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Air Cushion Packing Guide

Mini Air Machine

Mini air cushions are highly versatile and can be used for a variety of packing tasks.

Here are some step-by-step guides on how to use air cushions to fill voids, block and brace, protect corners, wrap products, layer and cross-layer. We've suggested which type of cushion to use for each, but this can vary depending on the product you are protecting and the space that needs to be filled.

Please read the Mini Air handbook (included with the machine and available to download in PDF form here) for full instructions on how to correctly set up the machine. Air volume and temperature settings for roll type can also be found on the side of the machine.

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Void Fill

void fill with Mini Air Demonstration Video 1

How to void fill using Filler air cushions:

  • Select the Filler void fill product that you want to use and inflate the air cushions.
  • Place your product into your box.
  • Fill the box with your selected void fill product.
  • Once all voids are filled, the box can be securely closed.
Demonstration Video 2

How to void fill using Wrapper Tube Small or Tube Large:

  • Select the Wrapper Tube Small film, and inflate the air cushions.
  • Place your product into your box.
  • Fill the box with your selected void fill product.
  • You can also use Wrapper Tube Large cushions.
  • Inflate the material.
  • Place your product into your box.
  • Fill the box with your selected void fill product.

Block & Brace

block and brace with Mini Air Demonstration Video 3

How to Block and Brace using Wrapper Tube Large.

  • Select the Block and Brace product that you want to use.
  • Inflate the air cushions.
  • Place your product into the box.
  • Place air cushions strategically into the box to Block and Brace your product.

Corner Protection

corner protection with Mini Air Demonstration Video 4

How to corner protect using Wrapper Tube Small

  • Select and inflate the Wrapper Tube Small material
  • Place your product in the middle of the box
  • Insert air cushions in each corner of the box to protect the corners as shown
  • This alternative method can also be used for corner protection

Layering

cross layering with Mini Air Demonstration Video 5

How to layer

  • Select the layering product that you want to use
  • Inflate the air cushions
  • Place the air cushion material between your products as you place them into the box.
  • Additional air cushions can be used as shown to fill remaining voids.
  • This material can also be used for cross-layering.
  • Place 2 strips of Quilt Small cushion in a cross formation and place your product on top of the cushion.
  • Fold the cushion over as shown to protection your product

Wrapping

wrapping with Mini Air Demonstration Video 6

How to Wrap

  • Select the wrapping product that you want to use
  • Inflate the air cushions, ensuring the pin roller is in place.
  • Wrap your product using the selected material then place into the box.
  • Various items can be wrapped in this way

Demonstration Videos


Video: Void filling using Mini Air Filler cushions

Mini Air Filler cushions are ideal for void filling. Watch a short demonstration of how to use them to fill voids around your product.

Select the Filler void fill product that you want to use and inflate the air cushions.

Place your product into your box.

Fill the box with your selected void fill product.

Once all voids are filled, the box can be securely closed.

Video: Void filling using Mini Air Wrapper Tube cushions

Wrapper Tube Large and Tube Small cushions are great for filling voids. This short demonstration shows how to void fill with Mini Air.

Select the Wrapper Tube Small film, and inflate the air cushions.

Place your product into your box.

Fill the box with your selected void fill product.

You can also use Wrapper Tube Large cushions.

Inflate the material.

Place your product into your box.

Fill the box with your selected void fill product.

Video: Block and brace using Mini Air Wrapper Tube Large cushions

Use Mini Air cushions to block and brace you product, stopping it from moving inside the box. Watch how to use Wrapper Tube Large cushions to do this.

Select the Block and Brace product that you want to use.

Inflate the air cushions.

Place your product into the box.

Place air cushions strategically into the box to Block and Brace your product.

Video: Corner protection using Mini Air Wrapper Tube Small cushions

Air cushions can be used for corner protection. See how Wrapper Tube Small cushions can be used to protect the corners of your product.

Select and inflate the Wrapper Tube Small material.

Place your product in the middle of the box.

Insert air cushions in each corner of the box to protect the corners as shown.

This alternative method can also be used for corner protection.

Video: Layering using Mini Air Wrapper Quilt Small cushions

Wrapper Quilt Small cushions can be used for layering and cross-layering. See a demonstration of how Mini Air cushions can be utilised in this way.

Select the layering product that you want to use.

Inflate the air cushions.

Place the air cushion material between your products as you place them into the box.

Additional air cushions can be used as shown to fill remaining voids.

This material can also be used for cross-layering.

Place 2 strips of Quilt Small cushion in a cross formation and place your product on top of the cushion.

Fold the cushion over as shown to protection your product.

Video: Wrapping using Mini Air Wrapper Quilt Small cushions

Mini Air cushions can be used like bubble wrap to wrap products and protect them. Watch how to do this using Wrapper Quilt Small cushions.

Select the wrapping product that you want to use.

Inflate the air cushions, ensuring the pin roller is in place.

Wrap your product using the selected material then place into the box.

Various items can be wrapped in this way.