PET strapping tape is a modern and environmentally friendly substitute for steel straps, made of polyester. It is characterized by high tensile strength, excellent elasticity and shock resistance.PET Strapping Tape is the most popular choice for heavy duty load securing applications such as palletized goods, cardboard boxes and stacked shipping units. It is a durable, economical alternative to metal strapping and can replace steel in many industries.
Compared to conventional polypropylene (PP) strapping, PET offers higher breaking strength and a lighter weight. It also is more resistant to rust, water and UV rays.It is more resistant to impact, so it can be used for compressed rigid packs that require strong strapping tension throughout handling and storage.
Available in widths from 9 mm to 27 mm, with thicknesses from 0.35 to 1.27 mm, PET strapping tape can be easily handled by hand and secured using buckles, seals and automatic machinery.Machine grade PET is typically preferred for superior performance and ease of use in strapping machines, where superior machine operation and tight package integrity are the key user priorities. It is also less prone to camber, creates less dust and maintains a superior working environment for operators while running through a strapping machine.
It is also an ideal material for securing palletized and unpalletized shipping units, especially unstable stacks of layers where stretch wrap can provide stability-enhancing and cleanliness benefits to maintain product integrity. Often used in conjunction with stretch wrap, PET strapping can be an inexpensive, lower plastic usage alternative that provides faster throughput for the shipper, while simplifying post-use waste handling and recycling.