Dunnage Bags

Dunnage Bags

IG Industrial Plastics, LLC is a leading distributor and supplier of Dunnage bags in Houston, North America. Dunnage bags, also known as air bags, air cushions, and inflatable dunnage bags, are used to secure and stabilize cargo. These bags were introduced around 1970. Dunnage bag provides convenient and cost-effective cargo stabilization in ISO sea containers, closed rail cars, trucks, and oceangoing vessels. As improperly secured cargo is a safety hazard, dunnage bags improve road safety.

Description

Dunnage bags are also commonly known as airbags, air cushions, and inflatable bags. They secure and stabilize cargo. Dunnage bags provide convenient and cost-effective cargo stabilization in ISO sea containers, closed rail cars, trucks, and oceangoing vessels. As improperly secured cargo is a safety hazard, on the whole, they improve road safety. Dunnage bag is effective in stabilizing cargo and prevent both lateral and longitudinal movement. They are specialization in design to secure and stabilize cargo in containers, trucks, closed rail cars, and ships.

Dunnage airbags consist of closed chambers made from an elastic film filled with air. When at rest, only the static load generated by the weight of the package contents bears upon the cushioning. When dynamic loads occur, these are absorbed by compression of the cushion. They have an outstanding load stabilizing capacity. An inflatable dunnage air bag can withstand tons of pressure and resistance to load shifting.

The best bag for a particular need depends on a number of variables such as:

  • Void size
  • The height of the cargo
  • Specific shipping requirements

Inflatable Dunnage Air Bag

We provide custom dunnage air bag. The quantity of inflation air may be varied in accordance with the particular properties and requirements of the package contents. Air Dunnage bags are commercially available in various sizes and designs. It ranges from spheres, standard cushions to a corner and edge cushioning and tubular cushioning. Using Industrial Dunnage bags stabilize, secure, and protect cargo during all sorts of transportation. They are placed in the void between the cargo and used in all modes of transportation.

Dunnage Bag Applications

Airbags are applicable in almost all modes of transportation. They secure various type of cargo including break bulk and palletized cargo, coils, barrels, cases, and crates.

inflatable air dunnage bags

Dunnage bags are very safe to use for both the shipping and the receiving end of transportation and are waterproof. They inflate rapidly with compressed air and are easy to install. Compressed air is often available through an outlet in the truck’s air compression system.

The void determines the size of the bag. Moreover, it is a very important factor in the use of dunnage bags. If this does not match, the bags will not do their work properly with potential large damage to cargo and people. For air cushions, it is important to avoid damage as a result of wear and tear. Don’t use air cushions as fillers against doors or any non-rigid surfaces or partitions.

Dunnage Bag Features

AAR Approved
IG Industries dunnage air bags are AAR approved, meaning they can be used to safely transport cargo on American railroads.

Friendly to the Environment
Dunnage bags are easy and safely removed at the end of their journey. They contain 100% recyclable materials.

Five levels of Dunnage Bags
Dunnage bags are available in five performance levels as per the guidelines of AAR (Association of American Railroads). Level zero, one and two are applicable in a container to fill empty spaces between pieces of cargo. Levels three, four and five are applicable to secure particularly heavy cargo like paper coils.

IG Industries can provide all levels of dunnage air bags. Our cargo securing experts can advise you on the correct level of dunnage bag for your type of cargo and application.