PP strapping in selectable thicknesses
Strapping has become an integral part of packaging technology: Tear-resistant straps made of plastic or metal help to pack goods, e.g. to secure cartons; they can be used to bundle suitable products without the risk of the bundle tearing during transport, and of course they can be used to secure huge loads on Euro pallets against slipping and loss.
Strapping tape is often seen in everyday life; for example, in the retail trade, product packaging of high-quality goods is protected with plastic straps against unauthorized opening. However, the strapping used there is too small for the industry and is not tear-resistant enough; straps with a width of 12mm and a thickness of at least 0.5mm are used there.
Metal designs are mainly seen in industry, for example when machine parts and similar heavy items need to be secured. Lighter and more flexible plastic versions are used in the mail order business, mostly made of polypropylene. This material has the great advantage that the ends of the strap do not have to be clamped together, but can be welded together. This makes it possible to use semi- or fully automatic strapping machines, which allow many packages to be handled as if on a conveyor belt, even when shipping a large number of parcels - not only in the figurative sense, but also literally.