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New Core Plug Sizes Added – Seven Diameters Provide Flexibility in Roll Protection

Litco’s New Tooling  Means More Choices For Paper, Film & Foil Manufacturers & Converters

core plugsVienna, Ohio—April 4 , 2014 –  Litco International  is offering new sizes of molded wood (presswood) core protection plugs to manufacturers and converters of paper, plastic film and metallic foils. Core plugs are commonly used to prevent damage caused when paper rolls shift during transit.

Litco has historically offered core plugs in 4”, 8”, 10”, and 12” sizes.  New 3”, 5”, and 6” sizes are slated for production in the second quarter of 2014. Litco’s Inca brand core plug is produced using a proprietary molding process combining hard and softwood wood fibers with a synthetic resin. The engineered presswood molding uses high heat and pressure to ensure consistent size and shape.  The resulting fiber structure creates an extremely strong plug exceeding industry standards for damage resulting from compression, side impact force, and moisture.Continue Reading…