Air tube and air pillow

E-commerce packaging  

The rapid growth of e-commerce is generating a new demand for packaging globally. Packaging needs to ensure transit safety in variable and challenging delivery conditions while remaining cost effective. Meanwhile, there is growing interest from the packaging industry to help reduce  plastic waste.

ExxonMobil Chemical offers a broad portfolio of performance polyethylene (PE) polymers designed to help manufacturers around the world provide extremely high performance packaging that can withstand the most demanding environments while offering downgauging opportunities.

Applications and benefits

Typical applications include films for courier bags and inflatable cushion bags (air tube bags and air pillow pouches).

Across the supply chain, performance PE polymer -based solutions deliver performance and value. Formulations can be tailored to derive maximum benefit.

For convertors

  • Good bubble stability and easy extrusion
  • Extremely high MD and TD tensile strength even at fast line speeds
  • Raw material supply reliability and quality consistency

For brand owners

  • Cost saving potential through the downgauging of courier bag films
  • Packaging innovation due to extreme performance at lower thickness
  • Less plastic material use in response to industry policy

For logistic delivery service providers

  • Courier packaging integrity from the moment the bag is filled until it is delivered in various transportation and storage conditions
  • High quality consistency of bag helps enhance and build credibility to service offering

For consumers

  • Safe delivery of products

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Inflatable cushion bags are commonly used for protective packaging — filling voids, and cushioning fragile goods within a box. These bags help to reduce the friction and risks associated with impact and vibration during the transportation and delivery process. Air tube bags are made of PE/PA co-extrusion film, typically used in Asia Pacific.

Across the supply chain, performance PE polymer - solutions offer downgauging opportunities while delivering performance and value. Formulations can be tailored to derive targeted benefits.

Compared to 50µm reference, ExxonMobil 45µm downgauge solution provides:

  • Comparable burst pressure and tensile strength at 10% downgauge
  • Improved puncture, dart and MD tear performance
  • Balanced film toughness and burst pressure
  • Cost saving opportunity

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Inflatable cushion bags are commonly used for protective packaging — filling voids, and cushioning fragile goods within a box. These bags help to reduce the friction and risks associated with impact and vibration during the transportation and delivery process. Air pillow pouch is normally made of LLDPE based film, commonly used in North America and Europe.

Across the supply chain, performance PE polymer - solutions offer downgauging opportunities while delivering performance and value. Formulations can be tailored to derive targeted benefits.

Compared to 25µm reference, ExxonMobil 20µm downgauge solution provides:

  • Comparable tensile force at break and puncture at 20% downgauge
  • Excellent dart impact
  • Cost saving opportunity

 

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Product solutions

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    Thin but strong courier bag films for innovative express delivery solutions

    ExxonMobil performance PE polymers solutions deliver a number of benefits across the value chain.

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    Fact sheet: High performance air pillow pouch

    A key requirement for protective packaging is strength and durability. Yet there is a growing requirement that the packaging industry generate less plastic waste, and be more cost effective. So how can manufacturers do both? ExxonMobil Chemical offers a broad portfolio of performance polyethylene (PE) polymers designed to help manufacturers around the world meet their downgauge needs, simply and easily.

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