If you plan to transport large or heavy bundles of goods long distances, you likely need to use some form of strapping to secure these. There are numerous types of strapping material on the market, such as steel, polypropylene, nylon, and more. Each strapping material has different characteristics that make one more suitable than the others, depending on your transportation and load securement needs.
In Australia, poly composite strapping or cord straps are great alternatives to traditional steel strapping.
If you are looking for a rigid strap, steel is one of the oldest yet strongest forms of strapping materials on the market. Although steel strapping has its advantages, it has many disadvantages. For instance, it has the potential to rust and stain cargo and can also cause injuries when it recoils from being cut due to a release of tension (stored energy).
The Benefits Of Poly Composite Cord Strapping
Consider using polyester composite strapping as an alternative to steel strapping. This cord strapping can absorb shocks and high impact during transportation. It has a consistent tensile strength and excellent elasticity, preventing it from snapping when it’s under tension. It is more affordable than purchasing steel straps and has superior system strength.
When To Use Composite Cord Strapping
Composite strapping is typically used for heavier cargo that may settle, expand or contract during transportation. If your load is fragile and could lose value if scratched or chipped, use polyester strapping since its material is not as hard as steel. Because polyester composite strapping does not recoil when cut, it is a safe choice if your staff when removing or applying straps.
X-Pak is Australia’s leading high-quality polyester composite cord strapping provider, suitable for various load-securing applications. Our strapping is coated with a UV-resistant poly coating to prevent fiber damage and protect the straps from harsh weather.
If you want to inquire about our poly composite strapping, an excellent alternative to steel strapping, then call X-Pak today on 1300 551 281.