What was the original purpose of bubble wrap?

Answer In 1957 two engineers named Albert W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes attempted to create plastic wallpaper. Their invention failed, but they converted their product into the packing material now unive... Read More »

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What is bubble wrap?

Bubble wrap is material made from polyethylene (plastic) resin. This type of plastic is a soft inexpensive plastic used for toys and other consumer goods. Bubble wrap is made with several cushioned... Read More »

What is bubble wrap used for?

Bubble wrap is primarily used for packing items that are breakable. It comes in small, medium and large sizes. Smaller bubble wrap can protect finished wood from scratches, while the medium size pr... Read More »

What day is National Bubble Wrap Day?

National Bubble Wrap Day is the last Monday in January. It commemorates the date in 1960 when its inventor, Marc A. Chavannes, came up with the idea of using the plastic sheets of bubbles as a cush... Read More »

What is bubble wrap made of?

Bubble wrap is manufactured from pea-sized beads of polyethylene plastic resin. The resin is melted to form two sheets of clear plastic, one of which is punched with holes and suctioned to create b... Read More »