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Jersey Proud: How the creation of bubble wrap started in a Hawthorne garage

Monday is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, which recognizes an invention that was created in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2022, 3:27 AM

Updated 867 days ago

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Monday is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, which recognizes an invention that was created in New Jersey.
Alfred Fielding, a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, and Marc Chavanne worked together to create wallpaper in a Hawthorne garage in 1957.
The engineers experimented with trapping air between sheets of plastic. However, their plans to sell their invention as wallpaper never followed through.
Instead, the duo found a new use for their product as protective packaging, or what we now know as bubble wrap.


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