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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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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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Employee Welfare Portawash

All-in-one handwash stations It has been proven that the most effective way of killing germs, is using soap and water to wash your hands. Our self-contained units, require no plumbing or electrics and can be installed anywhere. Each product comes with soap, water, paper towel and a bin. Giving you everything you need to maintain …

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Employee Welfare Testing Station

Test staff at a safe distance with screen protection Designed by Southgate to enable factories, logistics supply chains and ecommerce companies to test staff for fevers before they enter the workplace. > Very quick and simple to deploy and are also portable. They are designed to be used in conjunction with infrared forehead thermometers. > …

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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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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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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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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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