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Which Strapping To Use?

Strapping and Strapping Kits are one of the most common ways to pack goods securly when sending large quantaties by pallets. Ukpackaging do a whole range of different styles of strapping for all your strapping needs.

Polypropylene Strapping

Polypropylene Strapping is the most commonly used and least expensive of all strapping materials. Its light and easy to apply and recycle. Polypropylene Strapping characteristics include high elongation and recovery, but low retained tension.Polypropylene Strappling is avaliable in both manual and machine grade and can be sealed with buckles, seals, heat seals or friction welds.

Polypropylene Strapping is an excellent choice for light duty palletizing, unitizing, carton closing and bundling. It is used in all semi-automatic strapping machines.

Comes in a range of sizes from 9mm Machine Strapping to 16mm Polypropylene Strapping.

Steel Strapping


Steel Strapping is the strongest of all strapping materials. It is recommended where high strength is necessary, low elongation is important and where the product is extremely sharp or hot. Steel strapping is sealed using snap on seals and lap over seals.  Comes in 2 different styles,  Ribbon Would which is wound once and Oscillation wound which is wound on top of each other again and again.  Sizes start at 13mm and go upto 32mm in the ribbon wound, which is the more popular of the two.

Extruded Polyester Strapping


Extruded Polyester Strapping is the most rigid of all strapping materials. Polyester is nick resistant and can be sealed with seals, heat or friction welds. Polyester offers the greatest strength and highest retained tension of all plastic strapping, it is frequently used on heavy duty loads that need high initial tension along with high retained tension during handling and storage.

UKpackaging also do a full range of Strapping Kits.

Our strapping kits provide you with everything you need to get strapping and securing your goods. We offer a range of polypropylene, polyester and steel strapping kits that come complete with strapping, trolley, tools and seals.

If you require any more information please call one of our sales team on 0845 8800 355 or email


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