Polyester strapping, also known as PET strapping, is strapping manufactured from polyethylene terephthalate to create a very strong and versatile strapping product. It is as strong as steel strapping yet is easier and safer to use, helping to cut health and safety concerns and boosting efficiency in your packing department. It is commonly produced in three different types, extruded polyester, corded polyester, and woven polyester, each having strengths in different areas.
Extruded Polyester Strapping
Extruded polyester strapping is incredibly strong yet easy to work with and seal. Extruded polyester is replacing steel strapping more and more because it is as strong as steel strapping without the corrosion risks. It is also easier and safer to work with, cutting heath and safety risks, and can be heat sealed with an automatic tool rather than using metal seals.
Extruded polyester strapping is often used for strapping heavy bundles that need to stay under tension for long periods of time. Building materials such as blocks and tiles, and timber bundles are often strapped using polyester strapping.
Corded and Woven Polyester Strapping
Flexible polyester strapping is manufactured from strands of polyester fibres woven, or corded together and coated with a plastic outer. There are two common types, woven polyester strapping and corded polyester strapping.
Flexible polyester strapping combines the strength of extruded polyester strapping but is a lot softer and supple, helping to reduce damage to the items that are being strapped.