STRAPPING 101

CHOOSE PROPER STRAPPING

How to determine the correct strapping.

Steel:
Pallet weight in excess of 2500 lbs.
Sharp Edges
Non-compressible loads.

Polyester:
Pallet weights up to 2500 lbs.
Non-compressible or moderate settling loads.
When polypropylene has failed. i.e. loads shifting or breaking

Polypropylene:
Pallet weighs up to 2500 lbs.
Moderate settling loads.
Most palletizing of corrugated boxes.

What is the correct strap for you? Do the math!

Weight of Pallet x 1.5
# of Straps Used = Recommended Tensile Strength

Example: Pallet Weighs 1100 lbs and 3 straps are used.

1100 lbs. x 1.5 
3 = 550 lbs. Tensile/Break Strength Required
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