Welcome to Signet's Strapping FAQs page, where we aim to answer our most asked questions about strapping. If you still have an unanswered question, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team on 13 7446 or email@example.com.
Polypropylene (PP), also known as poly strapping, is an economical and light-weight strapping. While PP is designed for lighter applications, Polyester (PET) can be compared with steel in terms of strength and durability. PET strapping is made from high-tenacity polyester yarns and is suitable for a variety of industries. For more information on both these materials, click here for your comprehensive guide on Signet’s strapping materials and accessories.
Zinc coated steel strapping and Polyester (PET) strapping has 904kg and 900kg break load respectively. However, there are multiple factors to consider when choosing a suitable material. For more information on both these materials, click here for your comprehensive guide on Signet’s strapping materials and accessories.
‘Break load’ or ‘break strength’ refers to the amount of force required to break or snap the strap. The break load specifications of your strapping should be much higher than the expected force it will be exposed to.
It’s not advised that any strapping is re-used unless it is specifically designed for that purpose (for example Poly-woven strapping).
The best replacement for steel is Polyester (PET) strapping. Its very high strength and minimal 'creep' means the strap tension is maintained throughout transit. This product is suited to most applications where steel strapping has been used previously.
The robustness of your PPE gear will depend on the type of strapping you are using; however, Safety Glasses and Gloves should always be worn. Check with your OHS supervisor as to what specific safety equipment is required for your application.
We have a range of strapping machines available for enquiry. Simply follow this link to view our range of Strapping Machines and fill out your details so that one of our customer service representatives can get in touch with you.
Embossed strapping has a diamond shaped texture and provides friction against the strapping buckle or seal, therefore reducing slipping throughout transit.
Unlike steel, PET strapping won’t rust, is naturally UV resistant and is virtually weatherproof.
We have a couple of starter packs available for purchase.
Polyester Starter Pack: Please call 13 7446 and quote ‘PETSTART’.
Polypropylene Starter Pack: Please call 13 7446 and quote ‘PPSTART’.
Polypropylene Hand Strapping can be used with a tensioner and crimper. For more information on both these materials, click here for your comprehensive guide on Signet’s strapping materials and accessories.
Strapping Tape is used for the palletising and bundling of lightweight goods. While packaging tape can be used for similar application, Strapping Tape has a higher impact strength and won’t break during transit or movement around the warehouse. Can be used with a dispenser.
Ribbon wound strapping is wound onto itself so that the width of the coil is one strand wide and therefore the same width as the strap e.g. 15mm strapping is a coil 15mm wide. Ribbon wound coils weigh approximately 14kg.
An Oscillated (also known as Rope or Mill wound) coil will weigh approximately 50kg and is wound uniformly and tightly onto an inner ring (much like a garden hose). Given the weight, these coils are usually placed and stored on dispensers that have wheels.