploy in moderate to severe crashes and may deploy in even a minor crash.
Vehicles can be equipped with both front and side air bags (SABs). Frontal air bags have been standard equipment in all passenger cars since model year 1998 and in all SUVs, pickups and vans since model year 1999. SABs are being offered as standard or optional equipment on many new passenger vehicles.
Side-impact air bags inflate even more quickly since there is less space between the driver or passengers and the striking object, whether the interior of the vehicle, another vehicle, a tree, or a pole.
You count on your air bag to protect you and others in your vehicle in the event of a crash. If your vehicle is equipped with a counterfeit air bag, there is cause for concern. Counterfeit air bags have been shown to consistently malfunction in ways that range from non-deployment to the expulsion of metal shrapnel during deployment.
Consumers whose vehicles have been in a crash and who have replaced their air bags by a repair shop that is not part of a new car dealership within the past three years or who have purchased a replacement air bag online should contact the call center established by their auto manufacturer to have their vehicle inspected at their own expense and their air bag replaced if necessary. The responsibility for replacing a counterfeit air bag will vary depending on the circumstances around the original installation of the part.
The activation of an air bag in a crash is dependent on several important factors including: the characteristics of the crash (e.g., speed, other vehicles involved, impact direction); the individual vehicle air bag system's design strategy; and the crash sensor locations. Air bags are not intended to deploy in all crashes. There may be circumstances when an air bag does not deploy. Some possible examples follow:
Frontal air bags are generally designed to deploy in \"moderate to severe\" frontal or near-frontal crashes, which are defined as crashes that are equivalent to hitting a solid, fixed barrier at 8 to 14 mph or higher. (This would be equivalent to striking a parked car of similar size at about 16 to 28 mph or higher.)
Frontal air bags have come a long way since they first appeared in the 1980s. Although those older air bags saved thousands of lives, they deployed the same way for every driver and passenger, causing injury and in some rare cases even death to children, small adults, and any unbelted occupants positioned too close to the air bag as it deployed. Today's advanced frontal air bags are better able to protect drivers and front seat passengers by using sophisticated sensing systems to determine whether, when and how much to deploy.
West Coast Supplies can match dunnage bags to fit for bracing trailer loads to avoid damage related to shifting loads and loss due to theft. The see through design is perfect for homeland security sensitive operations.
The inflator is easily mounted to the forklift and works off of the forklift battery. No more having to bring hoses from the dock to the front of the trailer in order to fill your dunnage bags. You can drop the pallets off at the front of the trailer and fill the bags then and there with the new inflator. This saves time and labor costs as well as increases safety.
Introduced around 1970, dunnage bags provide convenient and cost-effective cargo stabilization in ISO sea containers, closed railcars, trucks, and oceangoing vessels. As improperly secured cargo is a safety hazard, dunnage bags improve road safety. According to the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, \"up to 25% of accidents involving trucks can be attributable to inadequate cargo securing\".
Dunnage airbags consist of closed chambers made from an elastic film filled with air. These are placed in the void between the cargo to stabilize, secure, and protect it during transportation. The quantity of inflation air may be varied in accordance with the particular properties and requirements of the package contents.
Dunnage bags are commercially available in various sizes and designs, including spheres, rectangles, corner and edge cushions, and tubular cushions. Therefore, almost any type of cargo can be secured with them, including break bulk and palletized cargo, coils, barrels, cases, and crates.
Dunnage bags are very safe to use for both the shipping and receiving end of transportation, and are waterproof. They inflate rapidly with compressed air, and are easy to install; compressed air is often available through an outlet in the truck's compressed air system.
Important in the use of dunnage bags is that the size of the bag is determined by the void. If this does not match, the bags will not do their work properly, with potential large damage to cargo and people. For air cushions, it is important to avoid damage as a result of wear and tear. Air cushions should never be used as fillers against doors or any non-rigid surfaces or partitions.
Some bags can be reused, and are ultimately recyclable. To reuse the dunnage bag, it needs to be undamaged and equipped with a screw-on quick fill valve. For single use, the bag is equipped with a quick-fill one-way safety valve. Inflatable air cushions are available both as disposable items and as recyclable products.
Paper dunnage bags are made out of two components, an inner component that consists of a polyethylene inner bag, the outer component is a paper bag. The outer bag is made of the highest quality, light weight kraft paper of high tensile strength. The bags come in different strengths and varieties and can be made in any special size. The inner component provides optimum pressure, and the outer component provides optimum strength. For use in the chemical industry, paper bags can be polycoated. A polycoat will make the bag resistant to specific chemicals.
Woven polypropylene bags are extremely durable and can be used in dry and wet conditions. These bags are best for extreme heavy loads.Poly woven airbags have greater elasticity than paper dunnage airbags for more surface contact with the pallets. The woven material provides greater tear strength and superior moisture resistance than most other dunnage bag materials. Poly woven airbags typically have greater reusability due to their durability and are recyclable.
Air-Lock Truck Dunnage Bags combine excellent performance with considerable cost savings over competing dunnage bags. Air-Lock Truck Dunnage Bags are designed to brace and secure loads in transit. Inflatable Packaging brings many new features to truck dunnage. Unlike paper or vinyl, IPI uses a transparent polymer film. This unique film gives Air Lock Truck Dunnage Bags weight and handling advantages over competing bags. In addition to delivering superior performance Air-Lock Dunnage Bags provide the lowest overall cost in the industry. Air-Lock Truck Dunnage Bags are a cost effective alternative to other dunnage bags.
Air-Lock Truck Dunnage bags are designed with ease of use and durability in mind. Air-Lock bags are the lightest and easiest to handle in the industry. Air-Locks unique self sealing valve system allows for high speed inflation, multiple re-entries for adjustments and even deflation.
The Air-Lock offers pallets as well as convenient Truck Dunnage Courier Packs. These unique packs are shippable by standard overnight carriers and can contain up to 100 Air-Lock Truck Dunnage Bags. They are an excellent solution for lesser volume facilities. Ordering a Co