Strapping is a procedure of putting in a strap to an item to hold or combine them and is also called bundling and banding.

Strapping is ideal for bundling products together, securing loads on pallets, as added security on individual boxes or even just enabling easy pick up of difficult to grip packs. These are commonly used in the packaging industry as one of the most essential packaging supplies.

The strapping is suitably measured through strength and breaking strain. It is vital to check that the strapping you are planning to use is capable enough to safely carry your product. Therefore we have gathered some information about different types of strapping used as per your product requirement.

1. Strapping Machines:

Through the strapping machine, large volumes of strapping can be done across a wide range of operations. It ensures consistency of application, guaranteeing load containment. Through this machine, wastage reduces which in turn reduces the cost. They use the minimum amount of strapping, cutting each section to the exact size required.

A semi-automatic machine is generally used and is recommended for high volume, the single product runs. These machines can apply strapping quickly but require an operator to feed the strapping around the pack.

A fully automatic strapping machine is good for everyday use where packaging materials varies through weight and shape. They automatically apply strapping in seconds without any intervention required by an operator who just needs to place the pack within the strapping machine arch and press a button.

2. Steel Strapping:

These strapping steel comes in two formats – ribbon wound or oscillated. The usage of the two steel strapping depends upon the type of dispenser we use. Steel strapping is hand applied and has the highest tensile strength of any strapping material used, which means it is widely used within the construction sector.

3. Strapping Seals/ Buckles: 

The strapping buckle is a piece of wire, bent by a special method. Strapping seals are the most common way in the market of securing two ends of the strap. Seals form a permanent connection and are applied using a sealing tool. Buckles form a non-permanent connection that allows straps to be retightened as needed.

Strapping Kit

The steel strapping kits contain all the essential tools required for strapping for a specific business application. This kit typically includes:

  • Coils of steel strapping
  • Seals or buckles
  • Alternatively, a manual sealing tool
  • A tensioner
  • The appropriate crimpers and
  • For steel kits, cutters

All strapping kits come with instructions on the use of the tools included within. This means you can order the kit that suits your needs and get going without the need for complex integration or installation. This makes them ideal for lower volume applications.