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Packing Peanuts & Bubble Rolls

Shipping can be a rough process for many items so it's important to protect the packages and contents as much as possible. Packing peanuts settle around the item and provide cushioning to reduce damage from shaking and impact. Depending on the items you are shipping, you may also use paper or bubble rolls for more insulation. Packing tape helps seal boxes securely to further protect items during shipping.

Benefits of Packing Peanuts
Packing peanuts are usually made of Styrofoam™ or a similar material and have a three-dimensional S-shape that allows the individual peanuts to interlock together creating a reliable cushion. Styrofoam resists breaking and crushing to a certain extent and absorbs impacts to reduce damage. Some styles of packing noodles are shaped like a curved cylinder rather than an S.

Loose-fill peanuts are extremely lightweight, so using them to fill a package doesn't significantly increase the weight and associated shipping costs. Traditional packing peanuts are white, though there are also other colors available. You can find anti-static varieties as well as food-grade loose-fill peanuts. Some styles come with a dispenser box that makes it easy to pour the peanuts into the shipping box.

Consider Using Packing Paper for Additional Protection
Packing paper is another shipping material that you can use instead of or along with peanuts. Paper is extremely flexible and can be used to line the top and bottom of the box or wrap the items individually. Crumpled paper provides additional cushioning without adding a lot of extra weight. You can find several paper varieties. Heavy kraft or butcher paper works well for large shipments whereas thin lightweight newsprint may be a better choice for delicate and fragile items.

Some paper comes in individual sheets whereas other styles come on a large roll so you can cut the exact amount needed. Most individual sheets have dimensions between 2 feet and 3 feet per side. Paper rolls are generally between 1 foot and 2 feet wide.

What Are the Benefits of Bubble Rolls?
Bubble rolls use sealed pockets of air to provide protective cushioning for fragile items. You can find several varieties with larger or smaller air pockets, and some sheets that are self-adhesive for easy use. A large bubble roll is generally used for larger items and delicate items require smaller air bubbles. A perforated bubble roll makes it easy to measure and tear off the exact amount of material needed and stores excess bubble roll in an efficient way.

Are Packing Materials Environmentally Friendly?
You can find eco-friendly versions of loose-fill peanuts, paper, and bubble rolls. Most environmentally-friendly options are easy to recycle, such as packing paper, and some are made partially or entirely of recycled material. Peanuts may be reused numerous times, and some are made from a biodegradable material that can be composted. You can also find bubble rolls made from recycled material.

Are Packing Materials Available in Bulk?
Most packing materials including peanuts, paper, and bubble rolls are sold in large quantities. Paper or bubble rolls usually contain at least 50 feet of material, with some being hundreds of feet long. Packing peanuts are usually sold by volume, with most packages containing at least 1 cubic foot of material.
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Staples® 5/16" Bubble Roll, 12"x100'
Item : 634043 / Model : 27170-US/CC
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  • Clear design protects and maintains visibility to wrapped objects.
  • 12" X 100', 5/16" bubble height.
  • 5/16" bubble cushioning keep objects safe in shipping.
15.69 $15.69
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1/2" Heavy Duty Bubble Roll, 12"x65' (27168)
Item : 633235 / Model : 27168-CC
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  • Bubble roll used for protecting and wrapping valuables while moving, storing and shipping.
  • Clear design protects and maintains visibility to wrapped objects
  • 1/2" bubble cushioning gives added protection to fragile items
31.49 $31.49
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Corrugated Pads, 14" x 14"
Item : 19298 / Model : 693821
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  • 14" x 14"
  • 50/bundle
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9.79 $9.79
50/Bundle
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Sealed Air Corporation Bubble Wrap Bubble Rolls In Dispenser Box 2100" X 24"
Item : 687013 / Model : 100027743
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  • Features: Provides Superior Cushioning with Higher Initial Thickness & Fullness
  • Bubble Wrap Bubble Rolls in Dispenser Box
  • 24" x 175'
70.99 $70.99
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3/16" Bubble Roll, 12"x10' (27174)
Item : 813408 / Model : 27174-CC
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  • Bubble roll used for protecting and wrapping valuables while moving, storing and shipping.
  • Clear design protects and maintains visibility to wrapped objects
  • 12" X 10', 3/16" bubble height
4.29 $4.29
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Pratt Packing Paper, 70 Sheets
Item : 1671368 / Model : 27305
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  • 24" x 24" Precut Sheets
  • Unprinted white color to prevent staining or discoloration
  • Can be crumpled for an economical void fill
7.99 $7.99
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1/2" Bubble Roll, 12"x30' (27175)
Item : 813409 / Model : 27175-CC
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  • Bubble roll used for protecting and wrapping valuables while moving, storing and shipping.
  • Clear design protects and maintains visibility to wrapped objects
  • 12" X 30', 1/2" bubble height
14.39 $14.39
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Staples® Packing Peanuts
Item : SS1009684
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  • Economical, fast and easy to use void fill
  • Each bag contains 7 cubic feet
  • Ships UPS oversize
As low as 22.39 $22.39
Multiple options available
Staples® Environmentally Responsible Packing Peanuts
Item : SS1026455
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  • Choose from biodegradable or recycled packing peanuts
  • Economical, fast and easy to use void fill
  • Each bag contains 7 cubic feet
As low as 22.39 $22.39
Multiple options available
Staples® Bubble Roll
Item : SS1009734
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  • Please select item from drop down menu on the right to view product details
  • 3/16" Bubble height is used for wrapping individual items
  • 5/16" Bubble roll is used for layering and cushioning
As low as 6.19 $6.19
Multiple options available
Sealed Air Corporation Bubble Wrap Ready-To-Roll Dispenser 12" x 175'
Item : 687005 / Model : 100002037
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  • Features: Give Your Products Added Protection by Wrapping Them in this Cushy Bubble Wrap
  • 3/16" bubble height
  • Bubble Wrap Bubble Rolls in Dispenser Box
39.99 $39.99
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Sealed Air Bubble Roll 5/16" Thick 12"X100' Poly Roll
Item : 827947 / Model : 27295-CC
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  • Rigid chipboard protection is great for photos and documents
  • Self-sealing
  • Convenient tear-strip opener
26.49 $26.49
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Corrugated Sheets, 48" x 96", White, 5/Bundle (SP4896W)
Item : 2301900 / Model : SP4896W
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  • Corrugated sheet, with one white side, useful for separating layers on skids or inside packaging.
  • Constructed from 200#/ECT-32 white corrugated (white on one side).
  • 48" x 96"
26.99 $26.99
5/Bundle
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3/16" Self-Cling Bubble Roll, 12"x40' (27166)
Item : 575724 / Model : 27166-US/CC
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  • Bubble roll used for protecting and wrapping valuables while moving, storing and shipping
  • Clear design protects and maintains visibility to wrapped objects
  • Self-cling 12" x 40', 3/16" bubble height
17.79 $17.79
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Staples 12 x 12 Foam Sheets, 12" x 12", 100 Sheets/Pack (30435)
Item : 425888 / Model : 30435
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  • Provides additional protection for stacking breakable item
  • Helps prevent scratches and scuff marks on fragile items
  • Can be used to wrap small items
10.29 $10.29
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Staples® 3/16" Anti-Static Extra Wide Bubble Roll, 24"x30' (27171)
Item : 657404 / Model : 27171-US/CC
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  • Bubble roll used for protecting and wrapping valuables while moving, storing and shipping.
  • Pink design protects and maintains visibility of wrapped objects
  • Anti-Static 24" x 30', 3/16-inch bubble height
15.99 $15.99
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Pratt Dish Protection Roll, 12" x 30'
Item : 1639108 / Model : 27298
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  • Roll is used for protecting breakables during moving, shipping and storing.
  • Green Foam
  • Usable dimensions: 12" x 30'
10.99 $10.99
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Staples® Bubble Roll Cushioning Material, 12" x 100' Roll, 3/16" Bubble
Item : 901491 / Model : 27177-CC
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  • 12" x 100'
  • 3/16" bubble size
  • Perforated every 12" for fast and easy dispensing
32.49 $32.49
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Staples® Kraft Paper Rolls
Item : SS468371
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  • A natural void-fill for packing
  • Bio-degradable and easily recyclable
  • Dispenses on standard roll cutters
As low as 6.29 $6.29
Multiple options available
CareMail® Greenwrap® 13"x26' Protective Packaging
Item : 737645 / Model : 1092743
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  • 13"x26' roll size
  • Plastic-free substitute to bubble cushioning
  • Provides surface protection and cushioning
11.99 $11.99
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Staples Spring-Fill Crinkle Cut Shred, Red (695427)
Item : 695427 / Model : C10RE
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  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Color: Red
  • Spring-Fill Crinkle Cut Shred
32.7 $32.70
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5 @$31.60
10+ @$28.15
Kraft Paper Roll 48 x 900
Item : 689880 / Model : C2140480ST
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  • Type: Kraft Paper Roll
  • Size: 10800" x 48''
  • Kraft Paper Rolls
59.99 $59.99
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Partners Brand Kraft Paper Roll, 60-lb., 12" x 600', 1 Roll (KP1260)
Item : 948828 / Model : KP1260
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  • 60-lb. Basis Weight
  • Approximately 600 feet per roll
  • Made from 100% recycled material
20.49 $20.49
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Staples 3/16" Bubble Roll, 12" x 175' (27169-US/CC)
Item : 634041 / Model : 27169-US/CC
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  • Bubble roll is great for lightweight and semi-rough products
  • Comes in transparent color
  • Dimensions: 12"W x 175'L
24.79 $24.79
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