Strapping bands, also known as strapping or banding, secure and reinforcing packages, pallets, or bundles for shipping, storage, or handling purposes. They can be used in manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing industries. Strapping bands are made from various materials, including polyester, polypropylene, and composite materials.
Polyester (PET) Strapping is for medium to heavy-duty applications. It provides high tensile strength, excellent elongation, and resistance to UV radiation. Polypropylene (PP) strapping is lightweight and less expensive than steel and polyester. It can be used for light to medium-duty applications, such as securing cardboard boxes, bundling products, or palletising lighter loads.
Composite strapping combines the strength of polyester with a polymer coating, enhancing its resistance to weathering and providing a higher break strength. Strapping bands can be applied manually using tensioning tools, seals, or buckles or with the help of automated or semi-automated strapping machines.
The bands are tensioned around the package or pallet, providing stability, preventing shifting or damage during transit, and ensuring the safe handling of goods. Choose the right type and size of the strapping band based on the packaged goods’ weight, dimensions, and nature to ensure proper load containment and security during transportation or storage.