Poly Strapping Types
Preferred Plastics & Packaging offers industrial grade poly strapping to help with all of your shipping and palletizing needs. In general, there are two different types of poly strapping: polypropylene and polyester strapping. Each offers great benefits when it comes to keeping shipment loads secure during transport. Whether on trucks or moving in the warehouse.
In many ways, poly strapping has replaced the use of steel strapping due to safety concerns, as well as durability. Steel strapping is heavy duty and helps with some specific applications like bundling and reinforcement, but it is more expensive than poly strapping. So many have gone away from it in years.
Polypropylene is a lightweight plastic strapping material. This makes it perfect for light to medium applications. And it is an affordable choice for many, while still being a material that you can find in all sorts of widths, thicknesses, and polymer variations. Polypropylene also provides excellent elongation recovery, so it'll last a long time without losing its strength. On top of that, it is a material that is fully recyclable making it an eco-friendly choice, too.
Polypropylene provides each user with some great benefits. First is that you can print on this material. So it is an excellent choice for businesses looking to better market their products or improve their brand. Also, it is a great organizing tool for sloppy warehouses. Simply wrap around pallets or other shipments and have a neater back room. Polypropylene is a versatile material that has many great applications. And when you place it on a pallet or shipment, you can do so using your hands, manual equipment, power tool or fully automatic machines. Become a more efficient worker with durable poly strapping at your side.
Polyester strapping is the most rigid, most durable and strongest strapping material available. Which makes it more expensive than polypropylene strapping. However, you get what you pay for and that's a stronger material. And it is still cheaper than steel strapping for what it's worth. It is a great substitute for anyone who is seeking an alternative to steel strapping while ensuring the capabilities can handle heavy-duty shipment loads. Polyester strapping also works great with oddly shaped loads that have sharp corners, weird angles or random points sticking out.
Polyester strapping offers both great retained tension as well as top-notch recovery capability. This allows for it to absorb big impacts and withstand breaking. And once the impact happens, the polyester strapping will continue to provide great tension throughout the transport and storage. Polyester strapping also offers better resistance to nicks and dings when compared to its weaker counterpart polypropylene strapping.
But polyester strapping also has some similarities to polypropylene strapping. It is also an eco-friendly choice since it is recyclable. Also, like polypropylene strapping, you can apply it pallets, loads, and packages using manual tools, battery-operated equipment, power tools, and semi-automatic or fully automatic machines. However, you cannot apply polyester strapping by hand.
Choosing the Right Poly Strapping Material
When choosing the right poly strapping material, you need to look at what you are doing. In general, you need to find out whether you will need lightweight plastic strapping or a more heavy-duty strapping material. This makes the difference in the end. Polypropylene will suffice for any lighter jobs and applications. However, for any heavier loads or applications, then you will definitely need the polyester strapping.
Do you need help deciding which sort of poly strapping you need? Get in touch with Preferred Plastics and Packaging today! The number for our office is 973-759-1510. When you call, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation and go over all of your packaging needs. We can help you select the right poly strapping material for the job!