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Wayne runs for Macmillan Cancer Support

Southgate’s Wayne Askew loves to run. Even more so when he’s supporting charity. On 11th September, Wayne will be completing the Great North Run in support of his colleague John Prentice. John’s partner of 15 years Susan (Sue Jefferson) passed away on Boxing Day 2021 after a brief battle with Myeloid Leukemia, leaving John and …

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Southgate to Attend IMHX2022

Southgate will once again be attending IMHX, the largest event in the UK for professionals within the logistics, supply chain and materials handling industries. This will be held at the NEC in Birmingham between 6th and 8th September.   IMHX offers an excellent opportunity to explore the latest logistics technology from the industry.   Southgate …

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Southgate Achieves Silver Ecovadis Rating 2022

Southgate are pleased to announce the achievement of a silver Ecovadis rating.   Ecovadis is a platform that enables businesses to assess their environmental and social performance. Their aim is to offer the worlds most trusted sustainability ratings. This will enable companies to minimise risk, boost performance and enhance their environmental and social outcomes. The …

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The Benefits of WAT

Water activated tape (also known as gummed paper tape) is quickly 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.   Xtegra® Tegrabond® tapes are made entirely from renewable natural resources, which enables it to be easily recycled along with …

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Paper Mailing Bags – The Sustainable Alternative

Paper mailing bags offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic mailing bags.   Paper Mailing Bags Our paper mailer range are made from 100% virgin kraft paper. Kraft paper is well known for its superior strength due to its reduced lignin content and high sulphur ratio.   Other benefits include: Lightweight design reduces shipping costs …

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Global Supply Chain

Phil Ellis, Chief Operating Officer at Southgate, discusses what’s causing disruptions in global supply chains.   Global supply chains have been crumbling under the strain of unprecedented demand. Since 2019, global container shipping rates have more than quadrupled and schedule delays have increased.   The conflict in Ukraine is only the latest hit to global …

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Success for New Sustainable Solutions

After major investment into new product development in the last year, Southgate is celebrating the success of its new sustainable solutions.   The new launches are part of Southgate’s ongoing mission to lead the industry in developing sustainable packaging alternatives. In the last year, Southgate has launched many new sustainable products including PET Tape made …

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Southgate Launches Safeguard & Optimax Strapping Brochure

Southgate are pleased to announce the launch of the Safeguard and Optimax Strapping Brochure.   Safeguard and Optimax strapping products are manufactured to the highest standards. They are designed to offer superior performance across multiple manufacturing and industrial applications. They are ideal for regular industrial use and provide a wide range of versatile features.   …

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52% Would Pay More for Environmentally Friendly Packaging

New research by Aquapak with UK consumers reveals that over half (52%) would be willing to pay more for environmentally friendly packaging when purchasing clothing and accessories.   This encouraging discovery shows consumers’ dedication to switching to more environmentally friendly packaging.   These were the findings of those who were willing to pay extra for …

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Sustainable Success at Packaging Innovations

Southgate Global enjoyed a successful appearance at this year’s Packaging Innovations, the UK’s leading packaging event.   The event took place from 25th to 26th May 2022 and was held at the NEC in Birmingham. It brought together brands and retailers with hundreds of packaging suppliers to explore the latest industry trends and learn from …

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