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Tegrabond® goes wider and longer with BP755

Tegrabond water activated tapes have already taken the carton sealing sector by storm.  The tapes stronger performance, better environmental credentials and reduced cost per carton mean that they are an invaluable product. The most popular Tegrabond dispenser by far is the BP555, which is now installed in major order fulfilment centres across the UK and …

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Strapping

Speed up your Strapping with the SFT

Possibly the worst part of strapping pallets by hand is feeding the strap through the pallet frame. For many years operatives have used a thin stick or cane, split at one end to grip the strap. Some products offer a slight sophistication to this improvisation, with a proper metal spring clip on the end of …

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Machinery

You’re Bound to Succeed With The AX30

Paper and plastic binding strips are widely used to hold loose products in neat, manageable bundles – examples include banknotes, correspondence card sets, personal organiser refill packs and wooden medical tongue depressors. Applying technology similar to that of an arch strapper, the AX30 from Southgate® can be used with 30mm wide paper or plastic strip. …

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Fulfilment

What’s Your Cleanliness Next To?

John Wesley famously claimed it was next to Godliness and everyone’s been quoting him since, but one thing is for sure – you can’t separate cleanliness from workplace safety, employee welfare and even productivity. You may only know Southgate® as a packaging products supplier, but do you know that they also hold a range of …

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Transit packaging

How are your pallet damages stacking up?

The correct way to carry out pallet stacking is a constant battle within a business: You receive a call from an irate customer, complaining that a pallet of fragile goods has been damaged in transit. Has the pallet has been dropped or tilted? No, the Xtegra® shock and tilt monitors haven’t been activated. Has it …

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Taping and Ancillary

The Facts on… Safety Cutters

Let’s start with a shocking statistic: A study by the US Office for Health & Safety found that 30% of the $20 billion lost on damaged merchandise was caused by using an unsuitable box cutter. The shockingly high statistic of thirty percent leads to the question- what is a suitable box cutter? Whilst a large …

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Taping and Ancillary

The Facts On… Heat Sealers

One of the fastest ways to securely pack products in plastic is to heat seal them. The two layers of plastic are clamped together and an electrical current passes through a sealing wire next to them. This melts and welds the two films together. When the plastic cools it hardens and the seal becomes as …

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Air27

The Air27 pneumatic carton stapler

Just about, everyone owns a stapler. Staplers are used at the office, at home, work places and even in medical settings. When a package is delivered, there is a good chance that a stapler helped to seal that package. A stapler is a Mechanical devise that joins pages of paper or similar martial by driving …

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Bands

Battle of the Bands

If you are banding large items or palletised loads, there’s a high chance that you will be using a manual strapping tool. This is fine for occasional use, but if your throughput increases you could soon find yourself on the ropes. Before you throw in the towel, consider switching to a friction weld tool. Take …

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Transit

Rely on Southgate® to Guard your Borders

Products need protecting from low-impact damage during storage and transport, particularly pallets. Actions such as Careless forklifting, load movement and even over-tension as a result of strapping or stretch wrap film, are common causes of damage. Southgate has a catalogue of different edging content: Kraftek® Edge Boards Kraftek® edge boards are made of resilient Kraft-wrapped …

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