Monthly Archives: September 2012

Importance of Protecting Shipments

Why is strapping so important to shipments of goods, and what is strapping useful for in other applications? This is where All Strap can help out. In order to have a smooth running business, no matter what the product, every product or service available to the business is essential. For businesses who specialize in manufacturing products or sending out materials in large freight shipments, strapping can be easily overlooked, but is an essential part of commerce which involves getting goods from point a to point b, and sometimes beyond. Without strapping, how would a large stack of lumber, bricks, or boxes stay put on the truck or barge? Simply put, strapping keeps things together, and when shipments all stay together because the correct methods of binding and strapping are used, that’s always good for business.

Strapping from All Strap is easy to procure, as it’s sold in bulk, along with other shipping essentials such as strap tensioners, seals buckles, hand tools, automated hand tools for strapping and tensioning, tools for metal strapping, and other accessories such as strap dispensers. All of these materials for shipping, along with all types of strapping are available in one convenient location online at All Strap.

Many different types of strapping and shipping materials are available, such as polyester strapping which can be used for lighter duty applications, and nylon strapping with its growing versatility can be used in both heavy duty commercial shipments and shipments which require a softer material. Steel strapping is one of the oldest used and proven materials to bind rough industrial type materials because it is extremely strong. Woven cord strapping is a very economical method when shipping lighter goods. There are specialty strapping materials available as well for jobs which require bindings such as zinc epoxy, coated, or punched steel.

CC89 1 Inch Composite Cord Strapping

Types of Strapping

Businesses ship out goods every day, and All Strap, specializing in a variety of types of strapping, can help by providing all of the materials your company will need to get your goods out the door to your consumers. What is strapping, and what is the big deal about using strapping for your shipments? Well, strapping is a tool which companies who ship bulk goods use to bind large shipments together, hold materials to flat bed trucks, and hold raw materials together to provide stability in shipments so that there will be very little to no movement or shifting when a large pallet of stacked materials is shipped long distances, and by a variety of transport.

There are different types of strapping to suit the needs of the business and match the product which is being shipped. Some guidelines to keep in mind are: Are you shipping hard, tough materials such as bricks or lumber, steel, barrels, spools, cement blocks, logs, or rock? Or, are you shipping goods which need more protection like plastics, manufactured goods which need to be boxed, textiles, finished building materials, dry goods, perishables, or anything else your company may ship which needs to be protected from damage?

For the harder materials which don’t require boxing and can stand up to elements, high tensile steel strapping is a good choice, and in colder climates nylon may be used as a substitute for the steel. Both of these materials are extremely strong. There are different tensioning methods for pulling taught the different types of strapping, and All Strap has hand tensioners, pneumatic tools, hand tools, multi purpose tensioning and cutting tools, sealers, and automated tools to suit all types of strapping. So, no matter the shipping job, you’ll find necessary tools and information conveniently at All Strap.

ACWCD .75 Inch

Strapping Solutions for Freight

What is Strapping, and how can All Strap provide solutions for shipping freight? Strapping is the binding which holds large freight shipments together, and is often overlooked by companies who are newer to shipping freight. Small single-box shipments don’t usually need strapping, but when individual boxes or items need to be stacked and packaged to create a freight shipment, Strapping becomes a very important part of every day commerce. When shipments are strapped correctly, goods are able to retain much more value in that items will not shift or move, thus reducing breakage and loss.

Strapping comes in many different materials such as galvanized metal, high tensile steel, center punched steel, zinc epoxy,  and softer materials such as nylon, polyester, and woven cord. Straps are tensioned, either by hand or by means of automated tools to tighten and bring everything together, and seals, clamps, or welds are placed to hold the straps tight.

When you take time to gather information, you will find that strapping has more uses than just binding shipments. It can be used to hold down building materials in the construction of houses, stores, arenas, any structure which needs to be secured to a slab or other foundation. Strapping also is used in weatherproofing applications, as well as large loads to be secured on flatbed trucks. On the other end of the spectrum, softer materials such as nylon used in strapping can even be used in the manufacture of household goods, furniture, safety belts, and more.

Really, strapping has so many uses beyond just binding and shipping, and for all of your requirements for shipping, construction, manufacture, or whatever your company needs in strapping, you will find the right materials to quickly and conveniently meet your shipping or construction, weatherproofing or travel. Whatever your strapping  needs, you will find the right materials at All Strap.



Optimize Freight Shipments

All Strap is one of the leading sources for strapping and shipping supplies online where you can find out what is strapping, and be informed about the different types of strapping used for shipping and commerce for businesses. Strapping can be used for many different applications from shipping to construction, and comes in a variety of different types to cater to any individual business’ supply needs for the load or project at hand.

Different types of projects require different strapping solutions, for example, if a business has the need to ship large stacks of pre-poured concrete, mouldings, brick, cement, steel I beams, rebar, wood, other construction materials, or anything that is tough, high tensile steel strapping would be recommended. But, if boxed goods are waiting to be stacked on a pallet and shipped out, the type of strapping used should be just as strong, but of a softer material such as nylon, polyester, or woven cord strapping so as to not damage the items to be shipped. Each type of strapping has specific methods of binding and tensioning, as well as sealing methods which are tailored to the strapping material at hand. Tools for hand tensioning are available for those who ship large pallets of goods every so often, while automated tools are recommended for those who have a need to frequently ship freight. There are special tools and spools for steel strapping as well, and buckles for the different types of nylon or cord strapping.

It’s always best to be educated on the type of shipping and strapping products a company will need for the goods which will be shipping out, because making the right choice will mean cost efficiency in the big picture. So, when it comes to strapping, companies can look to All Strap for a variety of affordable strapping solutions.

CC65 .75 Inch Composite Cord Strap

Strapping: The Binding of Freight

Do you have a business which ships, and are you asking yourself what is strapping and why is it important to know the right type of strapping? All Strap can help answer your questions all about strapping and the different types that will be beneficial for your business’ shipping needs.  If you do any kind of large shipments at all, you know the importance of proper stacking, binding, and strapping. You know the importance of protecting your shipments so that they arrive in-tact and ready for your consumer on the other end. Strapping is an important pary to your shipment, possibly one of the most important. There are options you will need to know about with certain types of strapping, whether you are shipping heavy loads, raw materials, bulk boxed goods, hard materials, or soft goods, it will be important to choose the correct type of shipping materials and strapping.

Strapping is just as it sounds: the binding which holds the entire shipment together to prevent shifting and movement of shipped goods. When all of your shipped goods arrive in great condition because you used the correct binding and strapping, and the correct tools, you business saves money on shipping. Companies like All Strap can help save you time and money because shipping supplies, strapping and tools are all available online in one convenient place. You will find steel strapping, stainless, poly strapping, cord, specialty strapping such as zinc epoxy and center punched steel. You will also find manual and automatic tensioning tools, all-in-one tools for tensioning, cutting, and sealing, and you will find a variety of ties, seals, protective products, and specialty accessories for strapping and binding when you take a look at the inventory at All Strap.

With the know-how and information on where to obtain all of your shipping products, including the ever-important strapping tailored to your individual business needs, you will be able to save time and money so you can focus on your product.

66WXL .75 Inch Woven Cord