Since the invention of Bubble Wrap®, it has not just been used as packing material, it has turned into a phenomenon. Marc Chavannes and Alfred W. Fielding invented Bubble Wrap® in 1957. They also co-founded the company Sealed Air Corporation in 1960, of which Bubble Wrap® is a registered trademark. They also manufacture other packing materials.
Bubble Wrap® comes in various shapes and sizes. Its general design is a sheet of plastic with bubbles of air evenly spaced across the entire surface. While each sheet contains bubbles of the same size, you can find Bubble Wrap® that comes with several sized bubbles from the small to the quite large. It can fit inside any container and wrap around any item that needs protecting.
Quite a few people have a love of popping Bubble Wrap®. Some people even consider it to be a stress releaser. While some may prefer to pop actual Bubble Wrap®, there are also several sites where you can virtually pop the bubbles. It is a much cheaper and more eco-friendly way to get your bubble-popping fix.
Bubble Wrap® is excellent for packaging as it is not only cushioned, but it is water-resistant as well. It can keep dirt and dust off your items and is relatively inexpensive to purchase. You can find rolls of the product, including small rolls and very large rolls, so you have enough for your needs whether you are moving, shipping or just temporarily boxing up the items. There are also bubble wrap bags that can completely envelope your fragile items.
When people think of Bubble Wrap®, they may automatically think of the clear color. Over the years, several colors have come onto the market including red, yellow and green. You will not find the various colors in every office supply store, but they can be found at specialty stores and online.
In addition to the rolls and bags of Bubble Wrap®, there are also shipping envelopes that are padded on the inside with the bubbles. They are made to fit smaller items, such as CDs or books, which can get damaged during the shipping process. Many people may usually think of the manila padded packing envelopes, but you can also find ones in various colors and patterns that are appropriate for every occasion.
Whether you use Bubble Wrap® for packing or popping, it is a product that is easily accessible to buy online, in any office supply store and in various other stores. There is even a Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day, which takes place on January 26.