7 Amazing Factoids About “Bubble Wrap”

Yes!! Bubble wraps are just not made up so that you can pop them for fun!

This time, let us  talk about something so small that you did not notice until you open your New crockery set from Amazon.


1. They were Designed to use as a wallpaper

The inventor of Bubble Wrap  Al Fielding & Marc Chavannes were intended to make a textured wallpaper by shower Curtains and sealed air.


2. IBM was the First Customer.

After 3 years down the Lane, Mr. Bowers a Marketer Finally came up with an idea to use this as packaging Material.

He pitched the idea to IBM and demonstrated its ability as a Packaging material.

IBM Began purchasing Bubble wrap for shipping its newly build 1401 computer.

In this time IBM sells double the number of 1401’s as projected .

Around 10,000 units were sold in first five weeks while 5000 were projected ,thanks to bubble wrap for protecting this fragile equipment thus move things more swiftly.

3. No, they are Not balloons.

There are misconceptions  during  the manufacturing  that air is filled inside the bubbles just like balloons are inflated.

But manufacturing of bubble wrap is opposite of what you think.

It is made by Trapping Air bubbles in Between two  sheets of Plastic  as they are heated and passed between rollers.



A bubble wrapping machine


4. Bubble wrap Appreciation day

Yes ,You read it right!! They are celebrated.

Bubble Wraps are very loyal and supportive in nature, they assured the safety of your fragile gift that is sent to your loved ones.

Spirit 95 Radio , FM station in Bloomington , Indiana that started  Bubble Wrap Appreciation day in 2001 conduct it successfully every year on 25 th of January.bubble-wrap


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Bubble wrap in Fashion on the Appreciation day

The events include Popping relay , Pop-a mole and sculpture and Fashion design contests.

Just proudly POP your Bubble Wrap.


5.Bubble wrap Therapy

According to the first ever “pop” poll stress survey, one minute of popping the bubbles in bubble wrap provides stress relief equivalent to 33 minutes of massage.


6. Multi usable (Just apply your Brain)

Bubble wrap can be used for many purposes.

To keep your windshield and plant safe from frost, even prevent your ice cream from melting ,to insulate your drafty window and avoid sweaty toilet seats.

As well as a comfortable pillow and a burglar alarm.


7. Infinite Bubble wrap

All of us want a bubble wrap that never ends.

Just spend $9.00 on Amazon for  “Bandai Mugen Puti Puti Bubble Pop Keychain”


Each keychain device has 8 rubbery little “bubble” buttons. They have a pretty close tactile feel to actual bubble wrap.

The Touch and sound are pretty Close to bubble wrap.

you can sit in the office and pop it for hours to annoy your rival.

Until then enjoys this virtual bubble wrap.

Keep Poping !!!

Live Long and Prosperous!