Composite strap is a type of synthetic strapping that consists of multiple polyester filaments embedded in a polymer coating. The coating holds the filament together tightly, while the filaments provide high tensile strength and elasticity. Composite cord strap is also known as synthetic steel or corded strapping. Composite strapping system is considered consistently the strongest known strapping system. It is often used in sea or rail transportation, or offshore application. It can also be used on load that is sensitive to damage.
What Is the Benefit Composite Strapping?
The biggest advantage of composite strapping is its high tensile strength and high elongation recovery. It is highly elastic and can be elongated greatly and still recover to its original length. Making it resistant to impact force when the load is dropped. It is the safest strapping system; it is soft and has no sharp edges. When cut it does not snap back, which can potentially cause great harm to the user. It is also safe on the product, it tends to conform the shape of the load rather than compressing the load, which can cause damage on your item.
How Composite Strapping is Applied?
Composite strapping is joined together using a wire buckle. By looping both end of the strap around the buckle, it can form a strong joint. The joint efficiency of the composite strapping is consistent, this is because the buckle is the only factor for joint efficiency as no sealer is used. The composite strap can be tensioned using a windlass tensioner that is operated by hand, pneumatic or battery.
Should You Be Using Composite Strapping?
It is generally considered the strongest strapping system; however, it is also relatively expensive compared to other strapping system. And the strength it provides can be overkill for most requirements, which can achieve by other cheaper strapping system like PET and steel strapping. If your loads require the high strength and high elongation property of composite strapping, and your load is being transported in rough condition across large distance, like sea or rail transit. Composite strapping can be a worthwhile consideration.