Packaging strapping material is used to bundle up products and carry them safely during shipment. With so many options of strapping materials, knowing which one is the best for you can be overwhelming. Each strapping material comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
This blog talks about different types of strapping materials you can use for packaging along with their key benefits.
First, let’s start with what is strapping?
Strapping is the process of tying items together and holding them in one place during transit. It is extensively used in the construction, shipping and packaging industries. The strapping process works by holding the items together which minimises the chances of product damage.
The various applications of packaging strapping:
Strapping materials such as poly strapping and steel strapping are used to secure heavy weight loads and transport them safely. The strapping materials are primarily used for bundling and securing cartons. They offer multiple applications; they are widely used in the manufacturing and transport industry. From carrying construction materials to railroad shipping, the strapping serves an array of functions.
Factors to consider while choosing packaging strapping
Product Dimensions: To determine the type of strapping material, you need to assess the weight and dimensions of your products. Here is an example, when selecting the plastic strap clips, ensure they are strong enough to maintain stability during transit.
Distance of Shipping: To cover a longer distance, you need a strapping material such as strap clips that are sturdy and eliminates movement during cargo transit. A wider and strong strapping material will allow you to ship heavy loads.
Total Tensile Strength: The strapping material must have high tensile strength only then you’ll be able to carry heavy loads without breaking them. Identifying the number of straps used per load will help you choose the right material.
Different types of strapping packaging materials
Stainless Steel Strapping
Steel strapping is a popular choice among customers. Made from superior quality steel and chromium, it is a well-suited material with high strength. This material is highly resistant to corrosion and can be used for a longer time. Steel strapping is an excellent material for supporting heavy loads and materials.
Poly strapping is available in a variety of tensile strengths and widths. You can choose the right strapping depending on the type of load you want to transport. It is comparatively cheaper and offers a flexible packaging solution. The straps being highly flexible do not break easily. It can be applied manually without the use of automated machines. It is typically used for shipping hardwood floors and appliances.
Polyester strapping is also known as woven strapping and is used to strap metals, tiles and bricks. This type of strapping has a smooth texture and is created using recycled materials. With high-tensile strength, this strapping material also has good thermal tolerance.
Tips for choosing the right strapping materials
- Choose the right strapping material depending on the weight and size of your load
- Consider the road conditions during transit
- Think about the length of time during transport
- Compare the flexibility and retained tension properties of the various strapping materials
- Choose an appropriate sealing method
Need help selecting the right packaging strapping or plastic strap clips?
CSD Packaging offers a selection of quality strapping materials and other strapping tools. We have a team of experts who will help you find the right packaging materials. Keep your business running by having the perfect strapping tools and resources.
Contact us on 03 9729 2775 and talk to our strapping experts.