news Friday, July 03, 2015 - 05:30
Fifty five years after Sealed Air Corporation's invention of 'bubble wrap' hit the market, reports surfaced that plans were ongoing to slowly phase out existing bubble wraps that pop, with a newer version that does not do so.
Titled 'iBubble Wrap', the new packaging is sold in flat plastic sheets that the shipper can later fill with air using a custom-made pump. The inflated bubbles look much like traditional bubble wrap but are likely to be a major disappointment when pressure is applied to the bubbles.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, traditional bubble wrap that was pre inflated was getting hard to ship as it took up a lot of room in delivery trucks and warehouse floors. The new wrap is only expected to use one-fiftieth of the space that its predecessor used.


Of course, childhoods were destroyed as people braced themselves up for a dystopian future. Reactions were diverse. Emotions ranged from anger, to curling up in a corner and crying.

However, after the initial scare, Sealed Air Corp clarified that the original Bubble Wrap would still remain in production and that the 'iBubble Wrap' was just a new version to offer, for the shippers to decide.




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