Within the wide variety of packaging materials for removals, bubble wrap is one of the most used, useful and economical. Thanks to its airbags, it is perfect for protecting fragile objects, since it cushions during transfers. But how was this material invented? How is this made? Next, we will know the history of this peculiar packaging material.
Brief History of bubble wrap
The invention was accidental, like that of many other important discoveries in History. In 1957, the inventors Fielding and Chavannes worked on a wallpaper to paper walls that could be easily cleaned. The revolutionary invention ended with a resounding failure, but Chavannes had the idea of using it as packaging material. The new application was a success. And, three years later, the company Sealed Air Corporation had registered the patent and manufactured the product. At present, it continues to manufacture it. And the English term Bubble Wrap is a registered trademark.
The design of bubble wrap
This material is made from a polyethylene film, using two parts: a flat side and another shaped, to create air bubbles. Certain types of bubble wrap also have a waterproof layer that enlarge the life of the bubbles and is more resistant to air leaks.
There are bubbles of different sizes, depending on the material they must wrap. From 6 to 26 millimeters in diameter, to provide extra levels of cushioning in the move. The standard bubble size is one centimeter in diameter.
Currently, bubble wrap is still the preferred material for the professional removals and removals company in Spain, such as Mudanzas Lidon, to achieve the best protection in the transfer of fragile objects.