Often when we unpack our electronic goods, we find it amusing, puncturing the tiny bubbles present on the packaging material. It would be not wrong to assume that no one can miss this opportunity of puncturing the bubbles, especially the little kids in our home. It tempts them so much that if given a chance they would like to puncture each one of them. But has any one of us ever explored the amazing world of bubble wrap?
So to begin with let’s answer this, what do you mean by Bubble Wraps? An honest answer would be that Bubble wraps are just like any other packaging material commonly used for packaging our stuffs. But they have an add on feature which are the bubbles present on them for providing the cushion to the materials packed and absorb the shocks while moving the packaged stuff from one place to another. They are particularly very useful in packaging the fragile items.
Back in 1950’s there were two American scientists who were trying to invent a 3 dimensional plastic however the experiment carried out by them was not successful and they ended up with Bubble wraps. Although it was considered as a failure of experiment at that time but now we all acknowledge the importance of these bubble wraps. As they play an exceptionally important role in packaging the electronic goods.
Bubble wraps are manufactured from polyethylene which is a type of LDPE. It goes through a number of stages before the bubble wraps are finally prepared. In order to manufacture the bubble wraps, small beads of polythene closely resembling the size of a pea are taken and passed on to the extruders. Extruders are the cylindrical shaped containers and have a specific arrangement for producing the bubble wraps. Once they are inside the extruder the screws fitted inside the extruders are tightened as a result of which intense heat is produced. The heat produced melts the beads of polythene. The liquid produced is then made to pass through two plastic sheets placed one upon the other. One of these sheets is placed on a drum. With the help of these drums bubbles are made on the sheets. As the liquid polythene is passed through them the second layer of plastic is moved over them, as a result of this the air in the bubbles gets trapped inside and the bubble wraps are finally formed.
Talking about the types of bubble wraps not everyone is aware of the fact that based on the colors, bubble wraps can be classified into 3 categories. The most common ones are the white or the transparent ones. They can generally be used for almost every type of packaging processes. The green ones are those which can be recycled once used. Talking about the blue ones, these bubble wraps which are blue in color has a special feature added to them. They are coated with a specific chemical in order to avoid the static charges developed due to friction. The reason of dealing with the static charges is that they can harm the stuffs packed inside. This is very common with the packaging of the electronic goods.
The other types of bubble wrap commonly used are as follows –
- Strong Grade Bubble Wrap
- Multi Purpose Grade Bubble Wrap
- Limited Grade Bubble Wrap
- Bubble Mask
- Anti Static Bubble Wrap
- Cushion shield Aluminum Bubble Laminate
- FDA Grade Bubble Wrap
- Tempshield Reflective Air Cellular Insulation
- 3rd Web Bubble Laminates
Therefore based on the requirement different types of bubble wraps can be used for packaging. Have a look at our latest info-graph on Bubble wraps here or you can simply head over to over website for exploring the wide range of packaging materials we offer.