Reusable Cradle protects products during handling.

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Designed to protect rolled or cylindrical products during handling, reusable foam cradle features durable construction that allows it to retain shape. It offers clean surface without beading but with slight texture that helps prevent slippage. Cradle can be manufactured with protective lip for additional slip protection and be fabricated to accommodate nearly any size, shape, or storage configuration, such as single- or double-cradle.

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Rollguard® to Showcase New Long Life Reusable Cradle at Pack Expo

APPLETON, Wis., Sept. 3, 2009 - Rollguard®, part of Great Northern Corporation's Specialty Group, will showcase its new long life reusable foam cradles in booth S5502 at Pack Expo 2009, Oct. 5-7, in Las Vegas. Rollguard also is extending complimentary passes to the exhibition.

"We're inviting those with an interest in protective packaging for rolled or cylindrical products to be our guest at this year's Pack Expo," said Rollguard General Manager Rob Swannell. "Go to and click on the Be Our Guest icon to access the password for complimentary registration. The password must be used by Oct. 4 and is limited to the first 100 to register."

Visitors to the Rollguard booth will see the new long life reusable cradles, which are engineered specifically for long-term use, said Swannell.

"The durable construction gives the roll cradles a superior memory capability that allows them to retain their shape longer while delivering protective functions that are superior to EPS or other foam cradles on the market," said Swannell. "That makes these cradles ideal for manufacturing and converting operations that would benefit from highly durable, long-lasting cradles for their internal storage and handling of materials."

The new cradle presents a clean surface that is without beading but still has a slight texture that helps prevent slippage. The cradle also can be manufactured with a protective lip for additional protection against slippage.

"We can quickly and easily custom fabricate the rolls to accommodate nearly any size, shape or storage configuration. There is no minimum order size," said Swannell.

One manufacturer, who has been using them since May to store parent rolls of its extruded polyethylene plastic film, makes use of both single-cradle and double-cradle configurations. Both are engineered to facilitate the use of forklifts and slings to stack heavy rolls up to two or three rows high and to move the rolls quickly and safely when they are ready for slitting, printing and converting.

In addition to its long life reusable cradle, the Rollguard booth also will feature its full line of economical and fully recyclable Recycled Fiber roll cradles, its Thermoformed high-impact polystyrene (HPDS) plastic cradles, and its EPS Foam roll cradles. Rollguard is the only manufacturer to offer roll cradles in all three materials - recycled fiber, plastic and foam.

Joining Rollguard in booth S5502 at Pack Expo will be Laminations®, a leading national manufacturer of laminated paper products such as VBoard®, UCrate® and UChannel® for the shipping, packaging and warehousing needs of industry. Like Rollguard, Laminations is part of Great Northern's Specialty Group.

Rollguard® ( is the industry-leading developer and supplier of sustainable protective packaging systems for rolled and cylindrical products. It offers the broadest selections of stock sizes of foam, recycled fiber and plastic roll cradles. Major product lines include Rollguard® EPS Foam, Recycled Fiber, Narrow Fiber, Full Roll and Thermoformed cradles. Inquiries for Rollguard's products can be directed to Janet Keyes, inside sales representative, at (800) 925-2626, (920) 997-6327 or

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