Since it’s invention in 1957, Bubble Wrap has protected packages and fragile items and entertained people of all ages. Invented by Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding, The Sealed Air Corporation owns the Bubble Wrap trademark. Generic “bubble wrap” manufacturers refer to their products as “bubble wrapping” or “air bubble packing”. The bubbles in bubble wrapping wary in size from as small as 1/4 inch to a full inch in diameter and are probably most appreciated for the satisfying popping sound they make when compressed.
Most everyone loves to pop all the bubbles in a sheet of bubble wrap when they find themselves in possession of any, but the way we do the popping may be different for all of us. Here are a few of the common “popper” profile types:
Just like there are types of bubble poppers, there are also a variety of bubble types to play with and enjoy!
It’s important to know what is proper and what isn’t when it comes to bubble wrapping. Offer to share your bubble wrap, especially if it’s with a child. Always share your bubble wrapping with children, even if it’s difficult. It will give them great joy and that should bring you joy in return, even though you don’t have the opportunity to pop the bubbles yourself. Do not pop bubble wrap that isn’t yours. Other people love bubble wrap too and to take something that doesn’t belong to you is not the least bit polite. Avoid popping bubble wrapping in quiet places. While it may seem fun to startle those around you with the loud pop it probably wouldn’t be appreciated in places like libraries.