Today's advanced engineering capabilities combined with ever-evolving raw materials provide a wide variety of product options. These choices complicate the consumer purchasing decision process and require more research and discovery. Whether it's buying a new car, renovating our home, or choosing packing materials for our business. Certain products can often be benchmarks against which other products are measured. This has led to other products being seen as less effective or ineffective.
It has long been believed that polyester composite strapping cannot be compared to steel strapping when it comes to fixed overloading. This is no longer the case. The materials used to make strapping today are very advanced compared to their cousins of yesterday. These new strapping materials offer many unique benefits that make polyester a trusted strapping choice in the market today.
Reduce environmental impact
Improve performance and durability
increased cost savings
1. The security advantages of polyester composite strapping
Polyester composite strapping is safer than steel strapping. Polyester composite strapping is much lighter when comparing rolls of the same length. Polyester offers greater safety for the operator as it does not have the sharp edges commonly found on steel strapping. The blunt edge of the polyester composite strapping is easier on hands and forklift tires, reducing cuts and damage. Steel strapping operators must wear gloves to prevent serious injury. Once the strapping is removed, employees can easily collect the removed polyester composite strapping by tying them up and disposing of them in the trash or through a closed-loop recycling program.
2. Polyester composite strapping and environment
The overall impact of polyester composite strapping on the environment is much lower than steel strapping. During the manufacturing process, polyester is extruded from resin stock. Steel, on the other hand, is a forging process that requires a lot of energy. The use of polyester composite strapping can contribute to significant net energy savings for environmentally conscious businesses.
The lighter polyester composite strapping also reduces overall load weight. This saves space, time, and fuel moving those goods from point A to point B. Polyester composite strapping is a recyclable product that reduces packaging waste and disposal costs. These cost reductions improve company profits and reduce environmental impact. This recycled material can be recycled multiple times into post-consumer products including new watch straps.
Reduce environmental impact
3. Performance and durability
Polyester composite strapping is formulated to take on the properties of steel while providing many performance advantages. Excellent elongation and memory retention properties help the straps stay taut as the load expands and contracts. These properties help the strap absorb impact without breaking or losing its ability to hold the load. It is the best choice for loads that shrink and settle after cooling. The ability to stretch and retain strength makes polyester straps ideal for wood loads. The polyester material is resistant to the elements and UV degradation to prevent the strap from weakening during outdoor storage. Unlike steel, which rusts when wet, polyester composite strapping will not stain products when exposed to the elements.
Similar properties to steel
Increase load safety
Resistant to UV degradation
4. Cost saving
The unique qualities of polyester make it one of the best strapping materials for securing a variety of palletized and combined loads. Polyester straps can save 30% or more when used as an alternative to steel strapping. Therefore, polyester composite strapping is:
30% savings compared to steel
Reduce processing costs
Reduce cargo weight
Reduce operator fatigue
low environmental impact