Loose fill can settle at the bottom of a box and tends to lack proper cushioning for product safety. Large voids created by uneven product shapes can get pricy and plus, loose fill scattered around on warehouse floors are messy and even dangerous.
Counter Problems with Loose Fill
Hughes, partnered with Sealed Air Corporation’s Protective Products Division, features the Fill Air Inflatable Bag System to counter the problems many companies experience with loose fill. The Fill Air System quickly converts compact rolls of specially formulated polyethelene into continuous, perforated chains of air-filled cushions which can be produced in a wide range of sizes.
When you have empty space in a box or bag, the space must be filled with protective packaging materials (void fill) to prevent the boxes from crushing and eliminate the product from moving around- ultimately protecting it from damage.
Proven Results of Fill Air
Enhance Protective Performance
Shipping tests have proven that air bags offer an enhanced level of protection, while a simultaneous cost analysis show that the air bags are less expensive on a cost-per-pack basis relative to the amount of material needed to fill voids. In the case of our success study with Hoshino USA, a Fill Air 1000 machine was installed at their North American Distribution Facility and the air bags were integrated into the shipping and packaging process for their Ibanez Guitar and Tama Drum lines. The air bags that Hoshino uses are custom printed with the Ibanez and Tama logos.
Subsequent cost analyses have reinforced that Fill Air systems deliver significant savings by meeting the most rigorous, high-volume packaging challenges.
Faster, simpler, lighter and safer are all necessities when it comes to proper packaging for your precious products.
Our Sealed Air equipment and machines are built to last and provide excellent protection at unrivaled speed (some of our systems, such as the Fill-Air Rocket can produce 100 feet of void fill material per minute!)
Decrease Equipment Footprint
Businesses don’t have to give up valuable warehouse floor space! Our machines have compact footprints – some ideal for tabletop placement at a pack station designed to meet the needs of modern fulfillment.
Fill the Void with Hughes
Hughes offers a variety of fast, easy-to-use protective packaging systems that deliver air-filled cushions or paper cushioning on demand. Ideal for workstation or on-line applications, our air-filled cushions provide excellent protection and efficient void fill while reducing material and shipping costs. Order your Void Fill Systems from Hughes today! We can help you determine which of our Sealed Air void fill systems would work best in your packaging environment. Contact a Hughes Sales Representative for assistance.