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

The Benefits of WAT

Water activated tape (also known as gummed paper tape) is quickly becoming the carton sealer of choice in the order fulfilment sector, with the world’s largest operations using it exclusively in favour of plastic tapes.   Xtegra® Tegrabond® tapes are made entirely from renewable natural resources, which enables it to be easily recycled along with …

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Paper Mailing Bags – The Sustainable Alternative

Paper mailing bags offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic mailing bags.   Paper Mailing Bags Our paper mailer range are made from 100% virgin kraft paper. Kraft paper is well known for its superior strength due to its reduced lignin content and high sulphur ratio.   Other benefits include: Lightweight design reduces shipping costs …

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Global Supply Chain

Phil Ellis, Chief Operating Officer at Southgate, discusses what’s causing disruptions in global supply chains.   Global supply chains have been crumbling under the strain of unprecedented demand. Since 2019, global container shipping rates have more than quadrupled and schedule delays have increased.   The conflict in Ukraine is only the latest hit to global …

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Success for New Sustainable Solutions

After major investment into new product development in the last year, Southgate is celebrating the success of its new sustainable solutions.   The new launches are part of Southgate’s ongoing mission to lead the industry in developing sustainable packaging alternatives. In the last year, Southgate has launched many new sustainable products including PET Tape made …

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Southgate Launches Safeguard & Optimax Strapping Brochure

Southgate are pleased to announce the launch of the Safeguard and Optimax Strapping Brochure.   Safeguard and Optimax strapping products are manufactured to the highest standards. They are designed to offer superior performance across multiple manufacturing and industrial applications. They are ideal for regular industrial use and provide a wide range of versatile features.   …

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52% Would Pay More for Environmentally Friendly Packaging

New research by Aquapak with UK consumers reveals that over half (52%) would be willing to pay more for environmentally friendly packaging when purchasing clothing and accessories.   This encouraging discovery shows consumers’ dedication to switching to more environmentally friendly packaging.   These were the findings of those who were willing to pay extra for …

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Sustainable Success at Packaging Innovations

Southgate Global enjoyed a successful appearance at this year’s Packaging Innovations, the UK’s leading packaging event.   The event took place from 25th to 26th May 2022 and was held at the NEC in Birmingham. It brought together brands and retailers with hundreds of packaging suppliers to explore the latest industry trends and learn from …

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th June. It aims to raise awareness of the environmental situation our planet is facing.   At Southgate, we are committed to offering sustainable packaging alternatives to significantly reduce packaging waste and plastic content. This follows our mission of promoting a circular carbon economy, with aims to …

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Southgate to Attend Packaging Innovations 2022

Southgate will once again be attending Packaging Innovations on 25th and 26th May 2022. A new stand and layout will be displayed, featuring a range of products suitable across multiple industries.   The head turning RSW6 robotic pallet wrapper will be presented again this year. It is ideal for palletised loads that are too large, …

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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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