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Views, commentaries, opinions and packaging industry updates from the world of Southgate.

Postal and Bags

Tenzapost® Widens Mailing Bag Range

Following the successful launch of its Tenzapost brand of plastic and paper mailing products, Southgate® continues to develop the selection of products on offer with the introduction of a wider opaque grey mailing bags range in fifteen popular sizes. Made of co-extruded polythene, these feature a neutral dark grey outer layer and an opaque black …

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Security

Tegrabond® goes wider and longer with BP755

Tegrabond water activated tapes have already taken the carton sealing sector by storm.  The tapes stronger performance, better environmental credentials and reduced cost per carton mean that they are an invaluable product. The most popular Tegrabond dispenser by far is the BP555, now installed in major order fulfilment centres across the UK and Europe. However, …

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Strapping

Speed up your Strapping with the SFT

Possibly the worst part of strapping pallets by hand is feeding the strap through the pallet frame, and for many years operatives have used a thin stick or cane, split at one end to grip the strap. Some products offer a slight sophistication to this improvisation with a proper metal spring clip on the end …

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Machinery

You’re Bound to Succeed With The AX30

Paper and plastic binding strips are widely used to hold loose products in neat, manageable bundles – examples include banknotes, correspondence card sets, personal organiser refill packs and wooden medical tongue depressors. Applying technology similar to that of an arch strapper, the AX30 from Southgate® can be used with 30mm wide paper or plastic strip. …

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Fulfilment

What’s Your Cleanliness Next To?

John Wesley famously claimed it was next to Godliness and everyone’s been quoting him since, but one thing is for sure – you can’t separate cleanliness from workplace safety, employee welfare and even productivity. You may only know Southgate® as a packaging products supplier, but do you know that they also hold a range of …

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Transit packaging

How are your pallet damages stacking up?

You receive a call from an irate customer, complaining that a pallet of fragile goods has been damaged in transit. Has the pallet has been dropped or tilted? No, the Xtegra® shock and tilt monitors haven’t been activated. Has it been rammed by a forklift? No, the Kraftek® edge boards that you placed at each …

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