A bubble wrap is an irreplaceable packaging material that we get to find in most of the packages that we receive. Apart from being the saviour of the contents in a packaging box, bubble wraps have been cheering people up since a long time. There isn’t a soul whose mood isn’t lifted after popping the air-filled bubbles of a wrap.
What is a Bubble Wrap?
A bubble wrap is a plastic material, that is transparent, and is used to provide security to goods. The air-filled, regularly-spaced bubbled sheets act as a cushion to fragile items.
The Evolution of Bubble Wraps
Two American engineers, Alfred Fielding and Mare Chavannes, first made bubble wraps to use in 1957. Although they planned and tried to make a 3D wallpaper out of these bubbled sheets, they were unsuccessful.
Nearly about two years later, Frederick W. Bowers, a marketer at Sealed Air, felt that there has to be better usages of those air-filled bubbled sheets.
IBM had just introduced a new range of computers back then and Bowers thought that the bubble wraps can help in a safer transportation o the computers to their customers. Without losing time, Bowers pitched his idea to IBM.
And since then, there is no looking back for the bubble wraps as a packaging materials.
To know more about bubble wraps and its usages, scroll through the infographic below.