Air. The reliance we have on it is quite amazingly frightening. Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and of course the other Inert gases. The uses are quite and diverse. But enough of the chemistry right? Now, get this, it can act as cushioning. Yes in the form of Air Pillows. Within this field of cushioning, various shapes and sizes of these air pillows exist and for different purposes whether specific or multi-purpose. Now move along with me as we did deeper into these uses.
Bubble Wrap, Remember those?
Yes, it was part of the packaging material you used to dig through to get to your amazing product during the holidays. As kids I remember also that we used to derive a lot of fun in making those things pop. I am betting you did the same. That is part of the technology that is Air Pillows. An added advantage of these is the fact that they were designed with the earth in mind and sustainability too it can also be reused too. All in all, it is an excellent and cost effective Packing material available in stores both physical and online.
And now to the big stuff!!
The use of bubble wrap as a packaging material has been found to be limited to certain weights above which the material is not effective in protecting products. This due to the small air spaces they contained in them as well as the material not being tough enough. This led to the creation of Air Pillows, with tougher material, and larger air spaces to boot.
Their use continues to provide a cost effective method, ensuring high level of product protection for goods in transit. This by providing enough cushioning material though only for certain weight classes, mainly light to medium weight products. Their cost effectiveness has seen them be the preferred packaging material amongst shipping companies as well as other logistics firms.
And the cushioning continues
This with a few other uses other than packaging. There exists air pillows for sleeping much like, the feathery bed pillows that are commonly known. Air pillows can provide a suitable substitute to these in the bedroom. This as a very able cushion for your neck or even knee.
You should try it.