Paper Mart bubble wrap is a type of packaging material that provides superior protection for fragile products. Air-filled bubbles provide the cushioning to protect the product against impact and vibration during handling and shipping. The air bubbles are regularly spaced and make a satisfying sound when pooped. It is often used as source of amusement or stress reliever.
Sealed Air Corp. is one of the original sellers of bubble wrap since 1960 but lately, the company has introduced a revamped version of its signature product. The new version of bubble wrap is sold in flat plastic sheets that the shipper will fill with air using a custom-made pump. Once inflated, the new bubble wrap looks similar to its previous version but there is big difference – the bubbles no longer burst when pressure is applied. This is totally disappointing for people who enjoy bursting the bubbles.
This new version is called iBubble Wrap and it is expected to appeal to online customers who are rather conscious of space to store their packaging supplies. The swift growth of the global packaging industry is due to the overwhelming property of online shopping. Traditional bubble wraps that gained popularity as packaging products take up precious room in warehouses and delivery trucks.
Protective packaging has become a big business with worldwide sales reaching $20 billion in 2013. As manufacturing started to become global, an increasing number of products are shipped around the world. Retailers like Amazon and Target are constantly experimenting with new packaging materials so that they can gain a competitive lead over other retailers in offering cheaper and faster shipping to customers with the assurance that the product will reach its destination unscathed.
Bubble wraps and air pillows remain as the most favored cushioning materials for protection. According to Sealed Air, its most popular product is liquid foam and it experimenting with a combination of agricultural byproducts and mushroom roots that grow to produce a packaging material that conforms to the contours of the package. Sealed Air also hopes that iBubble Wrap will revive their brand that has suffered due to the increased competition in the market.