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      RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space Read more: http://www.

      Bubble Wrap is getting a pop-free makeover to save space | Daily Mail Online
      RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space


      • Makers said they need to shrink Bubble Wrap so to attract new business
      • New version laid out in columns of connected air pockets, so when you push on it the air just gets pushed into neighbouring bubbles
      • News met with horror by wrap fans, which is so adored that a Facebook group called ‘Popping Bubble Wrap’ has more than half a million members


      Bubble wrap is losing its pop because the new version will no longer burst when you squeeze it.

      The makers of the packaging have said they need to shrink Bubble Wrap so that they can attract new business.

      The new version is laid out in columns of connected air pockets, so when you push on it the air just gets pushed into neighbouring bubbles.

      In the past each bubble was separate so that you could squeeze each one and make it burst with a satisfying popping noise.

      The news was met with horror by fans of Bubble wrap, which is so adored that a Facebook group called ‘Popping Bubble Wrap’ has more than half a million members.

      On Twitter there was shock and outrage too with some users calling it ‘unthinkable’.

      Matthew Cowley ‏wrote: ‘Oh no! How do I keep my kids happy?’

      Cynthe Crawford ‏wrote: ‘No way!! Don't they know, that every adult, turns into a child, just at the sight of bubble wrap???’

      Sealed Air Corp, which developed Bubble Wrap in the 1950s, said the new version will be called iBubble, and the lack of pop won’t be the only change.

      iBubble will use up around one 50th of the space as the old stuff - because it will be shipped flat.

      Consumers and retailers like Amazon will have to use a pump to inflate it to the amount they desire.

      Traditionally Bubble wrap has shipped in massive pre-inflated rolls which take up a lot of space.

      BUBBLE WRAP: FROM FAILED INVENTION TO CULT STATUS

      Bubble wrap is a generic trademark owned by Sealed Air Corporation.

      In 1957 inventors Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were attempting to create a three-dimensional plastic wallpaper.

      The idea was a failure, so they marketed it as greenhouse insulation and later packaging.

      More recently Bubble wrap has become used as a form of stress-relief.

      Since 2010, over 250 Facebook pages have been dedicated to Bubble Wrap.

      Source: Wikipedia

      Sealed Air hopes that the new version will appeal to consumers who are space conscious. Retailers like Amazon are also always looking for cheaper ways to pack their goods.

      Bubble Wrap was originally created in 1957 by the co-founders of the Sealed Air who were looking for a new kind of wallpaper.

      Alfred Fielding and his partner, a Swiss inventor called Marc Chavannes were tinkering around in his garage in Hawthorne, New Jersey, when they realised that their invention could be used for packaging.

      The prototype was actually two shower curtains that were put together and created a lawyer of bubbles; the eureka moment came when Chavannes saw it could work as cushioning.

      Now Bubble Wrap has become so popular that it has its own appreciation day in January and has worldwide sales of $30bn (£19bn).

      Sealed Air said that the traditional Bubble Wrap will still continue to be sold.

      iBubble costs less than the normal version but businesses still have to buy a pump, which costs $5,500 (£3,500), though Sealed Air hopes to lower that to $1,000 (£640)







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      Re: RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space Read more: http://

      What will my wife do?

      She is addicted to popping bubble wrap every opportunity that she gets.

      My life is going to be hell if this happens!

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      Re: RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space Read more: http://

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      What will my wife do?

      She is addicted to popping bubble wrap every opportunity that she gets.
      Me too

      I'm hoping that this is the Daily Fail getting is wrong again but somehow I doubt it

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      Re: RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space Read more: http://

      I am in for a rough time!

      Please think of me and my suffering!

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      Re: RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space Read more: http://

      awww... you poor guys



      (quietly chuckles)


      You may wish to ensure that you contribute to the facebook group:

      https://www.facebook.com/Love.Bubble.Wrap

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      Re: RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space Read more: http://

      The prototype was actually two shower curtains that were put together and created a lawyer of bubbles;
      Sounds like the ideal gas bag to defend fifty plus years of popping.

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      Re: RIP Bubble wrap? Packaging is getting a pop-free makeover to save space Read more: http://

      For those who need their fix, there are great bubble wrap popping free apps on Android and iOS
      Also, an old flash version that has been around for years;
      http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/bubble-wrap.swf

     

     

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