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Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.

by: Amy Packer

Do you know how Bubble Wrap was invented? I certainly didn’t until I started writing this blog post. Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes invented bubble Wrap in 1957. The pair of inventors sealed together two shower curtains creating many air bubbles trapped in between.  Originally and unsuccessfully marketed as wallpaper, the duo sold their product as green house installation and then in 1960 its use in protective packaging was discovered. IBM was the first client to use the product to protect a model 1401 computer during shipment.  Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 1993.

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