4 Shocking But Fun Facts About Bubble Wrap®

4 Shocking But Fun Facts About Bubble Wrap®

Veritiv Corporation | January 25, 2018

Let’s face it – we all love Bubble Wrap ®, especially when we’re popping it. Enjoy these fun facts below!

1. Bubble Wrap® was originally invented as wallpaper

Fifty years ago, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes created three-dimensional wallpaper from sealed air pockets between shower curtains. They thought people would love the groovy design, but Bubble Wrap’s destiny was function over form. A great packaging material was born.

2. Popping Bubble Wrap® relieves stress

Toss out that stress ball and head towards your latest package instead. According to research by Sealed Air Corporation, one minute of popping Bubble Wrap® can reduce stress levels as much as 33% – the equivalent of a 30-minute massage.

3. Bubble Wrap® was almost an official toy

Bubble Wrap made it to the National Toy Hall of Fame finals in 2016. It was up against other serious contenders. While it didn’t make it in, we hope it will one day.

4. Bubble Wrap® goes virtual

Did you know you can pop virtual Bubble Wrap®?  Download the app for your phone or de-stress at your desk.

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