North Carolina State U Building a Better Bubble Wrap

July 10, 2013
Metallic bubble wrap offers 'better protection for products.'

According to our friends at The Engineer in the U.K., researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new metallic bubble wrap that is lighter, stronger and more flexible than sheet metal and more heat- and chemical-resistant than plastic or other polymer-based bubble wraps. Potential applications include automobile body panels, the wing edges of airplanes, suitcases, helmets and cases for computers and other electronic devices.

Fine, but what we want to know is whether it will still give off that satisfying squish when you pop the bubbles.

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