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Types of Strapping Material


The most commonly used strapping straps are Polypropylene (PP band), Polyester (PET) band, and steel strap. Each strap with its unique properties, application areas, advantages and disadvantages. Read more about our different types of strapping material below. For more information, you can contact us directly.


Steel strap



Steel strap is the oldest and strongest strap available. It was designed for extreme tasks for which a heavy or very firm strap is needed, whereby a high strength and minimum stretch is required, or when the product can be sharp or hot. The steel strap has virtually no stretch. As a result, almost no tension is lost after strapping. Steel straps are mainly used in the wood and metal sector, but can also be used for other heavy materials. Steel straps are available in different qualities, widths, thicknesses, and finishes, such as galvanized, glued, painted, or zinc-coated. Today, the PET strap is a good and cost-effective alternative for steel straps.



PP strap



Polypropylene or PP straps are the most commonly used straps. They are used in a wide range of industries. In fact, this strap is economical in price and can be used in many applications. Polypropylene was specially designed for light to medium-heavy loads and has excellent performance under normal conditions because properties such as breaking strength, elasticity, and tension loss are sufficient for many applications. It is available in different widths, thicknesses, compositions, and colors and can be easily printed with, for example, warnings, quality marks, or marketing messages. The disadvantages of the PP strap are that is more sensitive to ambient factors and its low stretch recovery.



PET strap



Polyester is the strongest plastic strap. It is often used for heavy loads that require a high tension during handling, transport, and storage. PET straps offer high tension, are able to retain this tension for a long period of time, and have an excellent stretch recovery. Because of the stretch recovery, they are excellently resistant to shocks and impacts. PET strap is light, UV resistant, recyclable, and easy to handle. These properties remain, even at high temperatures. The main disadvantage is that it is less elastic than the PP strap. In many industries, PET is used as an alternative to steel.



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