Composite Strapping vs. Steel Strapping
Case Study Australian Leading Home- and Hardware Store
One of Australia’s leading home and hardware stores asked for our assistance with their project to eliminate steel strapping on inbound products. In the past various staff members had been seriously injured when cutting inbound steel strapping. To increase workplace safety at their distribution centres and eliminate these steel strapping related incidents, the goal was to eliminate all inbound steel strapping. They had already succeeded in drastically reducing the amount of inbound steel strapping. However, certain suppliers had concerns due to the nature of their product or applications and claimed they had no other alternative besides steel strapping.
The main concerns of these suppliers
There is no strap that is stronger than for steel strapping
There is no strap that holds our packs as tight as steel strapping
Non-metallic strapping cannot withstand chemical treatment
Non-metallic strapping cannot withstand the temperatures produced in dry-kiln
Cost increase of consumables
We were invited on the project to refute these concerns based on scientific based evidence and to provide a comparison between steel strapping and composite strapping.
This article is a summary of the comparison of steel strapping versus composite strapping. Please note that the facts regarding the composite strapping in this project are based on Cordstrap composite strapping. We don’t have facts and figures of other composite strapping manufacturers, and the facts given below might not apply to their product! The full and detailed report is available per request. Just contact us if you are interested in it.