When your business requires packages secured with something more than tape, strapping packaging fits the bill. Most businesses eventually rely on shipping or storing large boxes and packages. Industry and construction companies ship heavy products by rail or truck with strapping. In-house packaging requires manual strapping tools or strapping machines for greater output.
Packaging materials typically come in steel or plastic rolls. Each product contains length, width, strength and for steel strapping—thickness. The most important factor in strapping materials concerns retaining strength and elasticity to compensate for loss of tension during shipping. Steel strapping offers strength. Polypropylene strapping, considered the most common product used, provides price economy. Polyester presents greater strength over polypropylene. When ordering strapping supplies consider the following:
1. Choose your strapping material type by size of packaging—light, heavy or industrial.
2. Determine the correct construction characteristics of the strapping material needed for your business.
3. Look for the right strapping tool or machine for packaging.
Find steel strapping materialWhat steel strapping loses in elasticity, it gains in strength. Coils typically weigh more than 100 lbs. with lightweight portable coils 10 to 15 lbs. Consider rust and corrosion resistant zinc-coated coils for long-term outdoor storage.
Locate industrial strapping materialsThese plastic and steel strapping manufacturers and suppliers offer solutions for your business. Products include strapping machines, tools and materials.
Get plastic strapping materialPolyester strapping provides savings in cost per foot over steel for heavy duty binding that includes packaging lumber and pallets. Polypropylene offers cost advantage for light to heavy duty applications.
Choose strapping suppliesThese companies combined provide the complete package for your business needs. Common items include tools, machines, steel or plastic strapping and boxes.
Consider strapping tools and machinesGet the right type of manual strapping tools in many sizes and shapes. For enhanced production, select a battery, electric or pneumatic tool.
- For getting optimal performance from steel strapping material, consider painted and waxed coatings for better results with automatic or manual tools.