Polyester Strapping: Alternative to Steel Strapping

There are long-held perceptions that plastic strappings are no match for steel strappings when it comes to securing heavy loads. This is no longer the case. At PolyPaq, the materials used to make strapping today are highly advanced and our polyester strappings have benefitted many customers, making PolyPaq Sdn Bhd a trusted partner for PET strappings to replace steel strapping.

  1. Increased Safety
  2. Reduced Environmental Impact
  3. Increased Performance and Durability
  4. Increased Cost Savings

1. Cost Savings

Polyester’s unique qualities make it one of the best strapping materials to use for securing a variety of palletized and unitized loads. When used as an alternative to steel strapping, polyester strapping can provide a savings of 30% or more. Polyester strapping therefore is:

  • Extremely Versatile (Used in All Industries)
  • 30% Savings Compared to Steel
  • Reduced Handling Costs
  • Low Environmental Impact
  • Affordable Packing Tools Costs
  • Lower Tool Maintenance Costs

2. Performance and Durability

Polyester strapping is formulated to have the heavy duty properties of steel strapping while providing many performance advantages. The excellent elongation and memory retention characteristics help straps stay tight. These characteristics help the straps absorb impact without breaking or losing their ability to retain the load. The ability to stretch and maintain strength make polyester strap ideal for lumber loads. Unlike steel that rusts when wet, polyester strapping will not stain products when exposed to the elements.

  • Similar Performance to Steel
  • Increased Load Security
  • Resistant to Ultraviolet Degradation
  • Water Resistant
  • Rust Resistant

3. Safety Benefits of Polyester Strapping

Polyester strapping is safer to handle than steel strapping. When comparing rolls of equal length, polyester strapping is considerably lighter. Polyester offers increased safety to operators as it lacks the sharp edges commonly found on steel straps. Polyester strapping’s dull edges are easier on hands and forklift tires, reducing cuts and damage. Steel strapping operators are required to wear gloves for protection or risk of serious injury. Once the strapping has been removed, employees can easily gather up the removed polyester strapping by bundling them up and disposing of them in the garbage or via closed-loop recycling programs.

  • Lightweight
  • Dull Edges

4. Safety Benefits of Polyester Strapping

The overall environmental impact of polyester strapping is much lower than steel. In the manufacturing process, polyester is extruded from raw resin materials. Steel, on the other hand, is a forging process that requires high amounts of energy. The use of polyester strapping helps to generate great net energy savings for environmentally-conscious businesses.

The lighter polyester strapping also reduces overall load weights. This creates space, time and fuel saving to move these goods from point A to point B. Polyester strapping is a recyclable product and can reduce packaging waste and disposal costs. These costs reductions improve company profits and reduce environmental impact. This recycled material can then be recycled many times over to make post-consumer products including new strap.

  • Reduced Environmental Impact
  • Lightweight
  • Reduced Waste
  • Recyclable

5. PolyPaq Sdn Bhd, Your Trusted Partner

In PolyPaq we have are team which are dedicated, experienced, hands-on, and always ready to help your company switching to the PET Strapping to achieve the desired packing results to help you achieve maximum costs advantage and value generation.

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