Pallet strapping packaging guide

Pallet strapping is used to secure bundles of product typically for shipping and storage.

It extends the life of the product by keeping it safe and protected during shipping or storage. It frees up space by keeping like materials together in neat bundles.

Type of pallet strapping
Extruded polyester strapping
  • Polyester strapping is the strongest pallet strapping material.
  • The highest initial tension can be applied and retained over a period of time compared to other pallet strapping materials.
  • Extruded polyester strapping is the most rigid of all pallet strapping materials.
  • Polyester is nick resistant and can be sealed with seals, heat or friction welds.
  • Polyester offers the greatest strength and highest retained tension of all pallet strapping.
  • Extruded polyester strapping is frequently used on heavy duty loads that need high initial tension along with high retained tension during handling and storage.
Polypropylene strapping
  • Polypropylene strapping is the most economical type of plastic strapping. It is the the least expensive of all strapping materials.
  • It is light and easy to apply and recycle.
  • Polypropylene strapping characteristics include high elongation and recovery and low retained tension.
  • Available in both manual and machine grade and can be sealed with buckles, seals, heat seals or friction welds.
  • An excellent choice for light duty palletizing, unitizing, carton closing and bundling.
  • Can be used in all semi-automatic strapping machines.
Steel strapping
  • Steel strapping is the strongest of all strapping materials.
  • It is recommended where high strength is necessary, low elongation is important and where the product is extremely sharp or hot.
  • It is sealed using snap-on metal seals.
  • Ribbon wound steel strap is wound once, oscillation wound steel strapping is wound on top of each other again and again.
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