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Bubble wrap

Bubble wrap is a elastic plastic essence made from polyethylene used for packing delicate things. The bubbles in the material are evenly spaced. Bulging air-filled humps, the bubbles, provide cushioning for precious or fragile items.

The Bubble wrap was created by two engineers, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, in 1957. It was an accidental discovery. The general term for this material is 'air cellular cushioning material', but it is known as 'bubble wrap'.

Bubble Wraps are used to protect fragile and precious items and can be found in different sizes. Depending on the size of the items to be packed and the level of cushioning protection that is needed. They vary from as small as 1/4 inch in diameter, to as large as an inch or more, in order to absorb high leves of shock during moving. Also the plastic material itself can offer some forms of protection for the object in question. For ex. when shipping sensitive electronic parts and components, a type of bubble wrap is used that employs an anti-static plastic that dissipates static charges to protect the sensitive electronic chips from static which can damage them.

Bubble Wrap is used by some as a distracting amusement or stress relieving activity. These people enjoy popping the plastic bubbles and listening to the sound that it makes. When moving supplies it plays a key role acting as a protective barrier preventing any damages that may happen during moving.

Bubble Wrap is an exceptionally flexible protective material that is great as a cushioning material, void fill or even surface protection. It is the ultimate in fragile protection. Bubble wraps are great for wrapping glassware, picture frames, mirrors, electronics, and collectibles. Before packing, just wrap items using the bubble wraps. For added protection, the items can be wrapped more than once. Another valuable tip is to line the boxes with bubble wrap before packing breakable and delicate articles.

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Listed below are a few tips for proper usage of Bubble wraps:

  • When using the bubble wrap as a cushioning material, there should be enough wrap so all sides and corners are protected.
  • One should ensure that there is at least 2 inches of bubble padding between the product and wall of the box.
  • To avoid the packaged article from moving when it is shaken, enough bubble wrap or any other void fill substance should also be used.
  • If the product is moving, more packaging material is needed.

Standard bubble rolls

Standard bubble rolls

Bubble-wrap or bubble sheeting, call it what you will you'll still love squeezing it!

Larger bubble rolls

Larger bubble rolls

Where superior protective cushioning is required use this range of large 1" diameter cushioned bubbles on 45m long rolls.

Bubble in a box

Bubble in a box

For more occasional bubble use requirements such as wrapping small items for transit, the bubble-in-a-box is a 300mm(12") wide sheet comprising a 33 metres long roll dispensed from a box with a complimentary safety cutter.