The plain bubble envelopes were a great introduction as a packaging product and their advantages made them surpass many other mailing packaging options. You can imagine the impact when the bubble envelopes were improved by introducing a metallic cover for them. This made them gain even more popularity for the additional advantages they provided. Today many of these envelopes can be seen all around as they are used to mail some of the more sensitive and more valuable items. These envelopes are also seen frequently being used to mail electronic gadgets.

The metallic bubble envelopes are made of a tough kraft plastic that can withstand adverse conditions making it puncture proof, tear proof, and the envelope cannot burst easily. Together with the air bubbles, which are a major attribute of these envelopes, the package provides a stiff and hardy cover that will protect the contents inside. The bubbles inside are filled with air which is excellent in providing cushioning against compression forces and shock or vibrations which could cause damage to the sensitive objects inside.

The introduction of air bubbles as a substitute for cushioning was a great idea from the Seal Air Company. This company is responsible for the invention of bubble wraps. The same company acquired the Jiffy Company which had been producing cushioned envelopes up to that time. The “Jiffy” envelopes, as they were known, used paper wool to provide cushioning for the envelope’s contents. Despite being effective, it was not very efficient since the mail ended up being too bulky and attracted high postage rates due to weight.

The metallic bubble bags are made from a seamless plastic cover with a tamper resistant seal to cap it all. To access the contents, one has to break the seal which cannot be resealed. This makes it an ideal option for mailing items that are eyes only. The secure envelope when sealed is water proof and is also air tight; none of these can either go in or go out. This attribute makes the bubble envelope ideal to package items sensitive to liquids

The metallic bubble envelopes add a lot of aesthetic value to the envelopes. The metallic envelopes are available in many attractive shiny colours. These envelopes are very appealing and can be used to send gifts. The metallic cover also reflects off heat or conducts it away thereby making the envelope a good option for packing heat sensitive objects. The metal also conducts away electric charges that may damage electronic gadgets.

Man is always inventing new things and in the process man will also improve on what he already has. Man also creates new twists to the already existing innovations so as to produce variety. In the business world, where competition is high, man will come up with unique packaging that will compete better and make them have more sales. This is especially seen when one goes to the store and observes the different kind of packaging boxes used for the almost similar products. Products are now being packaged in some very innovative packaging that will woo customers to buy more of the product. Some of the new packaging is even a bit strange!

One of the famous weird packaging is the detergent that is housed in dumbbells. This is an innovation by Tommaso Ceschi for the Mr. Clean detergent. This woos the buyer to get the detergent that will help them workout as they clean. Another funny and creative innovation is the anti-theft lunch bag. This is usually used to pack sandwiches, cakes, and other foodstuffs made from flour. The bag contains a transparent plastic bag that has some markings which make the sandwich or cake inside appear like it is going bad and has mould thereby discouraging any thief who would not be any wiser.

The tequila gun packaging is another fun invention. This tequila gun is identical to a normal .45 pistol only that it is transparent and instead of bullets it is loaded with a shot of 200ml of genuine Mexican tequila. It can create a great twist when used to serve at a bar. Nike is also not left behind with some clever packaging. They once transformed their shoe boxes to house a stadium by printing the insides of the shoe box to look like a stadium. Sound chips were then inserted inside the shoe box such that when the lid is opened, one can hear the sounds of a cheering, crowded stadium.

Another weird invention of packaging is the banana guard. This is packaging that allows one to pack in a banana especially during a trip or for packed lunch. The packaging prevents the banana from getting mashed. Another cool invention is the chocolate pills packaging where the chocolate is packed like the medicinal pills where one can easily pop off a chocolate pill whenever the craving strikes! Another cool packaging box design is one that was invented by Julien De Repentigny and Gabriel Lefebvre who made milk packaging that consisted of a box made out to spell MILK!