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Melden Packaging - Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is a pliable transparent plastic material used as a packaging material for packing fragile items. Regularly spaced, protruding air-filled bubbles provide cushioning for the fragile items.

"Bubble wrap" is a generic trademark owned by Sealed Air Corporation. In 1958 two inventors, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were attempting to create a three-dimensional plastic wallpaper.

Bubble wrap is a pliable transparent plastic material used as a packaging material for packing fragile items. Regularly spaced, protruding air-filled bubbles provide cushioning for the fragile items.

"Bubble wrap" is a generic trademark owned by Sealed Air Corporation. In 1958 two inventors, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were attempting to create a three-dimensional plastic wallpaper.

Although the idea failed, they found that what they maked could be used as packing material. Sealed Air Corp. was co-founded by Alfred Fielding in 1960.

The term is used generically for similar products, such as bubble packs,bubble paper, air bubble packing, bubble wrapping or aeroplast; Sealed Air denotes its product as a brand of "cushioning material"

The bubbles of bubble wrap provide the cushioning for fragile or sensitive objects and are generally available in different sizes. These sizes depend on the size of the object being packed, as well as the level of cushioning protection that is needed for the packaging. Multiple layers of bubble wrap might be needed to provide shock and vibration isolation. A single layer of bubble wrap might be used just as a surface protective layer. Bubble wrap is also used to form some types of mailing envelopes.

Bubble wrap is most often made from polyethylene (LDPE) film with a shaped side bonded to a flat side to form air bubbles. Some types of bubble wrap have a lower permeation barrier film to allow longer useful life and resistance to loss of air in vacuums.

 

Using Bubble wrap for amusement

Bubble wrap makes a satisfying popping sound when compressed; it is often used as a source of amusement.

The last Monday of January was designated as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day after a radio station in Bloomington, Indiana received a shipment of microphones wrapped in bubble wrap, which, after being unwrapped and installed, inadvertently broadcast the sound of their wrappings being popped

At Melde Packaging, we supply Bubble Wrap in all different sizes. We also supply bubble wrap bags, bubble wrap envelopes and single / double sided cushion craft