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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 …

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Advantages of WAT #1 – An Integral Closure

Advantages of WAT #1 – An Integral Closure

Most carton sealing tapes use what we call ‘pressure-sensitive’ adhesive, meaning that the only agent required to adhere the tape to the carton is pressure. This adhesive stays tacky throughout its service life, never fully curing. If the carton is made from low-grade corrugated, isn’t totally flat or has space behind the tape seal, the …

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The Seven Advantages of WAT

The Seven Advantages of WAT

Water activated tape – also commonly known as gummed paper tape – is rapidly 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. So why should a product that looks quaintly old-fashioned be so popular? Over the next seven weeks …

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Strange and Funny Shipping Facts

Strange and Funny Shipping Facts

As many will be frantically wrapping gifts and we look back on another eventful year in packaging, here’s a few interesting – but possibly useless – facts about the delivery sector. No Kidding On the first day of 1913, the United States Post Office started allowing large parcels to be shipped through the mail. The …

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Photo to illustrate Southgate packaging environmentally friendly products

Southgate® gives products Green High Five

Non-biodegradable packaging waste reduction is now high on every manufacturing and distribution company’s agenda, but for eco-friendly packaging to be truly viable it must be equal in terms of cost-efficiency and performance to the products it will replace. Southgate has launched a recognition scheme – the Green High Five – to highlight its products that …

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Photo of Pacplan Technik bespoke packaging system

Pacplan: Everything To Hand

In the order fulfilment sector, profitability is all about driving efficiency and reducing costs, and the most effective way to do this is with a fully-integrated pack system. Smart design that places everything exactly where you need it and reduces double-handling and bottlenecks. Automation that offers versatility for irregular pack sizes and fluctuating demands. When …

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