Air Column Bag

Xuan Wang is a famous air column bag manufacturer and supplier in China. Our factory specializes in manufacturing air pillow films. air-cushion film. air column bag, air cushion bag, and air bubble machine

Air column bag is a new type of protective cushion packaging material. The main raw materials are nylon (PA) and co-extruded PE. It is an environmentally friendly product that meets the export standards of SGS and ROHS. It has passed the test of ISTA 7E standard, which certifies that it can replace traditional foam products such as EPE and XPE foam, and has the same effect as foam products.

ECO Friendly Inflatable Air Column Bag L Type 6 Columns for Food, Beverage

ECO Friendly Shockproof Inflatable Air Column Bag L Type 8 Columns for Food, Beverage

Recyclable Air Column Bag L Type 10 Columns for Food, Beverage Customizable

Transparent Air Column Bag L Type 12 Columns for Fragile Products Customizable

Anti-drop Shock Transparent Air Column Cushion Bag Q Type 7 Columns

Transparent Inflatable Air Column Bag U Type with CE for Fragile Products

Transparent Air Column Cushion Packing Bags U Type Customizable for Commodity

Anti-drop Shock 200x200mm Air Column Bag Roll Q Type Customizable for Commodity

ECO Friendly 200x150mm Air Column Bag Roll L Type for Food, Beverage
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Detail Introduction


What is an air column bag?

An air column bag, also known as an air bubble bag, is a type of packaging material made from multiple layers of thin plastic film. It is filled with air to form a cushion that can protect delicate items during shipping. Air column bags are often used to package electronic equipment, glassware, and other fragile items.


Air column bag for wine bottle cushioning
Air column bag for wine bottle cushioning

Application scope of air column bag

Inflatable bags have a wide range of applications. Items that need to be packaged or transported simultaneously can all use air column bags as their cushioning materials. It is low-cost and environmentally friendly. As a substitute for EPE and esp paper, it also has good cushioning performance. The application scope is mainly summarized as follows:

1. Packaging of electronic products
In the 21st century, electronic products are everywhere, but electronic products are too fragile and can easily be damaged. For example, display screens, touch screens, etc., are prone to screen rupture during transportation. Air column inflatable bags can provide a maximum guarantee that these fragile items will not be damaged due to transportation.

2. Protection of handicrafts
Fragile products, such as glass, pottery, concave-convex mirrors, porcelain, etc., are cushioned and protected by air column bags during transportation. This kind of packaging can significantly reduce relative losses.

3. Protection of precision instruments
For precision instruments or expensive products, such as medical equipment, the accuracy of the equipment is paramount. Collision and turbulence have a significant impact on their accuracy. The air column bag can vastly improve the occurrence of such situations because the air column bag is a material pressure-resistant and impact-resistant.

4. Protection of chemical explosives
Many chemical products react with air and are flammable or explosive. The use of inflatable bags can block oxygen and significantly improve the situation.

5. Protection of products with poor impact-resistance
For example, it can provide proper protection for floor tiles, lighting equipment, chemical fiber products, etc.

6. Protection of wooden furniture, iron furniture, medicines, boilers, building materials, etc.


Application scope of air column bag
Application scope of air column bag

The primary use of air column bag

Air column bags first appeared in France and are mainly applied in red wine packaging to avoid collision damage during transportation.
Nowadays, the application fields of air column bags are extensive. Almost all products that require buffer protection during transportation can be applied. In summary, there are mainly the following application uses.

(1). Buffer and shockproof function
The rigidity of the air column bag will increase as the number of compression increases. Hence, its load-bearing capacity range is more extensive and has good cushioning performance. Air column bags can be used for easily damaged products in the circulation process. Including electronic products, like displays, mobile phones, cameras, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, tea sets, glass bottles, porcelain, other ceramic and glass products, and precision instruments like printers, scanners, clocks, and auto parts.

(2). Protection function
The protective function of the air column bag is mainly embodied in the aspects of moisture resistance, surface friction, and scratch prevention. For electronic products and precision instruments, moisture-proof during storage and transportation is also one of the basic requirements. Air column bag packaging is applied to provide good cushioning for these products while effectively preventing moisture. As for wooden furniture and other commodities prone to paint peeling due to bumps and friction during transportation. Air column bags can effectively prevent the product from moving in the package and protect the product from bumps and friction. Play an excellent protective effect on the surface of the product.

(3). Handy function
The thickness of the air column bag is only about a few sheets of paper before inflating. The roll material placement will not take up too much storage space. When in use, it can be used directly by filling in the air through the inflation port. The operation is simple, fast, and light in weight, significantly reducing the burden on packaging personnel and express personnel.


The primary use of air column bag
The primary use of air column bag

The working principle of air column bag

The air column bag adopts LLDPE and NYLON compound or co-extrusion method, which has tensile strength and balanced force characteristics. Through continuous compression, an airtight inflatable column is formed. The machine makes the protective film into an air column protective bag called Air-Bag. A new packaging system uses an air cushion to cover the product, protecting the packaged product, not just filling and supporting.

Using physical principles, one-time inflation, complete row full, automatic airlock, forming a diving cabin, 360 °surrounded by multiple air chambers to form comprehensive protection of the product, each air chamber is independent of other air chambers.

Even if it is damaged or spoiled, only the damaged single air column fails. The remaining air columns are totally unaffected and still can provide consistent protection.

Air column type uses complete coverage buffer protection to minimize damage, providing long-term storage and transportation airtight and anti-seismic protection.
The Air column bag is a new type of packaging system. It uses an air cushion to cover the product, protecting the packaged product, not just filling and supporting it.


The working principle of air column bag
The working principle of air column bag

The Types of Air Column Bag 2022

There are several regular bag-shaped air column bags, namely Q-shaped, L-shaped, and U-shaped air column bags. You need to select a suitable air column bag according to the product you want to protect.


The Types of Air Column Bag:Q Air Column Bag,L Air Column Bag,U Air Column Bag
The Types of Air Column Bag: Q Air Column Bag, L Air Column Bag, U Air Column Bag

Q Air Column Bag

A Q-type bag like a box, in which the product is placed, can be wrapped 360 degrees, to play comprehensive protection without dead ends, in transport, courier or manual delivery, etc. will be able to be subject to the pressure, friction refused outside. Due to the characteristics of the Q-bag's 360-degree comprehensive protection, so most Q-bag for wine and other fragile high-grade broken glass bottle packaging options.


Q Air Column Bag
Q Air Column Bag


L Air Column Bag

L-type bag and Q-type bag big difference lie in the type bag, the other side of the packaging one-third or one-third of the area, it is more suitable for larger width and the need for comprehensive protection of the product, while Q bag more suitable for slender goods packaging his use is to put the product into the bag, and then the upper and lower parts stick together with plastic bags.


L Air Column Bag
L Air Column Bag


Corner protector Air Column Bag

Corner air column bags are mainly used in the transport of some picture frames, furniture, and television sets, these goods are generally more valuable or afraid of scratching off the paint, and corner air column bags are installed in the four corners of these goods on the air column bag, its role is to move these goods so that the maximum area of goods to reduce the contact with the ground or other items to reduce the degree of wear and tear of goods.


Corner protector Air Column Bag
Corner protector Air Column Bag


U Air Column Bag

U bag type is like the letter U bag type, it is the biggest characteristic of Q, L type is that the product is not wrapped in the bag when it is put into one side, it is more suitable for longer, or gift box type of products so that companies in the packaging will be much easier.


U Air Column Bag
U Air Column Bag


Two-headed clip Air Column Bag

For example, LCD monitors and other relatively large goods, in consideration of packaging costs and packaging convenience needs design, the volume of such goods, if designed into the above paragraphs, in the use of packaging efficiency will not be high, while the packaging is also inconvenient, while packaging costs will be high. Therefore, it is generally recommended to use two sets of bags type, so as to prevent the product in the box or transported by external forces in the four corners and thus the middle of the product force.

On the basis of the design of these basic bags, we can also add a special design according to the strengthening of a face or corner protection, so that the product in transport can get the most intimate protection.


Two-headed clip Air Column Bag
Two-headed clip Air Column Bag


When do I need a custom air column bag?

1, the product shape is special

Xuanwang packaging has produced a variety of air column bag types, such as 10-column milk powder air column bags, red wine air column bags, Q bags, L bags, U bags, etc., generally can meet the needs of ordinary commodity packaging. But some products have a strange shape and may be irregular, the basic bag type is more difficult to meet the packaging needs of such products, then it is necessary to customize the air column bag.


2, the special needs of customers

Many customers have their own requirements for packaging products, such as which places need to strengthen the protection, which places do not need air column coverage, have certain requirements, and the thickness and size requirements, then in this case we will also customize the customer's product air column bags.

Therefore, as long as there are products that want to do cushioning packaging, Xuanwang packaging can make suitable for product packaging with air column bags! We provide professional full-field packaging solutions, services including graphic design, engineering services, a full set of printing and packaging product production, finished product packaging, global logistics, and distribution, brand management, and other packaging integration solutions. We have the most professional designers and proofing staff, as well as attentive customer service staff, so Xuanwang packaging can let you buy the most suitable and most assured air column bags!


Customize air column bags:

customize air column bags
customize air column bags



Does the air column bag pollute the environment?

The air column bag complies with the ROHS specification. No matter whether it is produced, used, or stacked under any circumstances, it does not pollute the environment.

Under normal application conditions, the raw material (film) or the finished product (air cushion) is immaculate. It causes no pollution to the environment.
Compared with a traditional filling, it will not be damaged due to the large gap in the inner box of the packaging and the frequent displacement of items during transportation. Even squeezed by an external force, the close-fitting design of the air column bag can also use the air cushion to disperse the pressure and avoid damage.

Does the air column bag pollute the environment?
Does the air column bag pollute the environment?

Air column bag vs commonly-used cushion packaging

Commonly used cushioning packaging materials mainly include foamed plastics and cardboard. With the uprising of green packaging, foamed plastics cannot be decomposed naturally, with disadvantages such as toxicity when burned becoming a massive obstacle to the realization of green packaging. Although cardboard is more advantageous than the post-processing of foamed plastics, it consumes many resources early. Also, it has a certain degree of pollution during the production process. And it needs to be folded many times when used as a buffer structure, which will undoubtedly cause an unnecessary workforce. The waste of resources is not conducive to intelligent manufacturing in the packaging industry.
In this case, as a new packaging system filled with natural air, the air column bag has been valued by industry professionals. It has become one of the most environmentally-friendly cushioning packaging materials and has shown excellent development potential.


Air column bag vs commonly-used cushion packaging
Air column bag vs commonly-used cushion packaging

Preparation work before using the air column bag:

1. When operating with an air column bag, the working environment must be clean. Packaging boxes with nails shall not be used. Be careful not to scratch the airbag with sharp tools when using it.
2. Put the air column bag on a smooth surface. Avoid contact with sharp objects, which may cause the airbag to be punctured and leak.
3. When using an air-packing machine to inflate, ensure that the valve table is accurate and routine, and adjust the air pressure (within 0.8bar) according to the inflation parameters to avoid excessive force causing the air valve to rupture;
4. Use a suitable air nozzle (the length of the air nozzle is about 2 cm, and the aperture is 0.5 cm-1 cm). Avoid uneven inflation caused by moving the air nozzle when inflating.
5. Packaged items with edges and corners are recommended to add a carton to the air column package to ensure better packaging protection.



Advantages of air column bag packaging

The advantages of air column bag packaging mainly include the following four aspects:
1. PA+PE material, environmental-friendly.
2. Good protection performance. A single failure does not affect other units.
3. Flat before inflation, lower storage costs.
4. Strong shock resistance protects your goods from deformation and damage and reduces damage costs.
You should also smell the bag if you buy an air column bag. The item with a strong rubber smell also means a substandard product.

5. Low cost. Air column bag production efficiency is exceptionally high with mechanized and automated modern production processes. There is no need to replace molds, saving many research and development and production costs.

6. Space-saving. Compared with traditional packaging, the air column bag has a better protection effect and takes up less space.

7. Recyclable, belonging to the 7th category of recycling standards.

8. With a simple packaging process and small labor costs.

9. Environment-friendly with no pollution.

10. Long-term protection, not easy to leak, provides adequate protection for long-term storage and transportation.

11. Enhance the corporate image. Consumers prefer environmentally friendly companies. The air column bag meets the EU ROHS green environmental protection requirements, reducing a lot of waste of resources.


Advantages of air column bag packaging
Advantages of air column bag packaging

Plastic Air Bags Packaging- Xuanwang Advantages

Plastic air bag packaging is a kind of flexible packing bag that is filled with air. It is used as cushioning and supporting the products during shipping and transportation. The airbags are made from low-density polyethylene film, protecting against punctures, tears, and moisture.

Airbag Packaging System

Airbag Packaging System is a system that uses airbags to protect your products during shipments and handling. The system works by inflating airbags inside the packaging boxes to provide cushioning and protection to the products inside. They are designed to withstand the impacts and torsion of the products during shipments, road transportation, and handling.

Airbags are excellent for protecting products with a large void space around them. Airbag packaging systems can be used in place of dunnage bags, void fillers, or bubble wraps.

Advantages of Airbag Packaging System over other systems

● They are flexible. They can conform to any shape, thus providing maximum protection for your product

● They take low storage space due to their ability to deflate

● Easy to use

Airbag Packaging System is used in numerous industries such as the automotive industry, aerospace industry, military industry, and electronics industry.


Plastic Air Bags Packaging- Xuanwang Advantages
Plastic Air Bags Packaging- Xuanwang Advantages

The working principle of air column packaging

Air column packing is a kind of air cushion packaging material, it consists of several rows of the independent air column, each air column is sealed inside the package body and a one-way valve makes them independent. The principle of this product is under atmospheric pressure if the internal air column is in the sealed state, the outer square will automatically inflate when squeezed, will put the product into a buffer zone like a tubular pillow shape, effectively preventing product collision damage in transit. Once met with shocks or force will automatically rebound recovery after release. When the square heat by more than 60 ℃ or speed more than 20 times to 4 hours, in addition to its compression strength and shock absorption performance, not affected by climate factors.

air column packing production process
air column packing production process


How to inflate an air column bag?

Inflate the Air Column Bag with the Air Column Machine:
Step 1: Connect the air column machine to the air column bag with a hose and pump.

Step 2: Turn on the air column machine and let it run for about 10 minutes before inflating your air column bag. This will help warm up and dry out any moisture that may be inside your air column bag.

Step 3: Set the pressure gauge for 25 psi (pounds per square inch) or less, depending on how much weight you plan to put on your inflatable product. For example, if you are using an inflatable tent as a canopy at an outdoor event, try setting it at 20 psi or lower so it doesn't collapse under its own weight when full of people standing on it!

For the first time-use, please turn on the power and press the switch button to check whether there is any abnormal sound or smell. Then confirm that there are no abnormalities, otherwise please stop using it immediately.


How to inflate an air column bag?
How to inflate an air column bag?

How to deflate the air column bag?

Here's how you deflate an air column bag:

Step 1: Open the valve on the side of the bag and let out all of the air.

Step 2: Securely close the valve when all of the air has been released from the bag.

Note: Do not try to over-inflate an air column bag by blowing into it, as this may cause damage to the device.


Installation and use of air column machine Video


15 Faqs about Air Column Bag


1. How do you inflate air PAQ?

Inflating your air PAQ is a simple process that only requires a few minutes of your time. All you need is an air compressor and the proper attachments. Follow these steps and you'll have your air PAQ inflated in no time:

1. Attach the air compressor to the adapter on the air PAQ.

2. Turn on the air compressor and set it to the desired PSI.

3. Let the air compressor do its job until the PAQ is fully inflated.

4. Remove the air compressor and enjoy your newly inflated air PAQ!


2. How do you put air in air cushions?

There are a few ways to put air in air cushions.

- The easiest way is to use a pump. This is the method that many people use because it is easy and fast. All you need is a pump and some air tanks.

- Another way to put air in air cushions is to use a cylinder. This is a more complicated method, but it is also faster than using a pump. You will need to inflate the cushion using the cylinder, and then you can remove the air using the deflation valve.

- Another way to put air in air cushions is to use an inflator box. This is a more advanced method, and it is only available on some types of air cushions. You will need to connect the inflator box to the cushion using straps, and then you can press the button to inflate the cushion.

- The last way to put air in air cushions is to use a vacuum cleaner. This is a more advanced method, and it is only for experts. You will need to connect the vacuum cleaner to the air tank, and then you can inflate the cushion using the vacuum.


How do you put air in air cushions?
How do you put air in air cushions?

3. How long do air pillows stay inflated?

Do air pillows last a long time? According to Amazon, "these pillows typically last 6-12 months." However, some buyers have reported that their air pillows lasted for up to two years. So, it seems that there is no set rule as to how long an air pillow will last. It all depends on how often the air pillow is used and how well it is taken care of.


4. What can I use instead of an air pillow?

If you're looking for an alternative to using an air pillow, you may want to consider using a foam pad. Foam pads are more comfortable and can be used both at home and on the go. Additionally, they can be placed under your mattress or in a luggage bag to provide support during travel.


5. Can an air column bag be waterproof?

Yes, air column bags can be waterproof.

Air column bags are made of plastic, which is a non-porous material. This means that the airbag will not absorb water when it comes in contact with it. Therefore, an airbag will not leak and you can use it for transporting items that need to be waterproofed.

However, there are several factors that may affect the level of water resistance in your airbag. For example, if you're transporting food items, then you should make sure that they are properly stored and packed into your airbag. Also, some types of plastic degrade over time when exposed to sunlight or heat. Therefore, if you want your airbag to last longer than usual, then it's best if you store it inside a dark place such as your garage or basement whenever possible.


6. Can the air column bag be re-used?

Air column bags and airbags are reusable, but they must be cleaned and inspected before use.

Airbags and air column bags are made of breathable fabric, but they can still get dirty or wet. If there is any damage to the bag that you cannot see, you should replace it.

The outside of an airbag or column bag can be cleaned with a sponge or cloth. You should not wash them in the washing machine or dry them in a dryer because they can shrink or tear easily.

To clean the inside of an airbag or column bag, place it in a tub of water with soap and let it soak for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it out with cold water three times. Dry on low heat in the dryer for 15 minutes before using again.


7. Can air column bags be recycled?

Yes, air column bags can be recycled. They are made from a wide variety of materials that can be recycled, depending on the manufacturer and the material used.

In most cases, the material used is a type of plastic known as high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This is also known as HDPE Type II and has an EPA recycling code of 2. The recycling code is usually printed on the bag itself and will tell you which category it belongs to.

If your air column bag is made from HDPE Type II, then it can be disposed of at your local recycling center or taken to a hazardous waste facility for disposal.


8. How to recycle air column bags?

Air column bags (ACB) are made from PE (polyethylene), HDPE (high-density polyethylene), or LDPE (low-density polyethylene). Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer that can be recycled.

There are several ways to recycle ACB:

1. At the end of its useful life, it can be sent to an industrial composting facility or an industrial landfill. It cannot be mixed with garbage and must be separated from other waste materials.

2. The material can also be recycled into other products such as plastic lumber or plastic lumber decking boards, which use post-consumer waste as a raw material.

3. Air column bags can also be shredded in order to reduce the volume before being disposed of in the landfills because this allows more space for other waste materials to be disposed of.


9. How many times can I use the air column bag?

If you're looking for a way to extend the life of your air column bag, you may be wondering how many times you can use it. The good news is that you can usually get several uses out of an air column bag before it needs to be replaced. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your air column bag:

-Make sure the bag is properly inflated before each use. This will help to prevent any premature wear and tear.

-Avoid overloading the bag. It's important to not exceed the weight limit that is listed on the bag.

-Store the air column bag in a cool, dry place when not in use. This will help to prevent any damage from moisture or humidity.

By following these simple tips, you can help to ensure that your air column bag lasts for a long time.


10. What kinds of packaging do an air column bag suit?

Air column bags are also called vacuum packaging bags, and they are widely used in the food industry. They are made of high-quality plastic material which has low oxygen permeability and good sealability. The air column bag can be sealed by heat sealing or adhesive sealing. If you want to know how to choose the right air column bag for your product, please continue reading this article.

Air Column Bag Types

There are two types of air column bags: single layer and double layer. According to the structure, it is divided into three types: single layer (1-layer), double layer (2-layer), triple-layer (3-layer), and so on.

Single Layer Air Column Bag

Single-layer air column bag is designed with one layer of film or two layers of film laminated together by heat sealing or adhesive sealing technique. This kind of bag has high strength and good sealability with low oxygen permeability. It is widely used for storing various products such as food, medicine, chemical products, etc.

Double Layer Air Column Bag

Double layer air column bag has two layers of films laminated together by heat sealing technique; it's more suitable for storing more fragile products such as seafood and vegetables etc.


11. What is the price level of the air column bags?

The air column bags are usually made from polyethylene and polypropylene. Polyethylene bags are used in medical applications and have a high burst pressure, while polypropylene bags are used in industrial applications and have a lower burst pressure.

The prices range from $25 to $50 per bag depending on size, thickness, and material. The larger the bag, the more expensive it will be because of the amount of material needed to make it.

The cost of air column bags depends on their size, thickness, and material. If you need a large quantity of air column bags, then you can try to contact XUANWAN to get them at wholesale price.


12. How do you ship the air column bags?

1. Air column bags are usually shipped in bulk by sea or by air.

2. We can also ship the products according to your requirement such as your shipping port and so on.

3. If you have any other special requirements, please let us know, and we will try our best to meet your needs.


13. Does Air Column Bag have any odor?

Air Column Bag is made from non-toxic, non-flammable, and odorless materials. The air inside the airbag is not harmful to humans, animals, or plants in any way. Airbags are also recyclable, as they are made from non-biodegradable materials.

The only time that you may notice an odor from your airbag is if there is a leak in your product or if the airbag has been damaged somehow. In either of these cases, you should contact us immediately so that we can fix the problem for you as quickly as possible.


14. How long does an air column bag last?

Air column bags can last anywhere from five to 10 years, depending on the quality of the bag. Bags used in food processing applications should be replaced more frequently because they can be exposed to bacteria, which can cause them to degrade more quickly.

The air column bag is made of a material that is not affected by moisture, but this does not mean that you can store it in a damp environment or leave it in standing water without any negative effects on its performance.

Air column bags should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat sources. They should also not be stored in an area where they are exposed to direct sunlight or other sources of heat because this will cause them to degrade much faster than normal.


15. What is a shock-proof air column bag?

Shock-proof air column bags are made of special rubber material and are used to protect the products from shock. They are also called shock-proof cushions.

Shock-proof air column bags can be divided into three types:

1. Air cushion bag;

2. Air pillow bag;

3. Shock-proof airbag.

Air cushions are made of rubber film and have good shock absorption ability, so they can protect the fragile goods from shock, vibration, and drops during transportation.

The pillow is made of polyurethane foam or latex foam, which is soft and has excellent impact absorption performance, so it can effectively protect the fragile products from shock damage during transportation.

The shock-proof airbags are made of PVC or polyester film, which has good flexibility and toughness, so they can perfectly fit the surface of the product without any wrinkles or scratches during transportation.

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