Packaging strap: types, functions and benefits
Packaging materials are widely used in every modern production facility.
Thanks to high-quality packaging and fixation with a strap, the transportation of goods become easier.
There are different types of packaging straps. Our company offers a wide range of quality packaging materials at the best prices.
The main function of straps is to fasten the load, but there are other functions including:
- absorption of shock load;
- safety during transportation;
- holding the load;
- attaching the oversized and massive loads.
There are 3 types of straps that are widely used: steel, polypropylene, polyester. Each of these types of straps has its own characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages.
The strongest is the steel strap. It is used to pack products that have sharp edges or high temperatures. Steel straps are widely used in metallurgy, in railway, and road transport.
The most popular is a polypropylene strap. It has the following characteristics:
- easily processed;
- able to stretch and return to its original state;
- withstands low breaking loads;
- there are straps for automatic packaging machines and for manual packaging with mechanical tools.
It is used to pack boxes, printed materials, goods of low and medium weight.
Unlike polypropylene, the polyester strap is more durable and retains tension for a longer time. It is resistant to abrasion, so it can be used for packing heavy loads. In some industries, it can replace steel straps.
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