Benefits Cordstrap strapping for Mine Sites
This is a no-brainer. Working with steel strapping is like working with razor blades. Receiving steel strapping is even more dangerous because the straps recoil when cut.
Size for size, Cordstrap is stronger than steel strapping. This means that a 19mm Cordstrap is stronger than a 19mm steel strapping, and so on. Cordstrap is available in system strengths ranging from 480kg up to 3,700kg!
Shock Absorbent- Does Not Snap During Transport on Corrugated Roads to Remote Mine Sites
Unlike steel strapping (and plastic strapping), Cordstrap is fully shock-absorbent and does not elongate. A little explanation about elongation…
There are two types of elongation. Permanent elongation and elastic elongation. Steel strapping has permanent elongation. This means that upon impact steel strapping will elongate and potentially break. It does not bounce back in its original shape.
Cordstrap strapping has elastic elongation. This means that during impact composite strapping absorbs energy, elongates and bounces back in its original shape.
Fast & Easy to Apply
Cordstrap composite strapping only requires one, low-cost, tool. The strap is flexible. This makes it easy to apply to odd-shaped products. Not working with a razor sharp product means no need to put all your protective gear on such as safety glasses and gloves.
Wide variety of sizes and strengths
In the mining industry, the most commonly used steel strapping widths are 19mm and 32mm. Cordstrap is also available in 25mm. The 25mm system is almost as strong as a 32mm steel strapping and many companies switch from a 32mm steel strapping to a 25mm Cordstrap. Added benefit is major cost-savings.
To provide the most cost-effective and customized solutions, there are various breaking strength variations in systems with the same width. Let me explain…
For example, Cordstrap strapping 19mm is available with a system breaking strength of 1 ton and with a system breaking strength of 1,440kg. The 25mm system is available with a system breaking strength of 1,500kg and 2,080kg. You can find out more about all available Cordstrap sizes and breaking strengths here.
Does not rot or rust
Cordstrap strapping does not rust or rot and therefore does not damage your products.
Heat and chemical resistant
Cordstrap is heat-resistant and only at temperatures above 285°C will decomposition in the presence of oxygen take place. Softening of Cordstrap will take place at 125°C but this has no negative influence. Cordstrap is also compatible with most chemicals.
Cordstrap strapping can be directly applied to coated products.
When comparing a 19mm steel strapping with a 19mm Cordstrap system, pricing is comparable. However, when you compare 32mm steel strapping with 32mm Cordstrap, the cost-savings are major.
Consistent Breaking Strength
Unlike steel strapping or the green plastic strapping PET, Cordstrap provides you with a certified consistent breaking strength. What does this mean?
Steel strapping and PET are closed with a steel crimper or a heat seal. The strength of this type of joint closures depends on variables such as quality of the tool and the operator.
With steel strapping and PET, only the linear breaking strength (strap only) can be guaranteed. However, you can have the strongest strap in the world, if your joint closure is weak, you still end up with a weak system.
Cordstrap strapping is closed with a steel buckle. This is the strongest joint closure you can use. The buckle is not dependent on a tool or operator and therefore the same system breaking strength (strap and buckle) is always guaranteed.
Tested and Certified
Cordstrap strapping is independently tested and certified by DNV/GL.