Choosing the right Strapping, Part 1
In the first of our two blogs about strapping, we will take
a look at Polypropylene strapping and strapping accessories, next week we will
talk about Steel strapping options.
Firstly, strapping is used to bundle or secure loads that
are for storage or transportation. It
can be used around newspapers and magazines to hold a bundle together or for
strapping a number of boxes securely to a pallet. Once the items have been bundled or secured
they can be moved around easily and safely within the warehouse or packing
environment and can be loaded for transit more effectively.
Polypropylene Hand Strapping is best used for securing light
loads of up to 300kg. It is suitable for
securing items such as magazines & newspapers cardboard boxes or other
When using hand strapping you may want to use a strapping
dispenser trolley. The strapping
dispenser trolley will carry the coil of strapping. It has wheels making it fully mobile and easy
to move around. It also has a bucket
attached to it which holds accessories such as seals, buckles and tools.
When using hand strapping, you will need additional tools to
tension, seal and cut your strapping.
There is the option of using a combination tool which is one tool that
will do all three jobs for you, or you may prefer a separate tool for just
tensioning and cutting your strapping, such as a hand strapping tensioner and a
separate hand held crimper for closing and sealing the seals around your
The seals, buckles and edge protectors can all be purchased separately;
we have a range or standard, heavy duty or serrated seals for use with
polypropylene strapping. The serrated
seals will provide added grip, helping to achieve a better breaking strain. Using buckles will help you to secure and
tension the strapping and using edge protectors will help to stop the strapping
cutting into your load protecting it from any unnecessary damage.
The other option you have is using a polypropylene
semi-automatic machine strapping. The
more strapping you do, the better this option will be for you. Machine strapping is to be used with either a
The strapping machines will allow the operator to tension the strapping
and then heat seal it to itself. When
using a strapping machine, there is no need for additional tools, buckles or
seals. The automatic strapping machine
is needed when there is a high daily demand for strapping or bundling.
If you would like further information on polypropylene
strapping, please contact Packaging Supplies here. There is a range of strapping that can be
purchased through our online shop, but other options are available.