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Gane Coverboard™ smooth finish means less warping
When compared to other warp resistant board, our Coverboard™ water absorption rate is consistent versus a wide variation found in other products.  This means less tendency for uneven moisture levels induced into the board.  It also means that less adhesive can be applied.  Approximately  30- 50% less adhesive! Applying less adhesive has several benefits.  Since man...
Gane Coverboard Graphic Board
Everyone is concerned about board warping.  No one wants to see their finished product bowed due to issues with warped board.  Using the right board under the right conditions has a huge effect on your finished product. Gane Coverboard Graphic Board is one of the most warp-resistant board products available.  It is also lightweight, meaning more yield per ton and consequently...
Gane Brothers & Lane, grain direction
When paper or board is manufactured, the fibers from the pulp line up in the direction that the machine travels. This is called grain direction or machine direction. Usually a sheet is designated “grain long” or “grain short”.  Frequently the second dimension will tell you the grain direction, i.e. 8 x 10 would have the grain direction in the 10” direction, or grain long.  You can...
Yes Paste, Gane Brothers & Lane
Spent some time in Chicago over the holiday, and it was nice to see some of our products “in action.”  Stopped in Macy’s and had lunch in The Walnut Room.  Our menu was made using Pellaq® by Skivertex®.  As we strolled farther down State Street, we stopped in one of our customers, Dick Blick.  There we saw our product Yes Paste! on the shelves.  Good to see our produc...
trucks, driver shortage
Many analysts are predicting shipping increases anywhere from 7% to 11% this year.  So, what are the main issues that are causing the increase in freight charges?Driver Shortage - Many drivers are approaching retirement age and will leave the work force in the next several years, and there are not enough young people entering this field.ELD (Electronic Logging Devices)  Mandate - The tim...
53-S adhesive, hard to stick material,
It’s nice to hear good stories involving our customers and products we provide to them. Lucas Bindery in Baltimore, Maryland had a customer who was having trouble gluing the turned edge of a film laminate to the liner. It just wouldn’t stick. They called our veteran analyst, Joe Lauricella who recommended our 53-S Casing-in paste. Designed for casing-in applications, 53-S is a liquid col...
Gane adhesives
Although many refer to us as a "One Stop Shop", occasionally some customers we have known for years come to us asking for a product or service they did not know we have. They may have purchased a board or cover material solely, and were not aware of our vast product line available from Gane Brothers & Lane. One of those items sometimes overlooked is adhesives. Gane has been supplying a...
Gane Imitation Leather
Gane is really everywhere!  Just imagine – our Imitation Leather being used for the speakers that Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top uses.    Venturing to Ravinia last summer, I was personally invited by Billy himself for front row seats to see those very speakers that Gane provided the material to make.   The speakers were made by MoJo Music of Burgaw, NC and designed by Magnatone of S...
Book Artistry
In today’s automated society, it is sometimes hard to fathom the time and effort it took to create the simplest of things we used in our daily lives. Before books were mass produced, they were painstakingly printed and built one at a time, and Gane was there to support these craftsmen. I recently discovered this video on Facebook thanks to my friend, Werner Rabsamen. The video is easy on...
Wedding MBA
What an exciting time for the event, bridal and reception groups. Wedding MBA members meet yearly in Las Vegas – where event planners, photographers, wedding officiants, venue localities, gown designers even candy designer – hey you name it – they show it at this event. Starting with over 50 meetings (you decide which ones you want to attend) then transitioning to the trade show portion. I...

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