Strapping is an age-old message popular in industrial environments to help combine and stabilise bundles and pallets, keeping them secure and functioning correctly for when the time comes for them to be in transit. It is a crucial step in packaging because stacks of bundles and supplies would get damaged, which can be very costly.
What is strapping primarily used for?
Strapping is primarily used in the packaging industry, although it is also famous for industrial purposes. A great example of this will be if a section of pipe and stainless steel beams need to be stripped for transit. They will often be strapped together using galvanised steel strapping. There are other popular uses for strapping, which include the following:
- Reinforcing wooden boxes and crates
- Securing unit loads
- Keeping coils of paper or steel together
- Stabilising items on flatbeds
- Closing shipping containers
- Attaching items to pallets and skids
Believe it or not, paper can also be a strapping tool.
Other types of strapping involve numerous materials such as polyester (much like our Poly blue strapping machine roll), nylon, and composite. All of this is loosely dependent on the type of material that requires it to be bundled together. If you are dealing with material on the lighter and smaller side, paper or polyester should be your go-to, and if your material is more on the large and heavy side, go with steel.
You may also like the following:
- Polywoven Strap Dispenser
- Tensioner Poly Strapping Standard
- Polyester Strapping Green Embossed
- Poly Strapping