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Views, commentaries, opinions and packaging industry updates from the world of Southgate.

Paper

The Facts on… Paper Packaging Products

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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WAT

Advantages of WAT #5 – Improved Presentation

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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Kitstart

The Facts On… Kitstart Strapping Kits

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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Hotmelt

The Facts on… Hotmelt Glues

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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Strapping tools

The Facts on… Strapping Tools and Machinery

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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Dispensers

The Facts On… Roll Product Dispensers

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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