Shanghai, China — Bubble bath-scented soap made by China’s biggest producer of bubble-encased soap, China’s largest manufacturer of bubble wrap, is being marketed to U.s. consumers.
The product, called Strapless Bamboo, is available in China at a discount of more than 90% from Alibaba’s online store.
It is made with a special blend of bamboo fibers, which has an odor similar to the smell of fish, said Zhang Jinhua, a professor of soap making at the University of California, San Diego, and author of a book on the technology.
The soap is manufactured by a Shanghai-based company called China’s Big Industry Corporation (BICC), which has a plant in Shanghai.
Bamboo is used for the construction of bubble houses and is widely used in Chinese cosmetics and other products, Zhang said.
Bamboos are also used in the production of bubble bath soap.
China’s largest producer of plastic, glass and metal products, BIC, produces the materials used to make the soap.
Its output includes the most popular products for sale in the U..
S., including bubble wrap and other cosmetics.
The U.K.-based company said in a statement that it would no longer sell the product.
“We believe that Strapless is the first of its kind that can be marketed in the United States at a lower price,” said the statement from BIC.
The company declined to elaborate.
Strapless is marketed as a replacement for traditional bubble wrap.
A traditional bubble is made from a layer of bamboo, which creates an airtight seal.
But when the bamboo matures, it breaks and the water inside the bubble is forced out.
The water then evaporates.
“We know the bubbles can be created by a natural process, but to make them more durable we have to use a chemical process that is not always feasible,” Zhang said in an interview with ABC News.