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Old 07-02-2015, 04:07 PM
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For all the jokes out there about sentient robots subjugating the human race, we do a pretty good job ruining things for ourselves. Sealed Air Corp., the original creator of bubble wrap and modern joy, is introducing a new packing material design called iBubble Wrap. And the bubbles don't pop.

Take your time.

iBubble Wrap isn't inflated until it reaches its destination, so it saves a lot of space in transit. When buyers (largely retailers that ship products) receive the rolls, they will use a special pump to inflate the bubbles, but even then they won't be poppable.

The Wall Street Journal reports that packing technology was a $20 billion business in 2013, and competition between retailers (especially online sellers) to offer quick and convenient shipping has been fierce in the last few years. Any design adjustment that can save a few cents here and there can total big money at scale.
Sealed Air Corp's redesigned iBubble Wrap can't be popped.

God Damn Liberals taking everything away from us.
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Sealed Air Corp's redesigned iBubble Wrap can't be popped.

God Damn Liberals taking everything away from us.
Slippery slope. First the gays usurp our sacred marriage traditions and ban Christianity forever, and now popless bubble wrap. When will the mayhem end?
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Good job I have bought lots of of the old style bubble wrap from the £ shop.
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Bummer.
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Well, as the Pringles slogan used to say, "Once you pop, you can't stop."
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Well, as the Pringles slogan used to say, "Once you pop, you can't stop."
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