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Ribbon wound steel strapping from Kite Packaging is a popular method of strapping and securing heavy, sharp-edged or irregular loads. The material itself is cold rolled steel. The description “ribbon wound” refers to the method by which the strap is wound into a coil. The steel strap is wound so that each layer of strapping is wound directly over the one below. This means that the width of the coil, when measured, is the same exact width as the strapping itself.
The advantage of buying steel strapping coils that are made this way is improved safety and storage, particularly when compared to “oscillated steel strap”. Each steel strapping coil is supplied in a tightly packed corrugated outer. This makes the strapping itself safe and easy to handle and carry.
We supply steel strapping in the 3 most popular widths on the market, 13mm, 16mm and 19mm wide. The thickness of the strap itself, on all 3 widths of strapping, is 0.5mm thick. Also, with a variety of breaking strains, there is a strapping in our range to suit all possible applications.
Popular with the building and export industries, steel strapping is used where very heavy or sharp-edged loads require securing. As opposed to polypropylene strapping, which may not prove as robust where sharp or protruding edges are apparent, steel strapping gives extra strength and security.
Polypropylene strapping reels
General purpose strapping, wound onto a plastic reel or cardboard core. Best suited to light and medium duty applications
Steel strapping tools & equipment
Tensioners and sealer tools for steel strapping, as well as seal-less combi tools.
Seals for strapping
Galvanised metal & plastic buckle strapping seals for use with strapping tools.
Everything you need to know about our strapping range
Which strapping is best for you?
With a wide range of strapping on the market, we have some tips and advice on selecting the right strapping for you. So without further ado let’s take a look at what strapping itself is and the choices you have readily available.
Strapping is used throughout a range of industries to bundle items together for easier handling, securing items to pallets and crates, reinforcing boxes and fastening goods. It’s ideal for securing items during shipment or for medium to long-term storage and is often used in construction, agriculture and shipping industries as well as other uses throughout the packaging and manufacturing sectors. The vital part strapping plays is providing a secure fastened seal when packing goods for transit or storage.
In a world where health and safety is becoming ever more apparent and the everyday battle with damaged goods continues, we know how important it is to have the right equipment available for businesses to choose from. Whether strapping is a new venture for your business or its simply second nature to you, it is not always clear what kind of strapping you need so let’s explore what types are actually out there. At Kite we offer four different types of strapping…
Another type of plastic strapping is polyester, an effective, popular alternative for steel strapping. Its high break strength and high level tension goes hand in hand with its great elongation, therefore providing quality strapping for medium to heavy duty construction materials. Its elongation and high recovery characteristics mean polyester strapping can adapt after application to allow for any of its content expanding or contracting, therefore ensuring the same level of protection for loads throughout the transit stage.
Polypropylene strapping is seen as a more light to medium duty strapping which is the ideal option for palletising and bundling that requires a lighter duty seal. When compared with most other materials, polypropylene is the most economical as its lightweight material is easy to recycle at the end of use. It’s ideal for short transportation periods and for loads that are already protected from extreme environmental conditions and outside weathering. Its properties include high elongation and elongation memory, however it is likely to lose some of its tension after it is applied, making it particularly useful for bundles that can take up the slack but not accommodating for heavy duty solid goods that require a consistent tension.
Corded Polyester Strapping
Corded polyester strapping which is also commonly known as non-woven polyester cord strapping is stronger than both standard polypropylene and polyester strapping. This makes it ideal for heavy duty applications where strength is non-negotiable. Its high breaking strain offers a perfect alternative for steel strapping but with one further benefit, it is substantially lighter than it, allowing for ease and flexibility of use. Its elastic memory keeps loads tight and absorbs any shocks that occur in transit.
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