Pregis unveils black bubble air cushioning with recycled content for protective packaging

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.

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