STP http://www.southerntapes.ie Since its establishment in 1984, STP has proudly evolved into an all-encompassing packaging company. Located at Forge Hill, Cork, Ireland | 1890 757 757 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:43:47 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Workplace Wellbeing Went Down Very Well in the STP Office! http://www.southerntapes.ie/workplace-wellbeing-went-well-stp-office/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/workplace-wellbeing-went-well-stp-office/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:20:46 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=8691 We’re a generally happy bunch here at STP HQ, we like to think we’re fit and healthy, your body is a temple and all that! But it really is no harm to remind ourselves every once in a while; that we need to eat well and exercise regularly, for a healthy body and mind. National […]

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We’re a generally happy bunch here at STP HQ, we like to think we’re fit and healthy, your body is a temple and all that! But it really is no harm to remind ourselves every once in a while; that we need to eat well and exercise regularly, for a healthy body and mind.

National Workplace Wellbeing Day takes place in March every year, and they spread a really positive message to employees and employers alike. We decided to have a little fun with it this year. We took it right back to our National school days, and organised an egg and spoon race with some of our lovely staff.

We also made sure to have a few post-race healthy treats on hand for the participants. A great day all round ūüôā Looking forward to next year already, we’re thinking of a three legged race, keeps us young!

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Easter Egg Donations to Dublin Simon Community & Cork Penny Dinners http://www.southerntapes.ie/easter-eggs-donations-dublin-simon-community-cork-penny-dinners/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/easter-eggs-donations-dublin-simon-community-cork-penny-dinners/#respond Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:49:48 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=8693 We’ve seen the fantastic work that the teams behind Dublin Simon Community and Cork Penny Dinners carry out day to day. Their dedication and hard work make a huge difference to the lives of people that need it most, we think they’re simply amazing! It was our pleasure to meet with both charities this week, […]

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We’ve seen the fantastic work that the teams behind Dublin Simon Community and Cork Penny Dinners carry out day to day. Their dedication and hard work make a huge difference to the lives of people that need it most, we think they’re simply amazing!

It was our pleasure to meet with both charities this week, we wanted to check out their amazing work for ourselves. While we were at it, we decided to bring along 100 Easter eggs with us.

These two fantastic organisations provide a warm meal and a place of refuge for the people of Cork and Dublin, we are constantly inspired by them and wanted to play a small part in their great work for Easter.

We dropped off 50 Easter eggs at both locations, we really wanted to give a little Easter treat for those that might not usually get one. We’re a charitable bunch here at STP, what can we say!

We had a fantastic morning and were delighted to meet everybody on the day. Keep up the amazing work and a sincere thank you from all of us at STP for the work that you do for everybody else.

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STP Spotlight: HP Nutrition http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-spotlight-hp-nutrition/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-spotlight-hp-nutrition/#respond Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:47:56 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=8645 Now that January’s over, so are many people’s fitness resolutions. All those gym membership cards are gathering dust in our wallets and the healthy eating plans are being replaced with the takeaway menu. Luckily, we have HP Nutrition to keep us on the straight and narrow. Their online store is jam-packed with everything you might […]

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Now that January’s over, so are many people’s fitness resolutions. All those gym membership cards are gathering dust in our wallets and the healthy eating plans are being replaced with the takeaway menu. Luckily, we have HP Nutrition to keep us on the straight and narrow. Their online store is jam-packed with everything you might need for pre-gym or post-gym sustenance, or for some all-round¬†healthy snack options. They’ve become Ireland’s leading performance and health website.

Bulk-buy Your Vitamins!

But of course it’s not all fitness products they offer, there are health conscious options too, with a huge range of vitamins you can buy in bulk. They offer specified supplements and vitamins for focused areas like immune support and joint support. And they also sell bulk multi-vitamins, for more everyday general use. Their one-a-day vitamins are great for that daily boost and contain essential minerals to work well together when entering your system. There’s 12 vitamins in total in the blend, with a range of beneficial B vitamins and 11 minerals. Best of all? If you order before three pm you’ve got next day delivery. Now that’s efficient!

Social Media Discounts

With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, there’s plenty ways you can keep up to date with all their latest offers and product updates. If you’re confused as to what protein might work best for you, or what post-gym snack suits your fitness needs – the guys can advise you what options are best.

With weekly offers and bulk-buy deals, there’s plenty bargains to be found week-by-week. So getting your fitness resolution back on track won’t break the bank, with the help of HP Nutrition. Their website showcases their comprehensive catalogue which you can check out here.¬†Happy shopping!

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STP Spotlight: O’ Crualao√≠ Butchers http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-spotlight-o-crualaoi-butchers/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-spotlight-o-crualaoi-butchers/#respond Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:00:20 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=8622 In case you didn’t know, Southern Tapes and Packaging is a family-run company, and proud of it! We often feel this is the key to our longevity and our success, to have a tight-knit family unit at the helm! Suffice to say, we love to work with other family-run businesses, like ourselves. And who’s a […]

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In case you didn’t know, Southern Tapes and Packaging is a family-run company, and proud of it!

We often feel this is the key to our longevity and our success, to have a tight-knit family unit at the helm! Suffice to say, we love to work with other family-run businesses, like ourselves. And who’s a better example of a family-run company than O’ Crualao√≠ butchers from Cork?¬†Kevin and M√°ire set up the business in 1957, and their son Micheal √ď Crualao√≠ now proudly carries on the tradition. Micheal continues to maintain the √ď Crualao√≠ ‚Äėfood philosophy‚Äô that was instilled in him from a young age and it really shows.

We’ve worked alongside¬†the O’ Crualao√≠ family over the years, and have become firm fans of their premium produce (along with everyone else in Cork!). The first outlet was opened in Ballincollig, but down to their huge following, they now have five locations across the county. Pretty impressive! They really have evolved with the times and now offer party food platters and even event catering. For those with larger orders, they have conveniently added the option of placing an order online for delivery. Check out their impressive website here.

A favourite of ours here at STP is their¬†Real Food for Fitness¬†products, which has been a huge success. The range offers healthier options for turkey beef and chicken lovers, to keep the January fitness resolutions going! Their just-launched lunch options are delicious, and are ideal¬†for those of us who may be a little too lazy to do some meal-prep each week. We especially love the homemade Chicken Peanut Satay pot, it’s gluten free, low in calories and carbs and only five euro. A steal!

If you haven’t already experienced¬†O’ Crualao√≠’s, you’re really missing out. They’re true experts with a huge range of meat and fitness options, and they’re really nice people too!

 

 

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Retail Bags for Every Use! http://www.southerntapes.ie/check-huge-supply-retail-bags/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/check-huge-supply-retail-bags/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:04:43 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=8578 As you already know, we are the packaging experts (not to brag or anything!). We supply everything from packaging machinery to tapes to safety knives to bubble wrap. Oh and we also offer expert machinery servicing with our very own engineers. But we are so much more than all of that! We also offer a […]

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As you already know, we are the packaging experts (not to brag or anything!). We supply everything from packaging machinery to tapes to safety knives to bubble wrap. Oh and we also offer expert machinery servicing with our very own engineers. But we are so much more than all of that!

We also offer a huge supply of retail bags for all your packaging needs. Here’s a run-down of our multi-use retail bags;

Crimp Bags

Crimp Bags; Back lap, bottom crimp seal bags. Crimp bags have a whole variety of applications from packaging salad or fresh vegetables in the supermarket, to all types of confectionery, pot pourri, pet foods etc. These are manufactured in food grade material, making them perfect for pretty much any food product, as well as non food products. See more here.

Titan Bag

 

Titan Bags; Of the¬†crimp bag variety, the base seal is folded over and taped. This style of bag has a back overlap seal and a crimp seal across the bottom which is folded over and a length of tape is applied for added strength. The tape application also creates a type of block bottom base to ‚Äėstand up‚Äô better than a normal crimp bag. Great for packing all types of edibles! Get them here.

Snack Packs

Snack Packs; Does exactly what it says on the tin Рall-in-one packaging kits for food such as sandwiches and wraps. You can order them here.

Doypack Pouch Bags

Doypack Pouch Bags; These guys can be ordered plain or printed and also with or without our re-sealable tape for ease of wrapping your product. We manufacture sheets in various materials including polypropylene and cellophane. Great for craft-style products as well as food too! Find them here.

Crystal Bag

Cone Bag

Cone and Crystal Bags; Our conical shaped bags are a unique style of plastic bag perfect for a variety of uses, particularly food products. For more info click here. Crystal bags are side-sealed with a 5mm crimp weld and bottom folded. Available with or without a bottom gusset, check them out here.

Packing Bag, light duty

Packing Bags;¬†These bags come in light, medium and heavy duty for multiple uses.¬†They’re most suitable for use with food and are of food grade quality. Oh and of course all such polythene bags are recyclable with other polythene materials! Take a look here.¬†

Block bottom bag, cross bottom type

Block bottom Bags; Cross Bottom Bags are made from polypropylene and open out at the bottom easily to fill your product. The rectangular base enables them to stand up nicely on their own. Cross bottom bags are available with or without a silver cardboard base and are ideal for sweets, cakes and all types of confectionary. They can also be used for non-food products such as cosmetic items and potpourri. They can be heat sealed at the top or simply tied up with ribbon, string or lace Рtake a further look here. 

Manufactured with side gussets and a rectangular base, square opening sachet bags are another style of block bottom bag that we can offer – get them here.

Medium polythene bag

Clear Polythene Bags; Used as protection for art and furniture in storage, food packaging, box liners, packing goods in transit, stocking nuts, bolts and electronic parts, retail display, sale of goods in craft and pet shops…. and even the bag for your local fair goldfish! Get them here.

Oh and did you know we offer next-day-delivery on 100’s of items? You can check out our full retail bag catalogue right here!

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A Marathon, Not A Sprint http://www.southerntapes.ie/marathon-not-sprint/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/marathon-not-sprint/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 06:22:59 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=8148 The beginning of June marks the start to the summer season, and is¬†a time when 1000’s of people head to Cork to run like mad things around the city¬†for the day.¬†A bit like christmas, only less carol singers.¬†I’m talking, of course about the Cork City Marathon. The 2016 Cork city Marathon will take place on […]

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The beginning of June marks the start to the summer season, and is¬†a time when 1000’s of people head to Cork to run like mad things around the city¬†for the day.¬†A bit like christmas, only less carol singers.¬†I’m talking, of course about the Cork City Marathon.

The 2016 Cork city Marathon will take place on Monday June 6th, starting at 9am

At Southern Tapes & Packaging we¬†are delighted to be helping this year’s Cork City Marathon be as eco friendly as possible by sponsoring the event with clear recycling sacks so that the many many MANY water bottles can be disposed of properly for recycling.

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waterbottlesAll water stations for the event will be stocked with 250ml sports-cap bottles, and will be stationed every 2 Р3 miles. And while we are aware that saving the planet may one of the last things on the mind of a marathon runner mid-race, we would kindly ask all runners to drop used bottles close to a water station where the hard working volunteers can retrieve them.

Please do not throw used bottles into hedges, fields, gardens and especially not into the river.

Lets keep it clean, like!

Best of luck to everyone taking part in this year’s event!
To find out lots more information about the Cork City Marathon, just visit the Cork City Marathon Website

Bye for now,

Paul

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Wood Working. Personalising Old Pallets. http://www.southerntapes.ie/wood-working-personalising-old-pallets/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/wood-working-personalising-old-pallets/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:11:31 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=8008 As you all know, we are firm believers in doing our bit for the environment, so when we stumbled across this website called Pallet Designs, we were more than impressed. At STP we deal with hundreds of pallets on a daily basis along with thousands of other companies worldwide no doubt. We are always looking […]

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image 1As you all know, we are firm believers in doing our bit for the environment, so when we stumbled across this website called Pallet Designs, we were more than impressed.

At STP we deal with hundreds of pallets on a daily basis along with thousands of other companies worldwide no doubt. We are always looking at ways to recycle what we can from our warehouse so when we saw what Pallet Designs had created from used pallets we felt we had to share it with you.

Their website demonstrates several ways to reuse pallets but some of our favourite were definitely in the Pallet Garden section.

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The idea of turning a pallet into a mini wheelbarrow may seem impossible to some but not for this creative eco warrior! We love the idea of using it as a flower pot.

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Next is the vegetable patch with the vibrant colours that we couldn’t get enough of. Very simple idea but makes the whole garden really stand out.

 

And finally we had to share the swing! Who could resist lounging in this after a tough day at the office?

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We were feeling inspired after seeing what a few pallets, a hammer and a bit of imagination could do so we decided to design our own stand for our sister company Down2Earth Materials. We now use this for all of our exhibitions and we love it!  image 5

Till next time,

Ash

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STP FREEBIE: 2016 Wall Planners http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-freebie-2016-wall-planners/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-freebie-2016-wall-planners/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:18:39 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=6872 What, it’s 2016??? Wasn’t last¬†summer only¬†3¬†minutes ago?? If you are as baffled by how quickly the months fly be as we are, you may like our latest STP FREEBIE: The 2016 Wall Planner!! Yours to download, print and use to get the most out of this year! STP 2016 Year Planner – Click to Download […]

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What, it’s 2016??? Wasn’t last¬†summer only¬†3¬†minutes ago??

If you are as baffled by how quickly the months fly be as we are, you may like our latest STP FREEBIE: The 2016 Wall Planner!!

Yours to download, print and use to get the most out of this year!

STP 2016 Year Planner – Click to Download

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Wishing all our customers a happy and prosperous 2016.

The STP Team

 

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STP announced as a finalist in the SFA awards 2016 http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-announced-as-a-finalist-in-the-sfa-awards-2016/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/stp-announced-as-a-finalist-in-the-sfa-awards-2016/#respond Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:17:02 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=6707 The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2016 have been officially announced by AJ Noonan, SFA Chairman and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel, with SOUTHERN TAPES & PACKAGING announced as a contender for 2016’s Sustainability Award. Speaking about the Awards AJ Noonan said: The SFA National Small Business Awards are now entering […]

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The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2016 have been officially announced by AJ Noonan, SFA Chairman and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel, with SOUTHERN TAPES & PACKAGING announced as a contender for 2016’s Sustainability Award.

Speaking about the Awards AJ Noonan said:

The SFA National Small Business Awards are now entering their twelfth year and I could not be more proud to be part of such a prestigious awards programme. The companies that have been announced as finalists this year represent all that is good about small business. The people behind these companies are dynamic, diligent and determined,


SFA Awards 2016 (Finalist)The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry. Southern Tapes & Packaging have been nominated as finalists for their work in developing the eco food packaging aspect of their business called Down2Earth Materials. Established in 2009 to supply local food producers with a small range of eco packaging options, STP have grown it into a business that now supplies the largest range of compostable catering disposables to over 400 businesses throughout Ireland.

repacawardsIn 2014 Down2Earth Materials proudly won an IRISH REPAK AWARD for its commitment to the education and implementation of eco-conscious packaging in Ireland, and everyone at STP is hoping to have a shiny, new SFA award to add to their trophy cabinet in 2016!

 

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A WEDDING ALL WRAPPED UP! http://www.southerntapes.ie/wedding/ http://www.southerntapes.ie/wedding/#respond Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:40:28 +0000 http://www.southerntapes.ie/?p=6611 How About This for a Creative Use of Pallet Wrap!!! To celebrate the wedding day of David Breakey and Stephanie Kingston last July, Stephanie’s father Trevor Kingston came up with this inspired use of straw bails and pallet wrap! We were delighted to be able to help make his vision a reality by supplying the […]

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weddingbailsHow About This for a Creative Use of Pallet Wrap!!!

To celebrate the wedding day of David Breakey and Stephanie Kingston last July, Stephanie’s father Trevor Kingston came up with this inspired use of straw bails and pallet wrap!

We were delighted to be able to help make his vision a reality by supplying the wrap for this art project!! We love to see creative use of ordinary packaging materials, and this one, so far, has to top the ‘most creative’ list!!

Big thank you to Trevor for sending us this picture and BIG congratulations to David and Stephanie!!

If anyone has any more art projects in mind be sure to contact us!!

Bye for now,

Paul

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