Why would you use polyester strapping? This is a very common question from individuals currently using alternate strapping materials.
There are many advantages to the use of polyester strapping but this would depend upon a company's current strapping methods.
Please see advantages against a steel strapping system below;
Strap Safety - Polyester has a greater holding force and higher impact reserve
Health & Safety - Minimal risk of injury when opening packaged goods
Health & Safety - No sharp edges on strapping
Coil Weight - Halved coil weights
Less Down Time - More meters per coil, less down time changing coils
Strapping Finish - No chance of rust, no marking of strapped product
Environment - Some strapping brands use 100% recyclable material
The video below shows polyester strapping against polypropylene strapping in a fruit and vegetables strapping application. This is also an excellent example for any lighter duty strapping application using a polypropylene strap. The higher strap tension and higher stability of the product offers greater safety.