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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th June. It aims to raise awareness of the environmental situation our planet is facing.   At Southgate, we are committed to offering sustainable packaging alternatives to significantly reduce packaging waste and plastic content. This follows our mission of promoting a circular carbon economy, with aims to …

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Southgate to Attend Packaging Innovations 2022

Southgate will once again be attending Packaging Innovations on 25th and 26th May 2022. A new stand and layout will be displayed, featuring a range of products suitable across multiple industries.   The head turning RSW6 robotic pallet wrapper will be presented again this year. It is ideal for palletised loads that are too large, …

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The Benefits of AirWave

A common problem with ecommerce and the shipping of goods is the packaging waste. AirWave air cushions offer the solution. Check out the benefits of using AirWave: Protection No packaging material is as flexible as an air cushion wrapper. It’s reliable, adapts to any shape and helps to prevent breakage. It can be used very …

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Preparing for the Plastic Packaging Tax

With the Plastic Packaging Tax being introduced at the start of April 2022, the countdown is on for businesses to reduce the quantity of virgin plastic currently being used.   Why is Plastic Packaging Tax being applied? The plastic tax is being introduced to create higher demand for recycled content. An increase in recycled plastic …

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Southgate Launch Recycled PET Tape

Southgate are continuing to invest in new product development and lead the way for sustainable alternatives with the launch of its PET Tape which is made from 85% recycled plastic. PET Tape has low environmental impact compared to traditional tape and is the most recent product to be added to Southgate’s range of eco-friendly products …

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Increased Demand For Packaging Equipment & Machinery

The ongoing challenge of recruitment in the warehouse sector is being helped by the booming market for equipment and machinery. Southgate Global are reporting sustained growth in demand for its portfolio of packaging equipment which covers mechanised case taping through to shrink wrapping, all of which can help to increase productivity. The warehousing sector is …

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Southgate Launches Pacplan AirWave Pillow Systems Brochure

Pacplan AirWave Air Pillow Systems provide high-quality air cushioning machines, air cushion films, paper pillows and accessories to ensure protection during transport. The air cushion machines are designed to work with AirWave air cushion films which are available in many cushion types and materials. As well as the standard Pacplan Airwave films, home-compostable films, carbon …

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Southgate Upgrade Portal Shopping Experience

Southgate have upgraded its portal to the latest software to enhance the online shopping experience. Magento 2 provides a better customer experience along with a more streamlined checkout and improved security. Benefits include: 24/7 purchasing with access to agreed contractual prices Real-time stock availability 3pm cut off for next day delivery Credit card payments accepted …

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Paper or Plastic?

The continued debate of paper vs plastic has dominated the industry for the majority of the past few years and remains high on the agenda as we enter 2022. With the global climate change conference COP26 having just passed and the Plastic Packaging Tax taking affect from April, the debate is predicted to gain even …

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Sustainable Transit Solutions

All types of packaging for transit – either shipping boxes or cartons are often manufactured from cardboard or corrugated board. They’re designed so that goods reach their intended recipient without damage.  As well as boxes, transit packaging also covers other key areas such as edge protection and pallet wrapping.   This priority for packing and …

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