When moving large quantities of goods long distances, companies often look to strapping to hold them in place for the duration of the journey. This is particularly true of large loads being conveyed on flatbeds, such as timber, steel I-beams, and heavy building materials. 

With the strapping of heavy goods playing such as a big part in the transportation business, the main question that people tend to ask is; should we use Polypropylene or Steel strapping? 

The key to making such decisions is focusing on which material will be the best for your specific journey. For example, if you’re carrying your goods for a short distance, and the contents isn’t the most valuable that you’ll be delivering, then Polypropylene strapping may just get the job done. 

As with any journey, you want peace of mind that your goods will be kept in place no matter how far you’re travelling. In this situation, Polypropylene strapping may not prove to be the best option for your business as it has low retained tension, potential to split, susceptible to environmental factors, and a higher rate of failure when used on “solid” products. 

Therefore, if you plan on making long journeys with your load and can’t afford for it to get buffed or damaged, there’s only one option: and that’s Steel Strapping. Steel Strapping comes with multiple positives, including that the tension is maintained for a long period of time, meaning that you don’t have to worry about your cargo moving around in the back. Steel straps are the oldest, strongest, and highest tensile strength strapping available. It is available in a variety of widths and thicknesses, as well as variations in the grade of steel. 

The only negative we can think of for Steel Strapping is the slightly higher cost, but even then, you’re paying for quality. 

Our advisors at Samuel Grant will assess your requirements and use their years of expertise in the field to guide you into securing the best product for you, at the best price. This will give you the confidence that you’ve secured the best product for your business, and at a price that will save you money in the long run without having to worry about the costs of replacing damaged cargo. 

You can find out more about Steel Strapping from the biggest packaging suppliers in the UK here.