Polyester strapping is replacing traditional steel strapping because of the following benefits:
Health and Safety:
XT200 polyester strapping creates a safer working environment. It has no sharp edges and is therefore less likely to cut hands during handling, application or removal. Coil changes are less frequent and can be easily achieved by one person without the use of cumbersome lifting equipment.
XT200 polyester strapping will not rust and stain packs when exposed to moisture and is UV resistant for over 2 years.
XT200 polyester strapping is easier for you customers to dispose of than steel, as it is more easily compressed in refuse skips and is fully recyclable.
XT200 polyester strapping withstands shock force. For example: If a pallet is dropped during handling or in transit, it takes 2.5 times the energy to break as steel, for straps of comparable break strength. As polyester strapping has a combination of strength and elasticity, it ensures that your products will arrive at their destination in the same condition as they were shipped.
XT200 polyester strapping has an ‘elastic memory' and so maintains strap tension in the event of pack settlement or shrinkage by contracting with the pack. Steel straps often become loose if the pack configuration changes creating a potential hazard when handling.
XT200 polyester strapping has ‘low creep'; properties meaning that the strap tension will not ‘relax'. Potentially hazardous loads such as brick void packs can therefore be moved safely even after extended period of storage and transport.