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More Facts to know about Air Bubble Pack

3/24/2015 4:53:17 PM | by Ms. RD

Air Bubble Packaging Material

Air bubble pack is originally invented by Sealed Air Corporation in 1957 by two inventors namely Marc Chavannes and Alfred Fielding who were then attempting to invent 3-dimensional plastic wallpaper but incidentally came up with air bubble pack.

Most of the air bubble pack is formed from flexible transparent plastic known as polyethylene film (LDPE) that has round side fixed on top of the even side to form air bubbles. This is commonly used for packing fragile and transporting goods like electronic gadgets, appliances, glass objects, porcelain, etc. Some varieties of air bubble pack have low permeation barrier film to provide longer and efficient function with high resistance for the loss of air in vacuum.

The variations of bubble sizes depend on application and requirements it could be used for. Commonly, the bubble size ranges from 6mm to 26 mm and even up to 1cm in diameter. The packaging could also be varied according to the weight and kind of material being transported. The user can actually create multiple layer of air bubble pack by wrapping several times to give sufficient protection products from lightweight to heavy weight products.

Advantages of using air bubble pack
• Gives superior cushioning for intensive initial fullness and thickness.
• Provides sufficient protection for products during transportation.
• Since air bubble pack is readily available in the market, this automatically gives economical packaging cost to many industries and companies.
• It is environment friendly that offers fine protection using fewer packaging materials and it also reusable and recyclable that helps to reduce waste

Benefits of air bubble pack
• Protects the surface against scratches.
• Super lightweight packaging material which reduces the packaging and freight cost.
• Moisture resistant.
• Durable and long lasting material that can be used for several times.
• Transparent plastic to allow an easy visual inspection.
• Fine insulation properties which protect and secure item thoroughly.
• Air bubble pack is easy to use and doesn’t need any complicated machineries or procedure before you can use it.

Bubble packs are used to protect objects from unexpected damages and scratches. There are many available types of air bubble packs that could give maximum protection depending on usage and applications.

Types of air bubble pack
• Bubble bags are easy to use and perfect for fast wrapping.
• Plain bubble bags are suitable for general purpose items.
• Anti-static bubble bags made from Polyethylene Terephthalate with distinctive colors: silver for metal film and pink/black for Polyethyelene. These are perfect for sensitive electronic components that are sensitive on static charge.
• Standard/lightweight bubble wrap roll lightest bubble pack that has 3/16 to ½ inch size best for interleaving and surface fortification and soften lightweight products.
• Medium duty bubble wrap rolls used for insulating medium weight products and interleaving.
• Heavy duty bubble wrap rolls stronger and thicker than the regular bubble packs ideal for insulating heavy equipment like compressors, valves, shipping motor and etc.
• Bubble envelopes/bubble mailer commonly used as protection for DVD’s, CD’s, jewelry, videocassettes, antiques and valuables in shipping.

Things to remember for proper usage of air bubble pack

Wrapping is something that needs a bit of concentration even if it seems as easy as a piece of cake. It is something that when done in a wrong way, it’s messed-up. Here’s how it is done.

First, make sure that you use enough wrap for your material and that the entire item is to be covered up with then, face the air bubbles inside. It’s like the air bubbles are touching the material to be covered. Next, wrap the material. If it is something bigger and heavier, you may start covering from the side then around the body. Reach the bottom of the material once done with the sides. It’s like making a cross around the object. Leave at least 2 inches of bubble padding at the edges to create a thicker wall between the object and the box. Securing the edges with packaging tape will also help. Settle the wrapped object inside the box. Lastly, shake the box; if the product is still moving, insert more packaging material like fillers or foam.

Did you know?

Air bubble pack can be used as a stress reliever. According to the first poll stress survey, a one minute of popping bubble in the air bubble pack can provide stress relief equivalent to a 33 minute massage.

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