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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 directio...

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.  G...

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...

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. Des...
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 item...

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 St. Louis.    Th...