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Bubble Wrap[edit]

I have bubble wrap as a 1960 invention (see: http://www.sealedair.com/corp/history.html ), I realize this disagrees with Wikipedia's article on the topic. Do you have an alternative source? dml 00:47, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Also, need to cross-reference the final answer with Timeline of invention.

It appears that bubble wrap was invented in 1957 and Sealed Air was incorporated in 1960. The Sealed Air website has an article which refers to a 1957 invention date - http://www.sealedair.com/library/articles/article9.html . More info here - http://www.stevensnewsservice.com/pr/pr395.htm . Brunnock 02:37, Mar 26, 2005 (UTC)
Its likely they don't know what they are saying, but this article claim the invention was on 1960. See this quote "Two inventors, Al Fielding and Marc Chavannes, came up with Bubble Wrap in 1960 as they were trying to create embossed wall covering and developed a means of forming and sealing two webs of plastic film together, capturing cells of air, Armstrong says." It seem though the author did lots of research so please don't disregard it without giving it an eye. [1]
To repeat- the Sealed Air website has an article which refers to a 1957 invention date - http://www.sealedair.com/library/articles/article9.html . Brunnock 14:56, Apr 2, 2005 (UTC)


I just watched an entire show on the history channel about it and according to them or their sources it was indeed used first as a wall paper prior to becoming a packing material - Corey G —Preceding unsigned comment added by Coreymg25 (talkcontribs) 00:14, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Source or Spam[edit]

Several links have been removed and re added as spam.

A while ago I noticed somebody switched a link so I removed both assuming they were spam. [2]. Now I mm thinking I should have kept it. The current article mentions the inventors and none of the links point to one. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Does mention who invented it and so could be a source.--E-Bod 20:52, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

I added back the source but how does the article keep tract of what sources go to what paragraphs? And the formatting keeps messing up the document--E-Bod 21:24, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
Actually this source has the same information as on [3]. Is it better to have more sources because they do say slightly defend tings. Should I re-remove it as spam.--E-Bod 23:03, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Someone's put "was sup people" on the end of one paragraph, but when i edit to remove it it's not there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.158.153.1 (talk) 14:51, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

I inserted some information to add depth to Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, citing a NYTimes article and also a trade industry journal documenting a celebration of the day. SarahBethLittle (talk) 17:34, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Move article[edit]

How about moving the artile from "Bubble wrap" to "Bubble Wrap" because the Company that owns the brand name refers to it as "Bubble Wrap®" [4]--E-Bod 23:00, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Bubble wrap's genericized. There's no reason to treat it like a proper noun. On that note, I removed the words "rapidly becoming" from the description. BioTube 22:39, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Then why the article uses Bubble Wrap if article name is Bubble wrap? --Mika1h 14:53, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
I dont get it, if "Bubble wrap" is a trademark, what is the technical name? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.205.104.149 (talk) 22:58, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Uses of Bubble Wrap[edit]

Bubble wrap is sometimes used for physical therapy, )(my brother used as a way for him to walk on full feet, instead of just the balls of his feet). Should be added if a proper cite can be found. Zidel333 04:51, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

WHen it's cold I cover myself with bubble wrap. There was a man who wrapped himself with a lot of bubble wrap and then rafted from cuba to Miami. 201.23.32.2 (talk) 20:13, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

debroiglie?[edit]

No such word. Jeff Knaggs 17:33, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

De_Broglie_hypothesis--74.134.164.46 (talk) 02:58, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Competition[edit]

I happen to know of a bubble wrap competition in which contestants invent a way to use bubble wrap in a new way. (i.e. a puzzle, a chart, anything) This, however, is only open to 5th-8th graders. Should I add something about this in the article? 70.255.149.233 00:23, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Wanted information[edit]

How [the hell] do they manufacture it? 200.127.223.79 (talk) 16:43, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

They use a straw to blow air into the molten plastic, it's a bit like glass making. 201.23.32.2 (talk) 04:38, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Bubblewrap leaves markes on stainless steel products, so a layer of "cell air foam" is used and then layers of bubblewrap. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.158.153.1 (talk) 14:54, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Branded[edit]

Since this article discussed both bubble wrap as an item and the Bubble Wrap brand, I've created Bubble Wrap (brand) to keep the two topics separate. It seems that both topics are notable individually. Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:29, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

What's it made of?[edit]

It's obviously made of a plastic, but what sort of plastic? That clearly needs to be in the article. Drkirkby (talk) 08:59, 23 November 2011 (UTC)