LOMBARD, ILL. — Sharp Extruded Products Inc. of Lombard started a new product line last month.
Sharp, which makes custom profiles, began production of Rapid Wrap, a gift-wrapping accessory designed to minimize wrapping time. It cuts the paper off the roll; another tool makes secondary cuts. An armlike device holds gift tags, tape and scissors.
The product, which is being marketed for Venture and Kmart stores, is produced for five sizes of rolls and will be available at the end of June.
Sharp, which has eight workers, plans to add six employees as a result of the new product. The company occupies a 20,000-square-foot facility.
Sharp had sales of $430,000 last year, according to Plastics News' survey of pipe, profile and tubing extruders.