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

The Benefits of AirWave

A common problem with ecommerce and the shipping of goods is the packaging waste. AirWave air cushions offer the solution. Check out the benefits of using AirWave: Protection No packaging material is as flexible as an air cushion wrapper. It’s reliable, adapts to any shape and helps to prevent breakage. It can be used very …

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Preparing for the Plastic Packaging Tax

With the Plastic Packaging Tax being introduced at the start of April 2022, the countdown is on for businesses to reduce the quantity of virgin plastic currently being used.   Why is Plastic Packaging Tax being applied? The plastic tax is being introduced to create higher demand for recycled content. An increase in recycled plastic …

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New: Water Activated Tape Case Taper

Southgate have launched Xtegra Tegrabond Water Activated Tape Case Taper. Water activated tape (WAT) is quickly becoming the carton sealer of choice for many within the order fulfilment sector. Features include: There are two case tapers available – uniform & random The random case taper automatically adjusts for each random sized carton processed The uniform …

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Introducing Self Seal Paper

Self-seal paper sticks to itself and is a great option for reducing packaging waste. The cohesive coating doesn’t leave any residue and will not stick to your products. It seals instantly without heat or pressure. Self-Seal is also available as a corrugated roll which offers added protection for many applications. Using self-seal paper is both …

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Introducing the PWN4 Air Pillow System

The PWN4 air pillow system is our fastest small pillow system yet. Its compact size means that it is both mobile and flexible in placement. Speed The PWN4 is the fastest machine on the market.  The 4 speed modes of 4/6/8/10m per minute offer unbeatable speed without compromising on quality. Additionally, there is no heat …

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Optimising your Packing Area

One of the most important parts of building a successful business is through optimising workspace and increasing productivity. A recent study from HSE discovered that almost nine million working days were lost in 2019/2020 due to work related musculoskeletal disorders. Through enhancing a workspace, you can dramatically reduce the impact that physical labour can have …

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The Benefits of Polyester Strapping

We are continuously seeing fluctuations in the market when it comes to supply and demand of different products. Recently, we have seen shifts in the amount of steel strapping being available, but have you ever considered using a polyester alternative? Polyester strapping is both stronger and safer and is available for a range of different …

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Your Guide to Sustainable Void Fill

Void fill is an invaluable commodity in the packaging sector. Whilst we should always endeavour to use the correct size box, void fill can act as an added barrier to keep products safe in transit. Traditional forms of void fill include polystyrene foam peanuts and plastic bubble wrap. However, both products are incredibly hard to …

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Product Launch: X-Wrap

We are excited to announce the launch of the X-Wrap Dispenser. The X-Wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic wrapping, suitable for packaging sensitive and fragile products. For enhanced product protection and an improved appearance you can also use an intermediate layer of white tissue paper. Benefits: Shock absorbing property Protection for pointed and sharp …

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What is a Circular Economy?

To understand what defines a circular economy, we must first unpack the current, traditional economy method, referred to as the ‘linear’ economy. What is a Linear Economy? In a linear economy we mine raw materials that are then processed into a product that is thrown away after use. This is often referred to as the …

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