Some interesting information about
I had the pleasure of asking a few questions to the folks
at Sealed Air, the company that makes Bubble Wrap®. For more information,
visit their website.
When was Bubble Wrap® cushioning invented?
"Development began in the late 1950's. The company formed
and the first product was sold in 1960. "
Who invented it?
"Al Fielding and Marc Chavannes are the inventors."
How does Bubble Wrap react to high altitudes?
"Bubble Wrap cushioning reacts extremely well and passes
the ASTM Test Method for altitudes and meets Gov't Spec PPP-C-795D."
Where is it made?
"Sealed Air's Bubble Wrap cushioning is manufactured on
all five continents.....see our web site."
How many sizes of Bubble Wrap® are there?
"There are 5 sizes of Standard Bubble Wrap® cushioning:
1/16", 1/8", 3/16", 5/16", 1/2". There is one
size for Inflatable Bubble Wrap® cushioning which is 3/4"."
How many types of Bubble Wrap cushioning are there?
"Standard, anti-static, reflective insulated, specialty
laminates, adhesive, cohesive, roll stock, Bubble Bags® pouches, and
How many colors of Bubble Wrap are there?
"Transparent, pink for anti-static. We have the ability
to make Bubble Wrap cushioning in any color as a non-standard offering
What is the best part about working for the "Bubble
"The entire organization is a spirited, entrepreneurial,
dedicated group of people striving to be the best in protective packaging."
Are there plant tours?
"No, there are no plant tours due to proprietary information."
Do people who work for Sealed Air like to pop Bubble
"Of course.....but they are too busy working....we need
to assure there is lots of this POPular material for the Bubble Wrap®
lovers throughout the world."
Special thanks to Kathleen A. Owczarski, Marketing Communications
Manager, Packaging Products Division for answering our questions.