Air cushions & air pouches
Mini Air cushion machines
The perfect alternative to bubble wrap and other protective void fill solutions. Our machines include the Mini Air Easi, Classic and Pro for a range of operations.
Air Shock bottle packs
Air-filled pouches for protecting bottles of wine, with pre-inserted valve to make inflation even easier.
Air Shock for ceramics
Inflate on demand air pouches. Ideal for protecting ceramic products like mugs, bowls and plates.
Air Shock for electronics
Inflate on demand air pouches. Ideal for protecting electronic items like laptops, tablets and hard drives.
What is an air cushion used for?Air cushions provide very strong internal packaging protection to a range of items. From ceramics to electronics, an array of fragile objects are safely protected when surrounded by our air cushion products. The Air Shock packs offer specifically shaped pouches for certain items which can then be placed directly into a box, whereas the Mini Air cushions grant greater flexibility by being individual cushions or quilts designed to fill void spaces or wrap around specific products. These methods of void filling, block and bracing, interleaving and wrapping are excellent for ensuring the safe passage of an array of fragile objects. Air pillows prevent items within a box from moving or colliding with the sides of the container or any external impacts. The surface of the air filled packaging is tear resistant while being very thin and lightweight to minimise shipping costs. Raw materials are also conserved due to this minimal construction where 99% of the cushion is air and 1% is plastic.
How do you make air cushions?At Kite, we supply cushions that can be inflated by programmable automatic Mini Air machines or Air Shock packs that are inflated with an air compressor or hand pump.
Mini Air machines produce air cushions on a continuous roll according to the settings that the user enters. The sophisticated technology fills the air cushions as they are driven through the machinery for an efficient production of air filled packaging.
In contrast, the Air Shock pouches have a pre-inserted valve that allow you to easily inflate the packaging on demand, as needed. Kite supply a selection of compressors and accessories depending on the specifics of your operation and how you want to inflate the air pillows. For a low-cost starter system, a hand pump can be purchased with a tapered nozzle for easy insertion. Alternatively, we have a small compressor and a gun or desk mount inflation kit to accelerate the process.
Each of the individual product pages will have more in-depth descriptions and videos to illustrate how air cushions are made for use after purchasing our solutions.
How do you use an air cushion machine?You can choose from either an automatic or manual method of filling air cushions. This will likely depend on whether your business requires a high or low output solution, though multiple Mini Air Easi machines are sometimes purchased, for example, rather than a single higher output model. All packaging products displayed on this page can be integrated with one another to form a totally bespoke setup designed to best benefit your specific business.
If you require advice, feel free to give one of our product experts a call at 02476 420065.