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Bubble wrap is a transparent plastic film manufactured with polythene. The bubbles in the bubble wrap are spaced in a regular way to produce cushioning. Bubble packaging is generally used as a means of protective packaging used to cushion valuable or delicate goods.

Bubble wrap is available in different sheet sizes and with a bubble size that vary between small as 1/4 inch in diameter and as large as an inch or more for better shock absorption. Bubble packaging with small bubbles is generally used for small light items. Larger bubbles should be used with larger and heavier items. Industrial bubble wrap usually haves strong barriers to help it last longer and ensure that the air will not leak when subject to heavy forces.

The standard material employed to manufacture bubble wrap can offer some form of protection for sensitive electronic parts and components but for a more secure option antistatic bubble wrap and antistatic bubble bags offer a better deal. Using anti-static plastic that dissipates static charges will protect against static which can damage them.

Bubble film is flexible protective material that is great as a cushioning material, void fill or surface protection. Air bags are very good for wrapping glassware, mirrors, electronics or any delicate item.

Bubble packaging normally comes in rolls, as well as bubble bags and bubble mailers. Perforated bubble packaging rolls save time and add convenience by eliminating the need for a cutter.

In the moving process bubble wrap is very useful. It act as a protective barrier avoiding any damages that occur throughout the moving process. Polythene bubble wrap is also considered fun. People like to pop the bubbles and to listen to the popping sound it produces!

Bubble bags

Bubble bags is a versatile packaging material, soft and flexible and yet with incredible tear resistance, they are a good alternative to Jiffy mailing bags which are heavier and generally more expensive. Bubble bags will absorb shock during shipping and will keep fragile items safe. Its light weight also reduces shipping costs.

Bubble bags are available in several different sizes and types. As per bubble wrap, they also vary in bubble size and barrier properties. Cheap bubble bags have relatively weaker barriers, which means the bubble will platen in a shorter period of time.

Bubble bags will protect fragile objects and do not require cutting or wrapping. Choose from open-end, self-sealing, and reclosable. Open-end bubble bags are completely open at one end and do not have a flap. Self-sealing bubble bags have an adhesive strip on the flap that eliminates the need for tape. Reclosable bubble bags generally have a slider grip closure. For mailing small fragile items consider using bubble mailers.

Bubble mailers, also called bubble envelopes, are envelopes that have a layer of bubble packaging on the inside. The durable, waterproof bubble packaging is covered with strong kraft paper. Bubble mailers are the lightest type of cushioned envelopes that you can buy. They save you money on postage, which can help pay for the cost of the bubble envelopes. Bubble mailers generally have a self-adhesive flap that allows for quick and easy sealing.

Alternative forms of void fill and protective packaging

Loose Fill

When using postal boxes to pack fragile items make sure to fill all empty space with loose fill or air pillows to avoid damage to the contents. Loose fill is available as polythene chips and polythene beads. Biodegradable void fill is also available for customers concerned with the environment.

Air Pillows

Air pillows are very popular as they save valuable storage space compared to traditional packing chips, plus it is considerably cheaper to transport due to its low-weight saving you money and helping the environment with a reduced carbon-footprint. The cushions are supplied on 8inch wide rolls and you can choose the length to fit your packing needs.

Air bags are easy to handle and perfect to use as void fill (filling a space to prevent the fragile packaged items from moving around and getting damaged in transit). Add air pillows on top and fill empty space with protective packaging for a secure delivery.

Manufacturers of Bubble Wrap

Bubble Bags Direct
Specialists in bubble bags with great prices and discounts on air bags, void fill, bubble bags and bubble wrap. Everything you need to know to help you choose the best type of protective packaging for your mail-order and delivery needs.

Cushion Bags
Specialists in cushion bags with great prices and discounts on air bags, void fill, bubble bags and bubble wrap. Everything you need to know to help you choose the best type of protective packaging for your mail-order and delivery needs.

Discount Bubble Bags
Website dedicated to help you find cheapest manufacturers and distributors of bubble bags. Learn about bubble bags, bubble rolls, bubble wrap and bubble mailers.

Bubble Bags
Experts in bubble wrap and protective packaging. Offers information and selected suppliers of low cost bubble bags.

Bubble Bags
Bubble Bags is a specialist supplier of quality, cheap bubble bags. Free UK delivery available.

Bargain Bubble Bags
Bargain bubble bags is a site made with the purpose of explaining what bubble bags and bubble wrap are, they are available in the form of adhesive, cohesive and antistatic.

Bubble Bags 2u
Bubblebags2u the is right place for bubble bags and bubble wrap where you will find information about these poly bags and where to get them at a good price.

Bargain Bubble Wrap
Bargain bubble wrap is a site turned to explaining what bubble wrap is and what sizes of wrap are availbale on the market. We also tell how bubble wrap was invented, as well as bubble bags, and where to find out more.

Bubble Wrap 2u
Bubble Wrap 2u is specialist in bubble bags, bubble film and bubble rolls and we are here to familiarize you with these bags.

Discount Bubble Wrap
Discount bubble wrap provides information about bubble wrap and bubble film, where to buy the polythene products from. Also explains what cohesive wrap, adhesive and anti-static wrap are.

Research & Resources

For more detailed information cushion bags including how they are manufactured and the different types of packaging products available, please see:

Bubble Film and Bubble Bags
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Bubble Film And Bubble Bags
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Eco Friendly Alternatives

People often think that bubble wrap made from plastics (specially polythene) is a bad thing for the environment. Although not known to many, plastic packaging is actually very efficient with a very low carbon footprint and also with the advantage of being recycleable using less energy than other products like glass for example.

The following sites specialise in environmentally-friendly packaging:

Discount Biodegradable Bags
All your questions about biodegradable bags and degradable plastics answered - why we should use them, how they work, which ones are really eco-friendly, plus the best discount prices and deals on biodegradable bags and other environmentally friendly packaging.

Environmental Bags
Environmental bags is a website specialising in compostable, biodegradable and degradable bags. It discusses the use of green bags, what biodegradable and degradable really means and where to buy good quality environmentally-friendly bags.