Strapping - Types & Terminology
Strapping is available in many sizes and materials to suit different load types. The most common strapping types include metal or steel strapping, polyester strapping, polypropylene or poly strapping and poly woven strapping. Strapping is also referred to as banding or lashing. Omni Products manufacturers a large range of strapping and tying products to suit every application. As a common packaging necessity in every warehouse, our pallet strapping products are guaranteed to provide quality solution.
Did you know over 50% of load damage is due to incorrect containment? This costs company millions every year. It’s important to ensure the strapping used is sufficient strength to secure a load. Its also critical to ensure the strap is sealed together correctly. Strapping is only has strong as its join so if the seal is weak, the strapping will break apart.
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Omni Polyester Strapping, also known as PET Strapping, is used for heavy duty applications and an economical and safe alternative to steel strapping. With limited elongation capacity and high tensile strength, Polyester Strapping is used for strapping heavy loads including bricks, timber and tiles. Polyester Strapping is green in colour and can be used for machine and hand applications.
Poly Woven Strapping
Poly Woven Strapping is designed to protect your employees and customer from injuries while providing maximum load containment strength. This high tensile material feel strapping is a popular alternative to steel strapping as it has no sharp edges and it does not spring back like steel. Poly Woven Strapping is rust proof an reusable product making it a popular strapping method.
Composite Strapping is a high tensile UV coated fibre that has tensile strength similiar or higher to that of steel strapping and is designed to protect your employees from injuries while providing maximum load containment strength. There are no sharp edges when cut, and it does not spring back like steel strapping. This quality product offers protection for employees, customers and machinery, while giving you an expensive alternative to steel strapping.
The Omni Steel Strapping is available is a variety of widths and thicknesses to suit every application. Steel strapping is ideal for heavy duty applications, steel is a common and economical strapping method. To ensure the best performance of these strapping materials, we also have a full line of application equipment and accessories, including steel strapping seals, manual hand strapping tools, pneumatic tools and strapping dispensers.
Ribbon Wound Steel Strapping
Ribbon wound steel strapping are smaller coils than rope wound making easier to handle. This strapping is ideal for hand help applications as the rolls weights are about 11kg compare rope wound steel strapping that is about 45kg.
Rope Wound Steel Strapping
Rope wound steel strapping are continuous spools used for bulk high volume uses. With an approximate weight per roll of 45kg’s a trolley dispenser is required to move this rolls compared to ribbon wound which can be hand held.
Stainless Steel Strapping
Stainless Steel strapping is the perfect solution for heavy duty strapping applications that are exposed to the weather and corrosion or rusting is an issue. We also offer a range of strapping tools and accessories suitable for applying stainless steel strapping.
Poly Strapping – Hand Grade:
Hand Grade Poly Strapping is used for manual applications and comes in a dispenser box for convenience and ease of use. This strapping is available in different grades and thickness to suit a variety of applications. This strapping is tightened with a tensioner to get the strap secure then joined together with a seal clip and crimp to hold the strapping in place and tight.
Poly Strapping – Machine Grade:
Machine grade Poly Strapping suitable to be used on a semi-automatic, auto and fully automatic strapping machine. In automated strapping systems, the strapping machine straps the band around the carton or product being strapped, tensions the strap tight and seals it by heat or friction weld. The entire process is fully automated for a fast and efficient production line.
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