Redback Strapping

Redback strapping is strong. Redback strapping is the safe and superior alternative to steel banding. Redback strapping is used in lumberyards and many industrial applications for securing heavy loads, bundled loads and irregular shaped objects. Redback Strapping has higher tenacity than steel, so it functions like an industrial shock absorber and can resist impacts that would normally break steel banding.

Redback strapping stays tight and maintains tension over time, but it has the highest cross directional strength of any banding material on the market. So it will not rupture like the green poly strapping and unlike steel banning, it won’t cause serious injury or lash back dangerously when cut. Once removed Redback strapping can be easily disposed and will not poke your eye out or fill up an entire dumpster.

Coils are a quarter of the weight of steel banding, so there is little risk of back injury when handling or changing out coils and they can be economically transported via FedEx or UPS. Best of all, Redback strapping is less expensive than steel banding. Watch how fast and easy it is to secure Redback strapping around this heavy lumber load.

We use a specially designed wire buckle and an economical tool that tensions and cuts the strap. The buckle is applied manually by threading the strap through the middle of the buckle and looping it over the leg. Any excess slack is then pulled out by hand before applying tension with the tool. Redback Strapping has high modulus of elasticity, so as it is stretched around the load, it fights back exponentially, like an industrial shock absorber to return to its original shape.

Redback Strapping is comprised of two different types, woven strapping, and composite strapping. Woven strapping looks and feels like a backpack strap, whereas Composite strapping has a plastic coating and looks and feels like a thick filament tape. Both are manufactured with the same high tenacity industrial filament yarn, so they have similar technical properties and performance. The same tools are used to tension both types of strapping.

The main difference is the fastener. Woven strapping is fastened with a phosphated wire buckle and composite strapping is typically fastened with a galvanized wire buckle. Another difference is that woven strapping coils have a three inch inside diameter core, whereas composite has an eight inch inside diameter. So they require different strapping dispenser cards. And Redback has several economical options, including a dispenser that mounts on the cage of a forklift.

If you would like to learn more about Redback strapping, please contact your local sales representative and request Redback!

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