Why is bubble wrap such a good material?

Answer Bubble wrap has been used extensively since its introduction in 1960. It is commonly used for wrapping delicate items when people move or for storage, but large electronics companies and other indu... Read More »

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Is bubble wrap a good insulator?

Bubble wrap, which was invented in 1950 as a plastic wallpaper, is most known as a packaging material for fragile items. However, the plastic wrap, with its air-cushioned bubbles, also is useful ar... Read More »

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 was bubble wrap originally used for?

Two engineers, Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes, accidentally invented bubble wrap in 1957 as they tried to create textured plastic wallpaper. The two inventors later realized that the flexibl... Read More »