Switching From Steel Strapping To Poly Strapping

The case for poly strapping

Poly strapping can be broken down into two different types of plastic - polypropylene and polyester. There are benefits to both, and both make a great case to use when changing from steels trapping.

Not too long ago, steel strapping used to be the only strapping in the game. It's the oldest, strongest, and high-tensile strength strapping around. That's great if that's what you need, but a lot of applications don't NEED steel strapping. Many companies are finding the benefits of poly strapping are just as good as steel, at a fraction of the cost.

Most companies are saving an average of 78% when switching form steel to poly strapping.

Poly strapping, (polypropylene strapping), is designed for light to medium-duty applications. These strapping applications include palletizing, unitizing, and bundling. Like steel, polypropylene strapping is also available in many different thicknesses, widths, and variations. It can also be printed on, so if you need to get your brand out there, this is an added benefit.

Poly strapping benefits

Switching from steel strapping to poly strapping has many benefits, associated with more than just costs. Poly is more cost-effective than steel so you're going to be instantly saving money from the get-go. It's lightweight and easy to apply, no more of those sharp and dangerous edges that steel strapping has. If you're new to polypropylene strapping, you may not know about its high elongation and recovery. This strapping has excellent elongation that will get the job done in protecting your products.

We see most companies save an average of 78% when switching to poly from steel.


  • More cost-effective than steel strapping
  • Lightweight and easy to apply for the operator
  • Less dangerous - no sharp edges
  • High elongation
  • High elongation recovery

The case for polyester strapping

Polyester strapping is the most rigid of all the strapping options, making it a nice alternative to steel strapping. We've seen many in the steel industry switch from steel to polyester because of its properties. It has excellent retained tension and recovery for rigid loads. It's used for heavy-duty loads when poly strapping just won't cut it.


  • Most rigid of the plastic strappings
  • Long tensions retention
  • High strength
  • Easy to recycle
  • Hand-grade and machine-grade options

Poly strapping hand tools

Strapping tools and parts carry the hand tools you need to switch from steel to poly:

  • Polypropylene And Polyester Strapping Sealers
  • Polypropylene And Polyester Strapping Tension Tools
  • Polypropylene And Polyester Strapping Tool: Battery Operated

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