Rollguard has developed a brand of plastic roll cradles with unique locking tabs. The cradle tabs keep rolls of plastic and paper film from shifting in a truck.
Rollguard is part of Great Northern Corp.'s Specialty Group. The company developed innovative locking tabs on the ends of its patent-pending Thermoformed-brand roll cradles. The tabs keep the cradles locked tightly together when they are stacked back to back.
The Thermoformed cradles are made of high-impact polystyrene.
Cleveland Plastic Films turned to Rollguard when it had problems with its plastic cradles, which sometimes would shift and open up. The Cleveland-based company ships its film across North America.
“When you have rolls of film stacked two layers high, the movement of the truck is going to cause the rolls to move,” said Paul Mirka, purchasing manager of Cleveland Plastic Films. “The rolls have to stay stationary or the roll cradles will open or snap and you'll have product rolling all over.”
Rollguard worked closely with the Cleveland-based company to develop Thermoformed roll cradles. Cleveland Plastic Films now uses them for its 18-, 20- and 22-inch diameter rolls, which also are strapped down and stretch wrapped.
Rollguard offers roll cradles made from fiber, foam and plastic. Rollguard and Great Northern are based in Appleton, Wis.
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