Over the two-day event Southgate showcased its range of new product launches, with a 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.
Visitors were able to watch the RSW6 Robotic Pallet Wrapper being demonstrated – ideal for palletised loads that are too large, heavy, or unstable to be wrapped on a traditional turntable machine.
The OP320 Optimax Shredder was also on stand, showing how old carboard packaging can be turned into high-bulk void fill.
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.”
Smith added that since the new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) was announced, Southgate has been advising businesses on how to reduce waste and plastic use.
“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.”