Monday, January 25, 2010

I am older than bubble wrap

Well it's better than being older than dirt.

It's creation was an accident.  They were trying to make textured wallpaper.  Their company now operates in 52 countries with revenues in the billions.
Did you know the late Farrah Fawcett had a bubble wrap themed photo shoot published in Playboy (july 97)?  (product placement??)
From the Sealed Air website:
The story begins in a building no bigger than a garage in Hawthorne, NJ with two engineers, Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding. Marc and Al were trying to make a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. Surprisingly, this product didn't take off. They quickly realized, however, that their invention could be used as a cushioning material for packaging. At that time, only abrasive paper products were used for packaging, which did not suffice for cushioning heavy or delicate items. They founded Sealed Air Corporation in 1960, and today, Sealed Air is a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of food and protective packaging materials and systems with annual revenues in excess of four billion dollars.
(oh if you search around enough, you'll find you can buy a bubble wrap logo t-shirt - gotta have a t-shirt)


Joanie M said...

I'm older than bubble wrap too! And Barbie dolls, I tihnk

lisleman said...

dave that's not that old - it's interesting to compare your life span to common day things.

lisleman said...

Barbie dolls - hmm I'm thinking those are older than bubble wrap

TechnoBabe said...

I am older than bubble wrap. So was Farrah. But Playboy chose her photo shoot over mine, maybe because she had long hair??? I volunteered to do the body shots for her but they still chose Farrah. I guess saggy boobs and saggy buns aren't what Playboy wanted for their magazine.

lisleman said...

good point about Farrah's age. we shouldn't compare ourselves to rich celebrities. Like when I compare myself to george clooney - I have it so much better and I shouldn't pick on him.

dave hambidge said...

I'm older than almost everything having been born in 1954, was it BC or AD?

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