Different types of quality strapping tapeStrapping band is manufactured from plastic and residual material. The ratio between these determines the quality of the strapping band. More plastic compared to residual material results in a better quality of the band. Better quality means stronger band and less distortion. Therefore it is better to strap with a higher quality of strapping band. Finally, it is possible that a lower quality of strapping can damage the machine, as the band can contaminate the machine.
Types of strapping bandThe most important types of strapping band are from polyester (PET) or polypropylene (PP). PP strapping band is somewhat lighter than PET band which makes it suitable in most situations and ideal to strap lighter products. On the other hand, PET strapping band is stronger than PP band. The reason for this is that PET band retains the tension which makes it very suitable to strap heavy goods. Both types of strap are recyclable. With a strapping shredder it is easy to dispose the strapping band in the recycle bin.
The green band is PET band and the black band is PP band