Years ago I found something in a Photo shop that was an alternative to reels. It was a clear strip of transparent material, 35mm wide and about 5 feet long with a wavy pattern on the edges. You simply placed your film next to this and wound them up in a spiral, then put a rubber band around the assembly. The wavy pattern on the edge kept the film from touching the thing. I used this thing for years and it worked great, completely eliminating the hassle of loading a reel. It's been years since I've worked in a darkroom but I'd like to get back into it. I've located most of my darkroom equipment but I can't find this thing. I've asked at a Photo shop but they have no idea what I'm talking about. It might help if I knew what this thing was called, then I could Google it and perhaps find one. Better yet, does anyone know where I could get one.