Choosing the Best Strapping Option

Choosing the best strapping option can be a daunting task. There are many different types of strapping, and each style has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Polyester is one such type of strapping material that we will discuss in this article. The following blog post discusses three things you need to know about polyester: what it is, how it compares with steel, and when to use it.

1) What Is Polyester? Polyester strapping material is an economical way for shippers to bundle packages securely during transit without requiring additional tools or equipment beyond the standard box knife or other cutting device used for opening boxes containing individual parcels. It’s also often used as a replacement wrap for items that have their package. However, polyester strapping material does not offer the level of security that steel provides for this purpose.

 However, this method has its advantages, some of these are the following:

  • Polyester strapping is a low-cost option for holding together fragile or irregularly shaped items.
  • It can be used as an alternative to stretch wrap, which has many of the same benefits and drawbacks as polyester strapping material. 
  • Since it’s so easy to reuse this type of product after opening a box, it can be an economical choice for bundling lightweight items.

When to use Polyester Strapping: 

  • Items that are irregularly shaped or fragile and don’t need a higher level of security than polyester strapping material provides.
  • When there’s no need to lock down the weight during transit, and you want to cut down on costs. 
  • When not using stretch wrap will do since the adhesiveness of polyester strapping material is comparable to that of stretch wrap.
  • For bundling lightweight items together in one box during transit, you want a more economical option than steel strapping would provide for this purpose.
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When it comes to steel strapping, many different types of steel strapping can be used for specific purposes. 

What Type Is It? 

Wire-reinforced steel is one common type of steel strapping material, and it’s commonly used in the shipping industry for securing pallets or heavy boxes during transit. This type of steel strapping has a round wire embedded inside to increase its strength and protect it from bending under load. This is important because this type of steel typically isn’t as strong overall as other classes with no wire reinforcement.

 However, wire-reinforced steel strapping also has its disadvantages. Some of these are the following:

  • It’s one of the most expensive types of steel strapping. 
  • Since it must be cut off by hand with a specialized tool called metal snippers, wire-reinforced steel is typically only used in cases where welded or buckled straps will not do. 
  • It can be used to secure items together during transit. Still, it’s less commonly used for this purpose than other types of steel strapping due to the need for specialized tools and equipment beyond a box knife or other cutting device needed to cut off wire-reinforced straps from one another. When to Use Wire-Reinforced Strapping: 
  • If you need to cut steel straps with a concrete thickness, the use of wire reinforcement can allow for this.
  • For securing heavy boxes or pallets during transit because it’s one of the most substantial types of steel strapping available. When Not to Use Wire-Reinforced Steel Strapping: 
  • If you don’t need to secure together heavy boxes or pallets during transit. 
  • For securing fragile items that are likely to be damaged by the wire reinforcement of this type of steel strapping material. Wire-reinforced steel is one specific type of steel strapping with its unique benefits and drawbacks,