Pregis Corp. has commercialized what it calls a protective packaging first: black bubble air cushioning with up to 40% recycled content.
The Astro-Bubble Renew is available in coextrusion (low-density polyethylene/nylon) and monolayer (linear-low density polyethylene) structures with bubble sizes consisting of very small, small, medium and large. Bubble diameters range from 1/8- to ½-inch. Recycled content is 40% for the coex version and 25% for monolayer.
In 2008, Pregis launched Astro-Bubble Green, the company's first product with recycled content; it features a green tint to enhance visual sustainability.