Bubble wrap packaging is one of the most popular types of protective packaging on the market, used in B2B and B2C applications of all kinds. Lightweight, versatile, strong, flexible and economical, bubble wrap can be used in many ways, including:
- Cushioning and wrapping for fragile products, expensive items and general-purpose applications.
- Surface protection for plastic, metal, glass, wood, painted surfaces, and other items susceptible to scratching and denting.
- Interleaving between layers of glass, metal sheets and parts, construction materials, plastic molded parts, and other items where maintaining the stability and integrity of stacked items is required.
- Void fill in shipping containers to prevent product movement.
- Blocking and bracing of large, heavy items in shipping containers, bin boxes and wood crates.
- Moisture protection for items susceptible to water damage or for items stored outdoors.
- Anti-static protection for electronic parts (with bubble wrap having an anti-static additive or coating).
More About Bulk Bubble Wrap From GWC Packaging
GWC Packaging offers many types of bubble packaging, including bulk bubble wrap:
- Roll width: Bulk bubble wrap rolls are generally 48 inches wide, and can be slit to smaller rolls (such as 12 inches or 24 inches wide) to suit your packaging needs. Roll lengths vary depending on the size of the bubble material.
- Bubble sizes: Bubble sizes — as you’ve probably noticed over the years — come in three sizes: small, medium and large. Bubble wrap packaging with small bubbles is the most flexible and is suitable for wrapping lightweight products. Large bubble wrap is most often used in heavy-duty applications and sometimes for void fill. Medium bubble can be used effectively in many types of applications, functionally splitting the difference between small and large bubbles.
- Perforations: Bulk rolls can be purchased with or without perforations. Many customers prefer perforated rolls (standard perforations are every 12 inches) because perforations eliminate the need for a knife and speed up the packing process.
- Coated and uncoated: By far, the most common type of bubble packaging is uncoated, where two layers of film trap the air inside the bubble. It is a durable material. Coated bubble, with a coating of film added to keep the air trapped even tighter, is a more expensive option, mainly used in delicate or highly specialized applications. The air will stay trapped in uncoated bubble material for a long time. However, if you are shipping a $10,000 painting, you may want to upgrade and get the extra piece of mind of the premium, coated protective packaging.
- Other options: Bulk bubble wrap can be purchased with anti-static additives, and in various colors and tints. Colored and tinted films are effective for UV protection, color coding and to prevent product identification.
If you’re looking for protective packaging that’s efficient, reliable and affordable, please contact us to discuss your needs. GWC Packaging specializes in creative packaging solutions, and our team is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our capabilities.