Strapping

Steel, Polypropylene, and Polyester Strapping

The strapping material you choose for your packaging operations will greatly affect your load containment, so it’s important to understand the different materials available and their intended uses. Each type of strapping offers unique benefits and advantages for your application.                                                                                 

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Strapping Knowledge

Different types of strapping joints are available to help you secure a load with steel strapping. Once your steel strapping is applied, you need to close it by creating a secure joint where the two ends meet. The integrity of your strapping joint determines the integrity of your entire unitized load, so it’s important to choose the right type of joint for your specific application.

Those who work with strapping know there are two main types of strength to understand, which are break strength and tensile strength. Each play an important role in the security of your strapping, and therefore, the stability of your unitized load. Knowing how to measure these strengths and how to differentiate them is crucial if you want to apply your strapping successfully.

There are two important characteristics of plastic strapping that determine how effective it will be, which are elongation recovery and retained tension. These two features of plastic strapping work together to provide durable protection and tight load holding capabilities. You need both of these characteristics to be precise if you want to send and receive secure packages.