Dunnage Air Bags are paper bags made up of 2, 4, 6, or 8 plys (layers) of paper. They come with an internal inflatable Polyethylene Bladder. They are an innovative and efficient blocking and bracing tool.
Dunnage Air Bags are best used to control movement of cargo loads in railcars, trucks, or overseas containers. They manage the movement of cargo by bracing loads, filling voids, protecting cargo from in-transit damage, and absorbing vibrations. Dunnage Air Bags protect cargo better than any other form of bracing ("dunnaging").
Loads have long been braced by using a combination of empty cardboard cartons, 2 x 4's, and pallets. Shipments which included fragile goods as part of the overall load required stair-stepping standard freight back-to or away-from the fragile freight.
Dunnage Air Bags are a more economical alternative for bracing and blocking cargo than using other more costly methods such as rubber air bags or lumber and nails.
With ever-changing and constantly rising operating costs, the trucking industry is an ongoing fight for survival. With insurance premiums continuously on the rise, taxes and fuel costs souring, and wage increases and discounts continuing to consume the bottom line, operating improvements must be made to sustain profit margins. Air Bags will have the largest impact on the load factor (a carrier's single greatest expense). One of the main goals of the shipping quality process is to advance organizational productivity. Time lost installing Air Bags will be saved at the destination terminals because the carrier can do away with the "Re's"(Re-working Restacking, Re-shrink-wrappping, Recouping, and Re-banding the load). Consequently, more efficient use of container space can be made at the same time.
Air Bags allow double and triple-decking of skids, and stair-stepping can be done away with. Air Bags allow for fragile freight to be loaded anywhere in the trailer. To achieve maximum cube utilization skids can be double or triple-decked and air-bagged either in front of or behind (or both) the fragile freight. Since using Air Bags will allow normal loading behind the fragile freight, doing away with the need for stair-stepping improves the load factor and lowers the transportation or line-haul.
Customer satisfaction is the primary and greatest effect. Undoubtedly when a customer receives damaged freight they are going to be unhappy. Valuable time is wasted at destination terminals putting the damaged freight back together. The need for "Re's" hinder customer relations and negatively affect dock production.
The most frequent causes of freight damage are associated with double and triple decked skids bouncing and freight falling forward to backward during transit.
Dunnage Bags can burst due to over-inflation and can also be cold burned. Each bag contains a label located near the valve indicating suggested pressure. However, correctly following simple inflation check points with eliminate these issues.
To ensure product integrity, it is crucial for a corrugated or some other type of smooth surface be placed on either side of the Dunnage Bag to protect it from anything sharp such as pallets, wooden crates, or other rough edges.
Should this condition arise, reduce unusually large voids with some type of void filler such as old pallets or corrugated.
Yes, however, our concerns with selling re-usable bags are:
(See "Available Sizes")
2 ply bags.
4 ply, 6 ply, or 8 ply
Contact one of our expert sales representatives today to discuss pricing, as well as any other questions or concerns you may have regarding any of our Dunnage Air Bags.
Practical, easy to install, and versatile. Dunnage Air Bags lower cargo damage and reduce labor costs. They improve load factor, reduce transportation costs, compliment quality process, and increase the company's bottom line.$modal_quote_form$