Plastic Strapping Information & Uses

Plastic strapping is used in a variety of situations. Plastic strapping is commonly used for load stabilization and unitizing products together. Many people choose to use a combination of stretch film, and strapping to help secure loads of different sizes and weights.

Polypropylene strapping is the most common type of strapping. It can be used with a variety of packages and loads. There are a multiple seal types that can be used with polypropylene strapping. In an upcoming post we will highlight the variety of seals that can be used for strapping. We offer two types of finishes on our polypropylene strapping.

The first and most common finish we offer is an embossed finish. The embossed finish gives extra texture and adds friction to the strapping. The embossed finish offers a diamond-shaped finish that allows more friction and slip resistance to buckles and seals. To much embossing can compromise the strength of the strapping.

Polypropylene strapping is also offered in a smooth finish. All of our Polyester strapping comes in a smooth finish. The smooth finish allows the plastic strapping to be stronger and is intended for heavier loads. Strapping with a smooth finish has a much higher tensile strength than strapping with an embossed finish.

Polyester strapping, commonly referred to PET strapping is the strongest of plastic strapping materials. Polyester strapping is often used as an alternative to steel strapping because of the strength it provides, and the ability to reduce the overall weight of the load. Polyester strapping is used with a variety of hand and machine sealing tools.

We offer a large variety of sealing tools and machines to assist you in sealing your plastic strapping. If you do not find what you need online, feel free to call us at 1-800-441-5090.

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