Strapping material help make shifting secured

Strapping material help make shifting secured

Polyester Strapping

Polyester strapping is the most commonly used polymer strapping material. Its strength and durability have made it the most commonly used material to replace steel strapping.

Features and Benefits of Polyester Strapping:

  • Strongest of Plastic Strapping
  • High Break Strength
  • High Levels of Tension
  • Greater Elongation
  • Greater Elongation

Polyester Strapping is Ideal For:

  • Medium to Heavy Duty Loads like construction materials
  • Loads that may settle, expand or contract during shipping
  • Loads that are susceptible to impacts or shifting environments like ships
  • Reinforcing heavy packages and loads

The high level of elongation and recovery make polyester strapping ideal for packaging loads that are susceptible to shifting. The elongation provided by the polyester strap helps to minimize the effect of sudden shifts in momentum. As the load shifts, the straps elongate lessening the force of a sudden shift. The straps recovery capabilities then pull the load back into the original position.

Polypropylene Strapping

Polypropylene strapping is an economical strapping material compared to other materials. It’s designed for light to medium duty unitizing, palletizing and bundling. Consistent pressure to polypropylene strapping can result in unrecoverable dead stretch and inability to return to its original length.

Features and Benefits of Polypropylene Strapping:

  • Economical
  • Highest Level of Elongation
  • Little Recovery
  • Low Strength

Polypropylene Strapping is Ideal For:

  • Light to Medium Duty Unitizing
  • Short Transportation Trips
  • Loads Protected from Environmental Conditions
Loads Protected from Environmental Conditions

There are many types of fasteners and buckles that can be used to fasten plastic strapping. Like steel strapping, metal buckles can be used with a crimping tool for both manual and automatic equipment. Strapping buckles are made in metal, plastic and wire. Some sealers interlock the strapping material and do not require an external buckle. Heat seal can be created with a friction or heat welding process where the straps are partially melted to form together.