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 sector-focused content.


Southgate featured a new stand showcasing its wide range of new product launches to potential buyers.


To highlight the focus on sustainability, products on display included: the RSW6 Robotic Pallet Wrapper, BP555 Tape Dispenser, PWN4 Air Pillow System, OP320 Optimax Shredder and Xtegra Tegrabond Water Activated Tape Case Taper.


Darren Smith, Head of Marketing at Southgate, said: “We were blown away with the response we received at Packaging Innovations. We were very excited to be exhibiting again after the success of the 2020 event, and once more, it proved itself to be the best place to showcase e-commerce packaging solutions. As demand continues to increase for sustainable alternatives for secondary and protective packaging, it provided the perfect platform to display our expanding range.”


Southgate is committed to developing alternative products to drastically reduce waste and plastic content and promote the idea of a circular economy.


Since the new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) was first announced, Southgate has been advising and encouraging businesses to embrace the global solution to eliminating waste.


Smith said: “In the lead up to the tax being introduced, we have been working hard developing NPD which meets the criteria and offers an environmentally friendly alternative. Our goal has been to have an eco-friendly alternative for all our packaging products, which we made sure to demonstrate at the exhibition.”


Visitors were able to watch the show stopping RSW6 Robotic Pallet Wrapper in action again at the exhibition. It’s ideal for palletised loads that are too large or unstable to be wrapped on a regular turntable machine.


Those looking for sustainable e-commerce alternatives could also see the OP320 Optimax Shredder in action to demonstrate how easy it is to turn old carboard packaging into high-bulk void fill. Shredders reduce the costs of disposal and provide free, environmentally friendly packing material.


Smith added: “As I’m sure the industry will agree, we’re very happy to see in-person events thriving once again. Being able to demonstrate the products first-hand and discuss the benefits to visitors is so valuable and an aspect of our role we had missed dearly.”

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