What is Cord Strapping?

What is cord strapping? Commonly referred to by names such as polyester strapping, nylon strapping, fabric strapping and even the generic plastic strapping, but cord strapping differs from all these other straps by it’s own unique characteristics.

Cord strap is made from a high tenacity industrial polyester yarn that is held together by hot melt glue either in a woven or uniline pattern. This combination creates two important characteristics that differentiate cord from other strapping a) low elongation b) memory retention that acts like a big rubber band when your product encounters sudden shock from abrupt movements.

There are three common types of cord strapping available:

Bonded Cord:

Bonded Cord Strapping

A woven pattern of polyester filaments that are held together with hot melt glue that result in a low elongation high strength alternative to some steel and polypropylene strapping applications.

Composite Cord:

Composite Cord Strapping

A more recent development in cord strapping. Composite is made up of high tenacity polyester filaments that are embedded in a very strong polymer coating. This new combination creates an even stronger cord than traditional woven and bonded cord while still retaining the same low elongation and memory retention.

Applied with inexpensive tools, light weight cord strapping is available in 1/2″ and 3/4″ widths offers a quick and easy alternative to other forms of strapping when securing loads. For more on cord strapping contact PPI at (800) 665-4040 or (905) 507-4040.