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STEEL AND POLY STRAPPING

Both steel and poly strapping serve the essential function of maintaining the integrity and
security of goods throughout the logistics chain, from the point of packaging to the final destination.

SECURING AND STABILIZING LOADS

Steel and poly strapping are two widely used materials in the packaging and shipping industry, each serving specific purposes and offering unique benefits. The materials function as reinforcement to bundle items together or attach them securely to shipping containers, pallets, or crates, ensuring that the contents are held firmly in place and protected from shifting, falling, or suffering damage during transit. The choice between the two typically depends on the specific needs of the load, including weight, size, and the level of stress it might encounter.

STEEL STRAPPING

Steel strapping, known for its high strength and durability, is a traditional choice for securing heavy loads, ideal for items needing significant load retention during transit. Its applications span securing industrial goods like metals, construction materials, and heavy machinery. The key benefit of steel strapping is its exceptional strength and minimal stretch, ensuring loads stay secure under tough conditions. It withstands sharp edges and high temperatures, making it suitable for various industrial settings. Available in multiple widths and thicknesses, it allows for customization based on load requirements.

POLY STRAPPING

Poly strapping, crafted from plastics, offers a modern, versatile alternative to steel strapping for palletizing and bundling lighter loads such as packaged goods and machinery. It comes in two types: polyester, with high tensile strength and elongation, suitable for applications needing durable tension retention and resistance to environmental factors, and polypropylene, lighter and more flexible, ideal for items requiring less tension, being the most cost-effective option for light to medium-duty tasks.

Poly strapping’s advantages include safety and ease of use, with no sharp edges, reducing injury risk. It’s corrosion-resistant, enhancing durability in various environments, and its lightweight nature may lower shipping costs. Polyester strapping maintains tension over time and withstands weather and UV radiation, whereas polypropylene, though economical and easy to handle, offers lower break strength and is prone to tension loss.

THE IMPORTANCE OF STRAPPING
IN PACKAGING & SHIPPING

Strapping plays a critical role in maintaining the safety, integrity, and efficiency of goods during their transportation and storage.

Protects Goods

By stabilizing loads, it reduces the risk of damage, keeping items intact and protected from the stresses of transportation.

Enhances Safety

Proper strapping minimizes the risk of accidents or injuries caused by unsecured or shifting cargo.

Improves Handling Efficiency

Strapped loads are easier and safer to handle and move with forklifts and other equipment or machinery.

Secures Loads

Strapping ensures that items are tightly bundled or secured to pallets, preventing movement or shifting during transport.

Facilitates Storage

Neatly strapped goods take up less space and can be stacked more efficiently, optimizing warehouse storage.

Customizable Tensioning

Allows for adjustable tension to suit different load requirements, ensuring optimal security without damaging the goods.

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