The Bubble Wrap Packaging is one of the most extensively used packaging techniques since the late 1950s. One thing that people do not know is that like many inventions, it was accidentally created by 2 engineers in a garage in New Jersey. It was originally meant to create a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. Unfortunately, this product did not take off until the time that they realized that the invention can be used as cushioning.
The process starts with polyethylene resin beads; about the size of pea gravel each, that goes into an extruder (a long cylinder with a screw inside runs its entire length). After that, the barrel that the screw rotates in is heated to approximately 180 degrees Celsius by using heater bands prior to the screw turning to melt the material. The heat then is being gradually built up with the heat from the screw movement and the resin melts into a liquid that is squeezed out of the extruder into two stacked sheets of clear plastic film. One layer of the film is then wrapped around a drum with holes punched in it, and the suction is applied drawing one web of film into the holes that form the so-called “bubbles”.
Although the above-mentioned process may sound to easily achievable, polyethylene’s porous characteristic makes it a little bit complicated. Air can easily leak out through the pores which tend to limit the cushioning ability of the packaging material. XPAC Technologies found out a way to be Singapore’s most reliable and practical Bubble Wrap Packaging material manufacturer. Bubblest™ is perfect for cushioning and protecting the surface of the goods as well as interleaving, static control, and anti-rust control to ensure maximum bubble wrap packaging comfort for the package while being in transit and even in storage.