Strapping

Polypropylene Strapping

Polypropylene or more commonly known as Polyprop strap is by far the most common strapping used today. It’s economical and easy to use and is available in many standard coil sizes. We can supply widths from 6mm up to 16mm width in both machine coils or cardboard cores or hand coils on a plastic core. Breaking strain for polyprop strap is typically from 145-350kilos. The full range of buckles and seals can be used as well as friction welded seals.

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Polyester Strapping

Polyester strapping is a heavier duty plastic strap and was originally manufactured as a replacement for Steel strapping, while the breaking strain is not as strong as steel it offers a strength range from 350-850kilos which is far in excess that of Polyrop strap. It also has an elastic memory unlike steel and is harder to break in transit due to this feature. It is safer and more compliant to use than steel strapping and does not rust or corrode. We can offer it in widths from 10mm up to 19mm in thickness. It is distinguished from Polyrop strap by its almost glassy appearance and high density. It can be sealed with serrated hand applied seals or with a friction weld tool.

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Steel Strapping

Steel strapping is traditionally the strongest strapping used today. We can supply widths from 13mm to 32mm width. Breaking strains range from 560-2040kilos. Safety must be prevalent when using steel strapping and we recommend the use of gloves and eye protection. Steel strap is applied with either air or hand operated tools. Sealing of steel can be with specially designed strapping seals or tools which make a seal less joint.

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Woven Polyester & Cord Strapping

Woven strapping has a softer material like feel and is suited to applications where there is more risk of damage to the product being strapped like furniture, high quality joinery products or where there is a risk of strapping damaging the surface. It also extremely strong due to the woven construction and can replace steel in some situations. It has high shock strength and can be re-tensioned in transit. We can supply in widths from 13mm to 38mm. Breaking strains range from 600-3400kilos.

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Edge Protection, Seals & Buckles

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We stock the full range of strapping seals and buckles for all the strapping types we supply. We can offer heavy duty seals for larger products and tools to suit for sealing them all. The metal seal ranges are more suited to where high strapping tension strengths are required. The buckles are for lighter application quite often where the strapping is tensioned by hand.

Strapping edge and corner protectors are stock items for us these help secure and stabilise loads on the pallet, product or box while stopping the edge of the strapping cutting into the box or product beneath.

  • Cardboard edge protectors are stocked in range of sizes, thicknesses and widths to suit all situations. These can be supplied with custom print if required or with a more protective silver outer offering better protection against moisture.
  • Moulded corner protector are stocked in 2 sizes are are designed for smaller products. They are supplied in boxes of 2000. We can also supply the expanding corner protectors suitable for picture frames, doors or the edges of furniture or worktops.

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Strapping Machinery

We can offer a vast and varied range of strapping machinery for high volume strap applications. Machines can be semi-automatic or fully automatic. Machines can be supplied with low loading tables for heavy products or where multiple straps can be applied to pallet in one operation. We can offer fully stainless steel equipment for use in food manufacturing environments. Please contact us with your specific requirements and we can arrange specialist to visit and possibly arrange a demonstration.

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Custom Printed Strapping

Printed plastic strapping is an excellent way of promoting your products and in addition helps carriers identify the complete consignment easily, minimising the possibility of short deliveries. It also adds that finishing touch to packaging and product presentation demonstrating that every care is taken from beginning to end.

We can print small quantities as little as 6 coil lots on polypropylene, polyester and corded plastic straps up to 16mm width with a max text length of 380mm before repeat. We can supply printed strapping in all the primary colours on a wide range of strap colours. Please contact us for pricing it does not cost as much as you would think.

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We can supply a complete range of dispensers, tools and starter kits please see our Optimax brochure for details of all the associated tools and accessories we can supply. Click on the Optimax logo to view the brochure:

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