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Bubble Wrap

Small and large bubble wrap

If you need to protect goods or shipments, a good solution for your business is large and small bubble wrap in rolls. At Transpack, we have a wide range of lightweight, good quality Jiffy bubble wrap, including anti-static bubble wrap, mini bubble wrap rolls, small bubble and large bubble wrap rolls. Wrapping and filling your postal boxes with bubble wrap will ensure that your packages arrive safely.

Best protective packaging options

For advice on which bubble wrap to choose to best protect your items please see our Secrets of Bubble Wrap FAQ section (or at the bottom of this page), where you will find the answers to common questions.

Alternatives to bubble wrap

Alternatives to bubble wrap rolls include polyethylene foam, loose fill packing peanuts, air cushions produced by our air cushion machines and we also stock shipping bags that contain bubble wrap padding. If you’re not sure which item is the most appropriate for your needs, get in touch with our helpful team today.

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Secrets of Bubble Wrap

The purpose of any cushioning is to prevent damage in transit from shocks, bumps and vibrations. Different materials do this in different ways. Some (like bubble wrap) will squash and recover repeatedly while others (like corrugated materials) will squash but not recover. i.e. - one good bump and they remain squashed! This is why bubble wrap has become so popular over the years; its cheap and an effective solution for wrapping, interleaving, void fill and for what it is, uses very little material.

Which size bubbles should I use?

This depends on what you are packing and how you want to use the bubble wrap. Most products can be easily and well packed in small bubble wrap. However, the large bubbles are better for delicate shapes such as wine goblets etc. The large bubble wrap is also better (and cheaper) as a void filling medium.

What's the difference between large and small bubbles?

Well, to start with see the answer above. However, the fundamental difference is one of softness. Large bubbles are softer and thus more suited to delicate things, unless you just need the extra thickness to bulk out a box.

However, small bubbles will carry more weight. For example, if you wrapped three heavy doors in large bubble wrap you may find the bubbles bursting with the weight. In such a situation smaller bubbles will do better.

Which bubble wrap to use for repro furniture?

Actually, bubble wrap should not be used on polished furniture. For some reason the bubbles get imprinted on the surface - not a good result. As an alternative we recommend using PE Foam in 2.5mm thickness. This is made for the furniture industry and is ideal for any highly polished wood surface.

Can I use bubble wrap to cover my swimming pool?

For two reasons, no. Firstly, packaging bubble wrap is not tough enough to withstand the constant movement. Secondly, normal bubble wrap is made of polythene which is not UV stable; i.e. it rots away in sunlight. You will need the special material sold by pool companies.

Can I get bubble bags made to a special size?

Yes - but the minimum quantities are very high - in the many thousands.

Where can I buy bubble wrap?

Here at Transpack, we have a great variety of lightweight, high-quality bubble wrap available to buy in bulk for whatever need your business has. We offer varying sizes, including large bubble wrap in a width of up to 1500mm, small bubble wrap that’s just 300mm wide and even mini bubble wrap rolls, perfect for home or office use. Plus, we also stock anti-static bubble wrap, which has a pink tint for easy identification. We offer free delivery to mainland UK for orders over £35 (ex VAT) and offer a five percent discount for all online orders.

How do I use bubble bags?

Simply place your item into the bubble bag through the large opening at the top, remove the tape from the adhesive strip and fold the top of the bag down (like you would do with an envelope) to close the bag and seal your item inside. You don’t need to place any other protective packaging in with your item as the bubble bag offers all the protection you need.

How thick is normal bubble wrap?

The average height of a bubble in bubble wrap is 4mm. When considering the items, you want to wrap as a company you’ll need to make a decision about whether to go with small or large bubbles. Large bubbles are softer and ideal for delicate items as they mould to the shape of whatever you need to wrap.

Where can I buy bubble wrap in bulk or large order sizes?

At Transpack, we offer multi-purchase discounts allowing large-quantity purchasers to benefit from buying in bulk and wholesale. Typically, you’ll find a discount applied if you buy three or more of one item and an additional larger discount applied if you purchase six or more. All our bubble wrap comes in 100m length rolls and is ideal for lots of business shipping, delivery, and product movement needs.