Australian Warehouse Solutions ’ (AWS) polyester strapping offers the following advantages:
Health and Safety:
AWS polyester strapping creates a safer working environment. No sharp edges, therefore users are less likely to cut hands during handling, application or removal. AWS polyester strapping is up to 60% lighter than steel for a given length, allowing more length to be on each roll. This makes coil changes are less frequent and can be easily achieved by one person without the use of lifting equipment.
AWS polyester strapping will not rust and stain packs when exposed to moisture and is UV resistant for up to 2 years.
AWS polyester strapping is easier to dispose of than steel, as it is more easily compressed in rubbish and is fully recyclable.
Polyester strapping withstands shock force. Example: If a pallet is dropped during handling or in transit, it takes 2.5 times the energy to break as steel strap. A combination of strength and elasticity in polyester strap ensures that your products will arrive at their destination in the same condition as they were shipped.
AWS polyester strapping has an elastic memory and so maintains strap tension in the event of pack settlement or shrinkage. Steel straps often become loose if the pack configuration changes creating a potential hazard when handling.