The History of Packing Peanuts

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Packing peanuts were invented in 1965 by Dow Chemical. What are Packing Peanuts and How are Packing Peanuts Made? There are two types of packing peanuts, those made from foam, and those made from starches like corn or grain sorghum. Polystyrene-based packing peanuts were invented in 1965 and have b .....

The History of Bubble Wrap

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You’ve been riveted by our looks into the history of shipping materials with the history of cardboard boxes and the history of tape, but let’s venture inside the box now and look at the world’s favorite packing material: bubble wrap! When Was Bubble Wrap Invented? Bubble wrap hasn& .....

The History of Wire Baskets

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When Was Wire Invented? A cylindrical and flexible strand of metal, evidence of wire has been found in archaeological sites dating back 5,000 years ago. Initially, wire was used in jewelry. Metal strips would be pushed through holes in stone beads so the metal would fold over into a tube shape. The .....

What Keeps a Forklift From Tipping?

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  Tipping forklifts can seem like an impossible task to the uninitiated. They can lift boats, after all. The excellent design of modern forklifts make them capable of carrying impressively large loads without breaking a sweat. Why then, do forklift accidents continue to happen? Eleven forkli .....

Where Are Eggo Waffles Made?

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  Eggo Waffles are synonymous with our childhoods. They’ve been around since 1953. Originally called “Froffles”, the name was changed to “Eggo” in 1955 after much feedback about their waffles having an ‘eggy’ taste. The Kellog Company bought the brand i .....