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Packaging · Fulfilment · Productivity

More than fifty years of packaging industry experience, exceptional service and a policy of global sourcing and innovative product development ensure our customers stay at the forefront of the packaging product market via our sustainable supply chain.

#WeAreSouthgate

Packaging · Fulfilment · Productivity

More than fifty years of packaging industry experience, exceptional service and a policy of global sourcing and innovative product development ensure our customers stay at the forefront of the packaging product market via our sustainable supply chain.

Market leading brands developed specifically for the packaging professional

Purchase over 2,500 products available for next day delivery throughout the UK and Europe.

One Company,
One Team

At Southgate we all share the core
values that guide us...

Team photo of Southgate Packaging staff

One Company, One Team

At Southgate we all share the core values that guide us...

Team photo of Southgate Packaging staff

The Facts on… Paper Packaging Products

20th May 2019

Paper products have been used for generations to pack and protect products. Most contain a high recycled content, are recyclable and biodegradable, and all paper pulp comes from sustainable softwood sources. As we try to reduce the volume of non-degradable plastic packaging finding its way to landfill and polluting our oceans, it’s time we revisited …

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Advantages of WAT #5 – Improved Presentation

13th May 2019

It is now rare for retail products to be presented in plain outer cartons as manufacturers recognise the commercial advantages – anti-fraud, brand promotion, product identification and enhanced perceived value – of custom printed cartons, and consumers are learning to expect a higher level of presentation. But is this being spoilt by the tape used …

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The Facts On… Kitstart Strapping Kits

8th May 2019

Safeguard® KitStart™ strapping kits include everything needed for low volume and first-time users – dispenser, tools, strap and seals. The tools and consumables contained in the kits are genuine Safeguard® and Kinetix® products that can be replenished or replaced from the full range. Kits for 12mm black PP strapping in dispenser box BSK600 with strap …

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The Facts on… Hotmelt Glues

6th May 2019

Hotmelt glue is a thermoplastic combination of polymers, resins and waxes that cures faster and releases less volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than liquid, solvent-based adhesive. By changing these basic ingredients and their relative proportions, characteristics such as melt heat, open time and bond strength can be adjusted to suit the bonding function and method of …

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The Facts on… Strapping Tools and Machinery

29th April 2019

With such a wide range of manual tools and automatic machines, it may be difficult for the newcomer to strapping to know which is the best choice for them. In this blog we hope to make this selection process easier by discussing the various factors that will influence the final decision. Frequency of use How …

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The Facts On… Roll Product Dispensers

25th April 2019

Kraft paper, corrugated paper, bubble film and perforated pallet covers – all packaging products supplied in rolls need some form of dispenser to support their weight, allow them to rotate freely and let the user easily separate the material from the roll at the required length. Probably the most widely-used type is a bench mounted …

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Silica Gel Sachets – Surprising Uses!

22nd April 2019

Silica gel desiccant is essentially a form of sand (silicon dioxide) which is able to absorb up to 40% of its mass in water. It is used in two forms; indicating and non-indicating. Indicating silica gel contains cobalt that causes the crystals to change colour when moisture is absorbed and as cobalt is toxic, care …

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Training Can Cut Knife Injury

15th April 2019

As a knife is such a simple, everyday tool it can sound patronising to suggest that companies should train their staff to use them correctly. But as a report by the US National Safety Council revealed, knife cuts account for about 30% of all workplace injuries and 70% of these are lacerations to fingers and …

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Advantages of WAT #4 – Temperature Tolerance

8th April 2019

In a previous blog in this series we spoke about the permanence of a carton seal when using water activated tape rather than pressure-sensitive plastic tape. This feature is even more noticeable when the tape is subjected to extremes of temperature. The plastics used to make packaging tapes become brittle if exposed to the low …

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The Facts On…Tenzalopes®

6th April 2019

It’s one of those brands that hardly needs introduction to people who Google® (search the internet) for AstroTurf® (grass-like artificial sport and leisure ground covering) download the installation instructions onto a Memory Stick® (portable digital storage device) for them to Xerox® (print on an electronic duplicator) at a later date. They ask the supplier to …

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Southgate® Stretches the Limits of Eco Packaging

1st April 2019

This morning, packaging specialists Southgate will reveal their latest and probably most audacious innovation in eco-friendly packaging materials – Transpal® Elastowrap™ Expanding Kraft Paper. Kraft paper still constitutes a significant percentage of all materials used for manual wrapping and has excellent eco-credentials. Elastowrap will widen the possibilities and ensure an eco-friendly future for an uncertain …

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Sealing Range Expands with V-Type

27th February 2019

Vacuum sealing is widely used in the packaging sector and across many industries, primarily the food sector where the vacuum expels oxygen that causes decay of fresh meat, dairy and vegetable produce, and to extend the shelf life of products such as cured meats and fish, coffee, cereals and nuts. This preservative effect can also …

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Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

25th February 2019

When the doors at NEC Birmingham open on 27-28 February for Packaging Innovations 2019, Southgate will be ready with an exciting range of products that continue their theme of increasing productivity – ‘Fewer Paces, Faster Pace’. Visitors to the stand will see our enthusiastic, approachable team demonstrating products – no perching on bar stools with …

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Your Chance To Win A Samsung Tablet

21st February 2019

Visitors to the Southgate® stand (K48) at Packaging Innovations 2019 will have the chance to win one of two Samsung tablets in a Prize Draw: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, 8” 32GB with WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 7” 8GB with WiFi All they have to do is deposit their business card in a ballot box …

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Southgate® drives new E-Type to market

4th February 2019

The new, innovative E-Type impulse heat sealer features digital technology that increases productivity. Sealing temperature and cycle time are set and adjusted precisely on a digital display, giving more flexible control over seal quality and energy consumption. Adaptive Sealing Cycle Control (ASCC) automatically adjusts sealing and cooling times to suit the working cycle speed so …

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Southgate at Packaging Innovations 2019

17th January 2019

We are excited to announce that we will be showing the way to a leaner, greener future on Stand K48 at this year’s Packaging Innovations show at the NEC, Birmingham on 27-28 February. Register for Packaging Innovations for free by clicking here Under the mantra of ‘fewer paces, faster pace’ we will be presenting a …

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Southgate Launches New Website

7th January 2019

Following the merge of Adpac and Southgate Packaging into one new entity – Southgate® – the company has completely rebuilt its website from the ground up to reflect its new dynamics as a solutions provider for packaging, fulfilment and productivity. The new site will also host regular blogs on a wide spectrum of subjects covering …

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Staff Putting a Spin on Giving

24th December 2018

Southgate’s Charity Table Tennis Championship started in October with 24 staff members participating in the first round. The finals were scheduled for Friday 21st December, with the winner nominating a charity to receive a Southgate donation. As the tournament progressed, brothers Craig and Dale Turner seemed likely to meet each other in the semi-finals, with …

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Southgate Supports Stroke Association

20th December 2018

Five years ago, Southgate’s Managing Director Marcus Turner suffered a severe and unexpected stroke at the age of 43. The company corporate structure was such that Southgate was able to recover quickly from this setback but on a personal level, Marcus’ plight touched everyone throughout the company. His colleagues watched with increasing astonishment as, with …

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Order on the go with the new Southgate shop

10th October 2018

The new Southgate online shop launched for distributors at the end of September. With real-time stock availability and agreed contractual prices, the new website enables placing an order from anywhere at anytime. Over 1,500 products are currently listed on the Southgate shop, from strapping and tape dispensers, to heat sealers and stretch wrappers. The easy …

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We have it covered

Map of UK

With over 700 UK distributors there is a Southgate product source near you.

Find your preferred distributor

European Sales

Southgate also has a number of dedicated European distributors
Find your preferred distributor