Bubble Wrap Celebrates 50th Birthday

Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Property Specialists RS294217 / RM423788

Bubble Wrap

People have walked to the altar dressed in it, protected their garden plants with it, even put it on display at highbrow art museums.

Mostly, they like the sound it makes when they destroy it, piece by piece, which largely explains the appeal of Bubble Wrap, the stress reducer disguised as package cushioning.

Sealed Air, the Elmwood Park-based company that manufactures Bubble Wrap, thought he'd witnessed every form of Bubble Wrap mania until he received a wedding invitation last year from a woman in Ohio who said she would wear the product on her trip down the aisle.

Fifty years later, Sealed Air has global revenues of more than $4 billion and legions of fans who have come up with myriad uses for Bubble Wrap (It's a wig! It's a mobile home! It's a sleeping bag! It's a flotation device!).

Happy Birthday!


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Jody Lautenbach
Century 21 Premier Associates - Pella, IA

Gotta love the stuff and so much fun to play with for any age!

Jan 24, 2010 11:13 AM #1
Wayne Golliday
Mobile Home Sales of Florida LLC - Jacksonville, FL

Lets not forget what a great stress releaser those tiny air pockets of fun can be.......

Jan 24, 2010 11:21 AM #2
Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
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I Love Bubble Wrap.  When my kids were little, one of their favorites things to do was "pop" sheets of Bubble Wrap that my wife and I would keep-around from items shipped to our home. 

Jan 25, 2010 03:01 AM #3
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