Blog

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

Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

When the doors at NEC Birmingham open on 27-28 February for Packaging Innovations 2019, Southgate will be ready with an exciting range of products that continue their theme of increasing productivity – ‘Fewer Paces, Faster Pace’. Visitors to the stand will see our enthusiastic, approachable team demonstrating products – no perching on bar stools with …

Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019 Read More »

The Facts On… Biodegradable

The Facts On… Biodegradable

Biodegradable is a generalised term for the physical and chemical decomposition of materials under certain environmental conditions and in the presence of specific catalysts. In the broadest sense, all plastics could be described as biodegradable as they will eventually disintegrate, but this can be misleading when comparing their environmental impact. To evaluate a plastic’s environmental …

The Facts On… Biodegradable Read More »

Your Chance To Win A Samsung Tablet

Your Chance To Win A Samsung Tablet

Visitors to the Southgate® stand (K48) at Packaging Innovations 2019 will have the chance to win one of two Samsung tablets in a Prize Draw: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, 8” 32GB with WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 7” 8GB with WiFi All they have to do is deposit their business card in a ballot box …

Your Chance To Win A Samsung Tablet Read More »

RIPACK

No Need to Lose Your Cool… With Ripack®

Things can get fairly hot when you’re shrink wrapping large stuff such as palletised or oversized loads, boats for over-wintering or UV protection and so on. A shrink gun will get particularly hot around the nozzle, especially if it’s an industrial grade propane burner, and there’s a very high risk of burn injury to skin …

No Need to Lose Your Cool… With Ripack® Read More »

How Can FMCG Survive 2019?

How Can FMCG Survive 2019?

While low unemployment is generally a good thing, current levels – the lowest for more than forty years – are beginning to pose a serious threat to the FMCG sector due to a shortage of skilled workers. Research conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce in January 2018 reported that 71% of recruiting companies in …

How Can FMCG Survive 2019? Read More »

Advantages of WAT #2 – Tamper Evidence

Advantages of WAT #2 – Tamper Evidence

In our previous blog (Advantages of WAT #1 – An Integral Closure, 14 January 2019) we mentioned the tamper-resistant advantages of water activated tapes. Tamperage and pilfering cost businesses millions of pounds every year. This could be avoided with the use of water activated tape for carton sealing. It is shockingly easy to soften the …

Advantages of WAT #2 – Tamper Evidence Read More »

Southgate® drives new E-Type to market

The new, innovative E-Type impulse heat sealer features digital technology that increases productivity. Sealing temperature and cycle time are set and adjusted precisely on a digital display, giving more flexible control over seal quality and energy consumption. Adaptive Sealing Cycle Control (ASCC) automatically adjusts sealing and cooling times to suit the working cycle speed so …

Southgate® drives new E-Type to market Read More »

The Road To Green Cost-Efficiency

The Road To Green Cost-Efficiency

We recently calculated that every year, we sell enough packing tape to circle the Equator 6,672 times. That’s a lot of tape. This isn’t even our major product line; we must be a drop in the bucket in terms of global usage. So what’s happening to all the plastic tape being used worldwide? The problem …

The Road To Green Cost-Efficiency Read More »

Pacplan Offers Void Fill Green Space

Pacplan Offers Void Fill Green Space

Green spaces are the lungs of an urban landscape, places where city dwellers can escape the bustle and pollution of the streets. Pacplan® Biofilm™ is an equally invigorating concept that brings a breath of fresh air to void fill packaging. We’re all striving to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging but at the same …

Pacplan Offers Void Fill Green Space Read More »

Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

We are excited to announce that we will be showing the way to a leaner, greener future on Stand K48 at this year’s Packaging Innovations show at the NEC, Birmingham on 27-28 February. Register for Packaging Innovations for free by clicking here Under the mantra of ‘fewer paces, faster pace’ we will be presenting a …

Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019 Read More »

packaging · fulfilment · productivity

T:01553 692969

Scroll to Top