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Tape Dispenser

Which Tape Dispenser do I Need?

You know you need a hand-held tape dispenser but when you look at the different types available it can be confusing. Here’s a few features you may encounter and what their benefits are: Adjustable brake Tapes differ in how easily they release from the roll depending on factors such as the type of adhesive. The …

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steel strapping

The Facts on… Steel Strapping

Steel strapping is manufactured from zinc coated or black steel and is primarily used for heavy duty manual strapping applications, such as in the construction materials and timber industries. Mill wound strapping is oscillated uniformly across the width of the core to maximise the volume of strap that can be fitted on the core. While …

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LMT

Stay in Line with LMT Tapes at Southgate

Covid-19 has completely uprooted and changed life as we know it. With the government guidelines changing on almost a daily basis it is difficult to understand what we can, and cannot, do. We have gradually seen a growth in people returning to work after being in lock down since March. With this return to work …

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Primary, Secondary & Tertiary

The Facts on… The Three Types of Packaging

We frequently ask consumers:  What packaging do you use? The typical response: We do not use packaging; we only distribute pre-packaged products. Packaging is often mistakenly viewed as ‘the box my product arrived in’. It is, in fact, a multifaceted industry that deals with a range of packaging needs. Moreover, many are unaware that there …

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protective sleeving

The Facts On… Protective Sleeving

Expandable protective sleeving is used as temporary protection for fragile products and surface coatings. It offers high resistance to acids and solvents and is also unaffected by oils and greases. Additionally, it has excellent memory so can be reused time and again. The sleeving is made in a continuous roll of extruded low-density polyethylene, moulded …

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Covid-19

Southgate on the Front Line: Covid-19

As the threat of coronavirus COVID-19 impacts on global health and economy, Southgate is a useful ally to those still engaged in delivery of essentials to health professionals and households. In many areas the front line is now online. Delivery from distribution hubs lessens the risk of infection compared with retail outlets. Some smaller companies …

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Taping and Ancil

Do You Suffer from Wrap Rage?

According to a 2013 study over 60,000 people are injured by opening packaging each year and not using safety cutters. In the workplace, according to the National Safety Council (US), knife cuts account for about 1/3 of overall workplace injuries. A further two-thirds of those are lacerations to hands and fingers. Packaging designers are now …

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Sustainability

How to Survive the Void Fill Crisis

Void fill is manufactured from a number of substances. Primarily composed of polystyrene or maize starch foam, polythene film air pillows and shredded paper or card. The relatively insignificant packaging sector is set to change due to two globally-occurring factors. Increased cost of Kraft Paper Paper-based void fill systems widely use Kraft paper. Its strength …

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packaging

The Facts On… Antistatic Packaging

Antistatic packaging can stop a surface from gaining static electricity by induction. This is the migration of a charge from another statically charged object, or tribocharge – rubbing two surfaces together and separating them. Static electricity can be an irritating nuisance. It can make the two sides of a plastic bag cling together so that …

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Postal and Bags

Tenzapost Widens Mailing Bags 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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