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.
Southern Packaging offers a broad range of dunnage air bags for shipping containers, trucks, rail, and ocean transit applications.
High performance extensible kraft paper is an essential component of a paper air dunnage bag. Paper dunnage bags are constructed of 2, 4, 6, or 8 plies or layers of paper.
Paper provides a high coefficient of friction between the dunnage bag and the palletized product. This enables the bag to “lock the load” in place against the sidewalls of the container or trailer improving overall performance.
Choose the Kraft Dunnage Bags that Fit Your Needs
|Airbag Construction||2 - PLY||4 - PLY||6 - PLY||8 - PLY|
|Load Capacity (lbs)||Less than 45,000||45,001 - 75,000||75,001 - 160,000||160,001 - 240,000|
|Transportation Method||Truck||Truck, Ocean||Rail, Intermodal, Ocean||Rail, Intermodal, Ocean|
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.
Choose the Polywoven Dunnage Air Bags that Fit Your Needs
|Airbag Construction||Level I||Level II||Level III||Level IV||Level V|
|Load Capacity (lbs)||Less than 45,000||45,001 - 75,000||75,001 - 160,000||160,001 - 205,000||160,001 - 205,000|
|Transportation Method||Truck||Truck, Ocean||Rail, Intermodal, Ocean||Rail, Intermodal, Ocean||Rail, Intermodal, Ocean|
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.
Dunnage bags stabilize cargo in transport and prevent product damage by being placed in a void and inflated with air to restrict load shift in transport.
The correct size and type of dunnage bag is determined by a variety of factors including the weight of the product, the size of the product, the void size, and the transportation mode.
Please contact a member of our sales team at 817-473-5098 for assistance in determining the right air bag for you.
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Air dunnage bags are inflated using the following tools:
The proper inflator tool may be specific to the type of air dunnage bag you require. Please make sure you are using an inflator tool that is compatible with the dunnage bag you purchase.
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.
Contact a member of our sales team at 817-473-5098 or fill out our online general quote form. A member of our sales team will assist you in determining the proper dunnage bag for your application.
Southern Packaging’s air dunnage bags are produced under ISO 9001 manufacturing standards and approved by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
All the materials used to manufacture air dunnage bags are recyclable after the valve mechanism is removed and plastic bladder is separated from the paper or woven poly.
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.
Southern Packaging’s air dunnage bags meet ISO 9001 standards and are approved by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
At Southern Packaging, we have established relationships with top manufacturers around the globe. We offer over 50 dunnage bag sizes in 10 constructions.
In addition, we are able to deliver both kraft and poly dunnage bags within 7 business days.
Yes, we offer a complete line of dual drop void fillers and corrugated dunnage capable of meeting all of your load securement needs.
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