Extruded Polyester Properties
SureFast Extruded Polyester Strapping (PET) is a safer and more economical alternative to steel banding, most often used to secure heavy loads.
PET Strapping is stronger than Polypropylene Strapping which makes it ideal for heavy-duty applications such as securing bricks, timber, textiles etc..
SureFast Extruded Polyester Strapping is weather resistant, capable of withstanding high levels of rain, wind and ultraviolet and is longer lasting than Polypropylene.
How Safe is Extruded Polyester Strapping?
One of the major reasons why customers choose PET strapping is due to safety reasons. When Extruded Polyester Strapping is cut under tension it will not ping back as it does with steel banding, therefore reducing the chances of injury. Additionally, PET strapping can be handled without gloves as the edges are safe to handle.
What seals are needed to secure SureFast PET strapping?
Extruded Polyester Strapping is a lot thicker than polypropylene so stronger seals are required. It is recommended to use:
SureFast Extruded Polyester strapping can be secured with seals (with a sealer and a tensioner or a combination tool) or by the friction welding battery operated tool (most popular way due to speed and convenience). These are the tools that you will require to work with PET strapping:
Extruded Polyester Strapping can also be used with automatic and semi-automatic strapping machines for even faster application
Take a look at the video below for further guidance on how to apply SureFast Extruded Polyester Strapping to your application.
Due to the relative softness of Corded Polyester Strapping, it is important to use corner protectors when securing applications with sharp edges. The sharp edges could damage or even cut through the strap if corner protectors aren’t installed.