Pros and cons of PET plastic straps

PET plastic straps are a tool used to pack and reinforce packaged shipments. Belts are commonly used in agriculture, construction, transportation, packaging, or any other field that needs to hold goods together. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this tool? The following article will help you answer this question.

What are the uses of PET plastic straps?

PET plastic straps are the type of belt that has the strength behind composite straps. They are often used to bind goods, machines, and products with heavy loads, requiring high tension during loading, unloading, transportation, and storage. PET straps provide high tension, can maintain this tension for a long time, and have excellent tension recovery. Because of the stretch recovery, they are resistant to strong shocks and impacts.

Advantages of PET plastic straps

PET plastic straps
Advantages of PET plastic straps

At present, PET plastic strapping is an important belt material. They support industries that move up quickly. PET straps can be used in heavy-duty applications. Here are the advantages of PET plastic strapping:

High tensile strength

PET plastic straps have excellent tensile strength and flexibility as it is composed of polyester fibers. Their construction contributes to good elastic properties, allowing them to absorb the force of heavy loads without breaking. PET straps can hold 5% strength without loosening after packing. It is therefore a reliable belt for heavy-duty bundling, tying, and unifying applications. Unlike steel straps, PET straps do not break and avoid injury.

Weather resistant

PET plastic straps are resistant to high temperatures, UV rays, and humidity. Despite being exposed to extreme weather conditions, it retains its shape and does not deform. They are also not as susceptible to oxidation and corrosion as steel belts.

Substantial cost savings

Compared with steel belts has a high cost. In addition, the use of steel straps requires additional packaging materials to avoid damaging the goods or products, which incurs additional costs. But this PET plastic belt is different, PET belt cost less than steel. It is also soft and will not damage bound goods. Therefore, it can be used without a protective wire. Finally, PET straps can be reused more than steel straps because of their ability to re-stretch.

Use safer

Because PET straps are light in weight and soft in texture, so when tightening the belt as much as possible, the belt will still not scratch, affecting the quality of the goods being fixed.

Disadvantages of PET plastic straps

Although PET plastic straps have many outstanding advantages, they still have some limitations such as:

  • PET plastic straps have a very low recyclability (only about 20%). Therefore, this is not an environmentally friendly product line.
  • PET plastic straps have quite a large tightening force, only suitable for medium to large packages. The cost of PET plastic straps is also higher than that of PP plastic straps.

As the pros and cons above demonstrate, PET straps lose strength to composite straps, but they offer a much better strapping option than PP and even steel straps.

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