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Southgate® Stretches the Limits of Eco Packaging

Southgate Stretches the Limits of Eco Packaging

This morning, packaging specialists Southgate will reveal their latest and probably most audacious innovation in eco-friendly packaging materials – Transpal® Elastowrap™ Expanding Kraft Paper. Kraft paper still constitutes a significant percentage of all materials used for manual wrapping and has excellent eco-credentials. Elastowrap will widen the possibilities and ensure an eco-friendly future for an uncertain …

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AS400

Strapping On the Side – The Optimax® AS400

Semi-automatic strapping machines are fast and versatile. Feed the strap around the pack and the strapping machine will tension, seal it and cut it from the reel in seconds. But one thing they don’t like is lots of dust, moisture or particles, which can’t always be avoided. The strap tensioning and sealing unit is conventionally …

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Greener Grip

Get a Greener Grip on Pallet Loads

Pallets are most commonly secured with plastic stretch wrapping film as it’s fast and offers reasonable weather protection, but this creates high volumes of waste plastic. Until such a time as we develop truly 100% biodegradable stretch film, there are ways in which this waste can be reduced or even eliminated. There’s no denying that …

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The Facts on… Void Fill

The Facts on… Void Fill

When did man first realise that stuffing something into a space inside a box, sack or flagon would stop the contents rattling around and getting damaged? We don’t know, but it must have been going on for centuries in an improvising kind of way. Visit any antiques market and you’ll notice a pile of used …

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Advantages of WAT #3 – 100% Recyclability

Advantages of WAT #3 – 100% Recyclability

Reduction and removal of plastics from packaging is now more critical than ever as we see images of the pollution that is threatening to choke our oceans. At the same time, recycling of packaging needs to be made easier and less costly. Great progress is being made in the fields of bio-compostable plastics which under …

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Multimodal2019

Southgate returns to Multimodal

We are excited to announce we will be attending this year’s Multimodal Event held at the NEC Birmingham between 18th and 20th June 2019. Multimodal 2019 celebrates twelve years of putting shippers, retailers, wholesalers, importers and exporters in front of exhibitors who offer the latest logistics and supply chain solutions.  Multimodal is firmly established as …

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On a Screen Near You?

On a Screen Near You?

“You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine.’”  Tommy Cooper Many of us are familiar with that heart-sinking moment when, as we approach our parked car, we see a glaring yellow and black rectangular wallet plastered to the windscreen – the …

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Which WAT and Why?

Which WAT and Why?

Water activated tape (WAT) – also known as gummed paper tape – is rapidly gaining popularity for carton sealing because it has near-perfect eco credentials but at the same time outperforms conventional plastic tapes. And as an added bonus, it works out cheaper per sealed carton. Standard WAT is a single layer of pure kraft …

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Sealing Range Expands with V-Type

Vacuum sealing is widely used in the packaging sector and across many industries, primarily the food sector where the vacuum expels oxygen that causes decay of fresh meat, dairy and vegetable produce, and to extend the shelf life of products such as cured meats and fish, coffee, cereals and nuts. This preservative effect can also …

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BP555 - Cutting Your Cost Per Carton

BP555 – Cutting Your Cost Per Carton

How much is it costing you to seal your corrugated cartons? Did you know that you could save money, speed up the process, improve your packaging security and green credentials just by changing to water activated tape? We’re not talking about new technology here – gummed paper tapes have been around since Thomas Edison was …

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