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Bubble Wrap: Fun Facts and Creative Uses

Did you know that Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day is the last Monday of every January? That’s right; there’s a whole day dedicated to the cushioning material that’s perfect for protecting your parcels and popping your stress away. What better time to review some fun facts about this air-filled miracle material? History Bubble Wrap® (originally called Air Cap) was created in 1957 by engineers Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, who first marketed the material as textured wallpaper.   When that failed to “pop” with consumers, they attempted to sell it as greenhouse insulation. But it wasn’t until IBM needed something to protect the shipments of their new 1401 Data Processing System in 1960 that the material really began to take off. Health Benefits In 2012, the makers of Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning conducted a survey and respondents said that just over one minute of popping bubbles provides the stress relief equivalent to a 33-minute massage......