Strapping Products

  • When Should You Use Poly Strapping

    Poly StrappingEvery once in a while you need to use strapping. Basically, this is because strapping makes it possible for bundles of items to be strapped together. This is generally done to ship or store these items securely. By strapping items, the life of the product is extended because it is safe at all times, but it also allows you to have more space. This, in turn, means it is easier to get to items if you need to use them again. Furthermore, poly strapping increases the safety of storage, particularly if you store items on racks. By not bundling them, pieces could fall off and either break or injure somebody.

    However, there are many different types of poly strapping available on the market. So how do you know whether or not poly strapping is the right type of strapping to use? Naturally, all that can be given are recommendations, there are no laws stating that you have to use poly strapping. If you are unsure, it is always best to speak to a professional about whether or not you are using the right type of strapping. As a rule of thumb, you should multiply the weight of the items you are strapping by one and a half and divide this by the number of straps. This gives you the strapping’s tensile requirement. By performing this calculation, you will be able to ascertain whether or not the strapping you intend to use is strong enough, or whether you need to look at stronger types of strapping. There are many different types of strapping available, including steel, so you should be able to find the right one for you.

    So, when can you use which type of strapping? There are actually two types of poly strapping. The first is polyester. This is the strongest strapping material in the plastic materials. It can take on very high levels of initial tension and this tension can be retained for a very long period of time, particularly when compared to other types of plastic strapping. Furthermore, polyester is very environmentally correct because it is easy to recycle and it can be provided in machine grade. The second type is polypropylene strapping. This is a far more economical type of strapping. However, just because it’s cheaper doesn’t mean it isn’t any good. It has very high break strength (up to 2000#) and it can be provided in lots of different colors. This is particularly useful for storing things that are color coordinated. For instance, if each department in a warehouse has a certain color, then the color of the polypropylene can indicate which materials need to go to which department. Very often, polypropylene strapping is used to reinforce packaging and is generally combined with cardboard boxes.

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