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Different type of strapping and their benefits

Strapping also referred to as pallet wrapping, bundling or banding, is the process of applying a strap to bundle item(s) together. Strapping is used across many different industries and is commonly used when shipping large items to keep them contained while in transit. Strapping is used manually or with the aid of a strapping machine like a straping dispenser or a sealless straping tool.

Strapping comes in many different types and materials. When deciding which strapping to purchase it's important to consider things like what you will be using it for, and the weight of the load you will be strapping. If you're shipping large industrial items for example then you will need a more heavy duty type of strapping.

With a variety of different options available, it can be confusing when deciding which type of strapping is going to be the most suitable. We've covered some of the most common types of strapping and their benefits to help you make the best decision.

Polyester Strapping

Polyester strapping is the most commonly used strapping material. It's both strong and durable so a great alternative to steel strapping. Polyester strapping is ideal for packing loads that may shift during transit as it retains high tension for long periods and can easily be re-tensioned at any time.


  • Lightweight
  • Strong and durable
  • High levels of tension

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