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AirSpeed® Ascent

The packaging system that will elevate your brand perception


Pregis’ new high-pressure air system is now available! The AirSpeed Ascent is the most reliable air system Pregis has ever created. It makes Hybrid Cushioning, an inflatable cushioning with a proprietary square pattern that provides better product protection and superior customer experience.


Pack with the AirSpeed Ascent and HC to safely deliver products and WOW! customers with an unforgettable unboxing experience!

Introducing / AirSpeed Ascent


Unrivaled Performance

Smart Logic

  • Calibrates optimal system settings as each roll of HC is loaded onto the Ascent
  • Eliminates variability and human error
  • Ensures consistent HC with peak protection 

Higher Throughput

  • Makes HC at up to 100 feet per minute

Energy Efficient

  • Sleep/Wake mode saves power during off-hours
Ascent air cushioning system
Ascent air cushioning system

Exceptional Reliability

Patented Sealing Technology

  • Stronger, more reliable seals

No Wearable Parts

  • More uptime, less service!

Ultimate Product Protection

  • HC's superior air retention guarantees a lower damage rate

Packer Centric

Designed to Protect Packers

  • No exposed parts

Simple User Interface

  • Start/Stop design, no system adjustments required!
  • Load and Go in Seconds!

Compact Design - 40% Lighter!

Ascent air cushioning system
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Hybrid Cushioning

Cushioning Squared, Exponential Protection

The proprietary square pattern looks amazing and keeps items from "bottoming-out" to prevent damage. The square pattern has more surface area than competitive circular cushioning, providing more surface area to better cradle and cushion products during transit.

HC is made from low-density polyethylene, hybrid cushioning delivers unrivaled protection, a premium aesthetic consumers prefer and space savings as one pallet of HC is the equivalent of almost one-and-a-half truckloads of bubble!

Choose between three film blends designed to your unique packaging requirements.



HC Barrier     HC Renew     HC Inspyre


Exponential Protection

HC's proprietary square pattern provides more surface area to absorb shock providing superior product protection. HC = Packaging Squared = Exponential Protection!

HC Barrier

HC Barrier is Pregis' the highest performing HC film blend. It's perfect for heavy or fragile products that require extra cushioning. And its film technology offers superior air retention so it should be used for products that have a longer ship or storage cycles.

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HC Renew

HC Renew provides premium cushioning for light-medium products with short ship cycles. HC Renew is Pregis’ the most sustainable high-pressure inflatable packaging, it's made with recycled content and can be recycled at store-drop off locations.

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HC Inspyre®

Brand owners now have the power to create an unforgettable connection with their customers during the unboxing experience. For each roll of HC Inspyre sold, Pregis makes a donation to Uzima Clean Water Mission to fight water insecurities. Learn More

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