What are dunnage bags?

Dunnage bags provide convenient and cost-effective cargo stabilization in ISO sea containers, closed railcars, trucks, and oceangoing vessels. As improperly secured cargo is a safety hazard, dunnage bags improve safety. According to the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, "up to 25% of accidents involving trucks can be attributable to inadequate cargo securing".

Why Dunnage Bags?

To Avoid Accidents
Load shifting is one of the main causes of accidents during transportation. You can minimize the risks by bracing the loads in place with dunnage bags. International Dunnage bags protect your goods from the first point of packing to their destination thus ensuring customer satisfaction.

Cost Saving
Dunnage bags are inexpensive compared to other load securing techniques. In addition, International Dunnage bags are reusable (for non-rail applications in the USA).

Easy To Use
Dunnage bags can easily be aired up in a few seconds by using compressed air and an inflator tool. No special skills are required, simply follow instructions printed on the bags. Minimum physical effort is required. They can easily be deflated by opening the valve, without needing to puncture.

Safe
International Dunnage bags are produced under ISO 9001 standards and certified by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC). Strict quality controls are carried out at every stage of production.

Lightweight & Waterproof
International Dunnage bags are easy to handle, light in weight, takes up less space and are resistant to moisture and water ingress.

Take Shape To Odd Configurations
International Dunnage bags are flexible, allowing you the advantage of filling every shape and odd space without damaging your goods.

Environmentally Friendly
International Dunnage bags are produced from 100% recyclable materials.

Liability
International Dunnage bags are insured against damage or injury of your products and third parties.

How do dunnage bags work?

Dunnage bags specifically 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.

The quantity of inflation air may be varied in accordance with the particular properties and requirements of the package contents. Dunnage bags are commercially available in various sizes and designs, ranging from spheres, standard cushions to corner and edge cushioning and tubular cushioning. Dunnage bags can be used to stabilize, secure, and protect cargo during all sorts of transportation. Dunnage bags are placed in the void between the cargo. Dunnage bags can be used in all modes of transportation. Besides being usable in all modes of transportation, almost every type of cargo can be secured with the use of dunnage bags, including break bulk and palletized cargo, coils, barrels, cases, and crates.

How do I determine what size dunnage bag to use?

The correct size and type of dunnage bag is determined by a wide variety of factors such as the weight of the product, the void size and the transportation mode.

Give us a call at 800-705-5279 or send us a message to communicate with a Customer Service Specialist who can provide inflation system recommendations for your exact shipping need.

What type of equipment is necessary to inflate International Dunnage bags?

An air compressor or air line with one of our dunnage bag inflators.

Give us a call at 800-705-5279 or send us a message to communicate with a Customer Service Specialist who can provide inflation system recommendations for your exact shipping need.

How do I place an order with you?

Send an email to customercare@superiorpackaging.com or call us direct at 800-705-5279, one of our customer service experts will work with you to identify which products are the best fit for your shipping needs.

Finding the correct size and type of dunnage bag can be a complex process that involves several factors such as transport mode, product size, product weight, product type, and loading method. A customer service expert can help make the right product recommendations for your load type.

What certifications do you have?

ISO 9001 standards and certified by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC). Strict quality controls are carried out at every stage of production.

How can dunnage bags be recycled?

All the materials used to manufacture dunnage bags are recyclable after the valve mechanism is removed.

If you are interested in recycling, give us a call at 800-705-5279 or send us a message. We can recommend a recycler in your area.

Can I reuse an International Dunnage bag?

Yes, you can reuse the dunnage bag for all non-rail applications in the USA.

Are International Dunnage bags verified by the AAR (Association of American Railroad)?

Yes, in fact, all bags are produced under ISO 9001 standards and certified by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC). Strict quality controls are carried out at every stage of production.

Does International Dunnage and SPC provide other load securement products?

Yes, we offer a complete line of corrugated dunnage capable of meeting all of your needs.

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