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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.

Steel Strapping

If it's heavy duty strapping that you're after, you can't go past steel strapping. Steel strapping is the strongest type of strapping available and is known for being robust so perfect for heavy loads and is particularly good for packaging and shipping industrial equipment or construction materials.


  • Extremely durable

  • Good for large loads

  • Good for heavy loads

  • Ideal for industrial items

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