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How is Bubble Wrap made?
The most common question I am asked is "how is
Bubble Wrap made?"
An excellent source of information about Bubble Wrap
is the Sealed
Air Corp's site, which explains it like this:
"Bubble Wrap manufacturing starts as polyethylene
resin, in the form of beads about the size of pea gravel. The beads
go into an extruder - a long cylinder with a screw inside that runs
its entire length. As the screw is turned, heat builds up and the
resin melts into a liquid that is squeezed out of the cylinder into
two stacked sheets of clear plastic film. One layer of the film
is wrapped around a drum with holes punched in it, and suction is
applied drawing one web of film into the holes that form the bubbles.
The second layer of film is then laminated over the first so that
when the two films are joined, they stick together and trap the
air in the bubbles."
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Disclaimer: Virtual Bubble Wrap® is a fun site with a
flash game that lets you pop bubblewrap on your computer. This site is intended
as humor and is not to be used to protect fragile items while transporting.
We accept no responsibility for damage to your computer or belongings should
you attempt to package your breakables with our virtual bubblewrap. Please enjoy
our fun flash game which is a silly, strange, bizarre, weird, useless, funny,
silly, mindless, time waster and stress reliever.