Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Question: What was bubble wrap initially invented for?

Answer: Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were trying to create a textured wallpaper in 1957 to appeal to the Beat generation and ended up inventing a sheet of film with trapped air bubbles. They then discovered no one wanted textured wallpaper, though everyone loved to pop it. Luckily for them, IBM was seeking a safe packaging material to protect one of its delicate computer products during shipping, and the rest is history.