Alternatives to Steel Strapping

Published 2nd February 2018

Alternatives to Steel Strapping

In recent years, many Australian organisations have been required to initiate change and move away from dangerous steel strapping to secure their loads. In our experience as strapping specialists, there are several reasons for this:

  1. Customer Demand: This occurs when the receiver of a steel strapped item has experienced an injury or had a change in policy to implement a ban on steel strapping for incoming goods. Many mine sites within Australia now reject steel strapping as a suitable load securing method.
  2. Safety Hazard:  Incidents in common packing areas like workshops or warehouses occur with steel strapping on a regular basis. Often it takes a more serious injury within an organisation to cause management or compliance officers to make the move away from steel strapping
  3. Load Stability: Due to its lack of ideal elongation, steel strapping can work loose on loads that have potential for rough or unsettling transport, meaning goods are damaged upon receipt.

X-Pak works with customers Australia wide to provide safe and more innovative strapping that ensure loads arrive at their destination secure and in better condition than if they were strapped using steel. Our range of Composite and cord strapping products have the largest number of advantages over steel.

Call one of the team today for a free site visit and demonstration.