There is a variety of steel strapping options that work for industrial applications. While most types will get the job done, using the right strapping ensures that your materials are secure, protected, and unharmed.
Stainless steel strapping helps if you're going into a humid climate or going to be near a wet area.
Wet climates or extreme temperature changes lead to rust and corrosion so you need the right strapping for that. If you'll be storing your materials outdoors or creating a permanent strap for outdoor signage or securing a clamp, this is the strapping for you.
If cost is an issue for you, stainless steel strapping might be out of your price range, making galvanized steel a better option. Galvanized steel is lower cost than stainless steel and still has a long life expectancy. Because it's coated, you get a reliable performance that lasts longer than most other types of metal.
Regular duty steel strapping shouldn't be overlooked, however. You can get low carbon steel for less than the cost of many other materials. It reinforces your packaging and keeps heavy products together while also allowing you to stack hefty products confidently.
While plastic strapping is more cost effective for some, it's liable to breakages, has a lower weight capacity, and won't be resistant to the elements like steel.
While it might take your line item costs up, knowing that you won't have product damaged during shipping is worth the extra price of strapping.
The Natal Branch of Clyde Strapping (Pty) Ltd is situated in New Germany and we have distribution points in: Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, Cape Town