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Facts About Strapping

Non-Metallic (Plastic) Strapping

More resilient and less dimensionally stable than steel. Under tension they may continue to grow in length for a time, some will stretch under load, seldom used where continuous high tension is required. Their resilience keeps them tight on packages that settle or shrink.


Dimensionally stable under normal loads. It does not creep or stretch, nor does it have elastic memory. Steel is well sUited for heavy weight bundles, bales, non-compressible loads, or sharp, difficult loads.


Steel should be used on sharp comers, however, steel strapping can cut into product such as corrugated Use plastic strapping on corrugated cartons.


Plastic strapping is safer and easier to handle, cut, dispose and recycle.

Which Product Should You Use?

When to Use Steel

  • Pallet Weighs 3000 Ibs. Or more
  • Sharp Edges
  • Non-Compressible Loads

When to Use Polvester

  • Pallet Weighs Up to 3000 lbs.
  • Non-Compressible or moderate settling loads
  • When polypropylene fails to do the job, i.e., loads shifting, breaking

When to Use Polypropylene

  • Pallet Weighs Up to 3000 lbs,
  • Moderate Settling Loads
  • All forms ofPackage Reinforcement
  • Most Palletizing of Corrugated Boxes

What Tensile Strength Should You Use?