FAQs

Many people confuse bent wire buckles for clips. Redback offers a full range of phosphate and galvanized buckles to go with our woven and composite strapping. We even have heavy duty ladder buckles for our cargo lashing. Please see our products tab for the buckle sections or give us a call to learn more about buckles.

In order to produce the best joints you should use phosphate buckles with woven strap.  It is important to use strap and buckles that are designed to work together.  If you would like to know more about this please watch this video: REDBACK BUCKLES STAY CLOSED

In order to produce the best joints you should use galvanized buckles with composite strap.  It is important to use strap and buckles that are designed to work together.  If you would like to know more about this please watch this video: REDBACK BUCKLES STAY CLOSED 

This is mostly a confusion in terminology.  Woven and composite strapping uses bent wire buckles and our cargo lashing uses heavy duty ladder buckles.  Clips is sometimes used to refer to the same thing but is not entirely accurate as the strap is secured with tension and does not clip onto anything.

It is important to use strap and buckles that are designed to work together.  While it is possible to fit ¾” strap in most ¾” buckles there is no way to know what system strength that combination produces without putting it on a test machine.  It is best to play it safe and pair Redback Strap with Redback Buckles.  For an example of why this is so important, please watch this video: REDBACK SYSTEM STRENGTH

In order to produce the best joints you should use phosphated buckles with woven strap and galvanized buckles composite strap.  It is important to use strap and buckles that are designed to work together.  If you would like to know more about this please watch this video: REDBACK STRAPPING VIDEO

All strap has a certain amount of elongation.  A more important question would be how much of that elongation is pulled out in the initial tensioning process and will there be much ‘creep’ after the load is secure.  Redback straps stay tight on your loads and produce consistent, all weather, and long lasting system strength.

All strap has a certain amount of elongation.  A more important question would be how much of that elongation is pulled out in the initial tensioning process and will there be much ‘creep’ after the load is secure.  Redback straps stay tight on your loads and produce consistent, all weather, and long lasting system strength.

All strap has a certain amount of elongation.  A more important question would be how much of that elongation is pulled out in the initial tensioning process and will there be much ‘creep’ after the load is secure.  Redback straps stay tight on your loads and produce consistent, all weather, and long lasting system strength.

Woven and composite strapping is secured with a windlass tensioner.  This is a tension-based system and applying proper tension is essential for getting the most our of your straps. Redback offers a variety of tensioners.  Generally a high quality tensioner will last for years longer than steel banding or extruded PET strapping tools. The best way to make sure you are using the right tool with the right strap is to give us a call.

Woven and composite strapping is secured with a windlass tensioner.  This is a tension-based system and applying proper tension is essential for getting the most our of your straps. Redback offers a variety of tensioners.  Generally a high quality tensioner will last for years longer than steel banding or extruded PET strapping tools. The best way to make sure you are using the right tool with the right strap is to give us a call. Please see our heavy duty tools section to brows our selection of high quality tools: HEAVY DUTY TOOLS ACCESSORIES

Woven and composite strapping is secured with a windlass tensioner.  This is a tension-based system and applying proper tension is essential for getting the most our of your straps. Redback offers a variety of tensioners.  Generally a high quality tensioner will last for years longer than steel banding or extruded PET strapping tools. The best way to make sure you are using the right tool with the right strap is to give us a call. Please see our heavy duty tools section to brows our selection of high quality tools: HEAVY DUTY TOOLS ACCESSORIES

If you are using a buckle for your PET strap there can be little obvious difference between a woven / composite tensioner and a PET / Extruded Tensioner.  However the gripper foot, maximum tension, and durability of the tool can be far different for woven & composite strap. This means that while it is sometimes possible to use a PET / Extruded tensioner on woven and composite strap it isn’t really advisable.  If you are using a friction weld tool for your PET and extruded strap you will not be able to use it on your woven or composite strap.  Woven and composite are secured with a wire buckle and is a tension based system.  Please see our heavy duty tools section to brows our selection of high quality tools: HEAVY DUTY TOOLS ACCESSORIES

Redback offers battery powered and pneumatic tools in addition to the popular windlass tensioner options.  These options, however, are not automatic strap guns as you will still need to thread the strap onto a wire buckle before using a powered or unpowered tensioning option.

Yes we do, here is the product page: TCT32

Yes we do, we have two options, a 1-1/4 option that can be found here: and a 1-1/2” option that can be found here: TP114

Generally not much time at all.  Here is our tips and tricks video where you can see how quick the process is even while familiarizing yourself with windlass tensioners: TIPS AND TRICKS

Redback offers battery powered and pneumatic tools in addition to the popular windlass tensioner options.  These options, however, are not Fromm automatic strap guns as you will still need to thread the strap onto a wire buckle before using a powered or unpowered tensioning option.

Our disposable TRT6 is an extremely affordable tensioner option.  Here is the product page: TRT6

Achieving the proper tension for any strap is essential for getting the rated performance out of the system.  Under tensioned straps are the common cause for loose loads, unsecure buckles that lead to creep and sag, and a loss of performance and impact resistance.  Additionally the high quality parts and repairable nature of our heavy duty tools mean that in most cases a heavy duty tool will last years longer than an inexpensive tool.

Redback offers the high quality ¾” TM325 that can be found here: TM325 and the high quality 1-1/4”+ that can be found here: TM375

Yes we do.  You can find carts and accessories / tools in the marked sections of our products page: PRODUCTS

Redback has system strengths displayed on all of our category and product pages.  Generally speaking you can compare the linear strength of your steel banding to the system strength of the woven or composite strap you are considering switching to.  In the end it is a judgement call about what works for your application.

Linear break strength is end to end strength.  If you took a piece of strap and pulled it apart until it broke that would be It’s linear strength.  Each strap has a different linear break strength and they are all on the individual product page.  For example our RBC65 found here: RBC65 has a linear break strength of 1375 but a system strength of 2200.

This will depend on the strap you are using and the application.  Please give us a call to discuss your strapping needs and possible methods that can help.

Woven and composite strapping are used in everything from lumber and scaffolding to export and crating.  If you have an application that you wish to discuss please send us a message:  CONTACT US

This depends on the strap and the tensioner you are using.  If you wish to have high tension on your load please make sure to pick a high strength strap and buckle combination and use a heavy duty tool such as the TM325 for 3/4” straps and the TM375 for up to 1-1/2 strapping such as our AAR grade 5 CW125.

Composite strapping will perform well in all weather conditions.  However you will want to avoid any applications that are over two hundred degrees.

Composite strapping will perform well in all weather conditions.  However you will want to avoid any applications that are over two hundred degrees.

Virtually all applications that use steel banding are excellent candidates for woven and composite strapping.  Redback strapping is safer, stronger, and less expensive than steel banding, meaning that it will have a better hold and protect your people better than steel.

AAR and cargo shipping are common applications for Redback Woven and cord strapping.  For a full list of our cargo lashing please go here: CARGO LASHING

Yes, woven and composite can be a better option when securing steel and other metal products because it is best to not have steel on steel as that can cause damage.  Our superior ability to absorb impacts is especially helpful when transporting steel and metal materials.

The wire buckles for the woven strap have a phosphate coating.  You can find a full list of our phosphate coated buckles here: PHOSPHATE BUCKLES

The wire buckles for the composite strap are galvanized.  You can find a full list of our galvanized buckles here: GALVANIZED BUCKLES

It can be hard for the untrained eye to know the difference between a good coating and a subpar coting.  A good way to be sure is to buy your buckles from Redback.

It can be hard for the untrained eye to know the difference between a good coating and a subpar coating.  One thing to check for is flimsy strap.  If your strap is extra floppy and feels soft there is a decent chance someone is skimping on the coating.  While this won’t help you know the quality of the coating it will help alert you to undercoated straps.  The best way to be sure your strap has a quality coating is to buy from Redback or a Redback exclusive distributor.

Redback buckles have a heavy duty coating designed to work in all weather conditions.

Virtually all applications that use steel banding are excellent candidates for woven and composite strapping.  Redback strapping is safer, stronger, and less expensive than steel banding, meaning that it will have a better hold and protect your people better than steel.  If you are a distributor and would like to discuss customer applications and how to convert your customers to Redback cord strapping or woven strap please contact us here: CONTACT US

Yes, in addition to being safer and stronger than steel banding redback is less expensive and uses tools that are less expensive and easier to repair than steel banding tools.

Redback strapping is typically used in loop form around a load and secured with a buckle.  Here is a short introductory video where you can see how the strap is applied to a load: REDBACK STRAPPING

you can find out full selection of product categories here: PRODUCTS  We provide woven strapping, composite strapping, cargo lashing and all the buckles and tools necessary to use them in all common applications. If you would like to discuss your needs with a strapping expert please send us a message here: CONTACT US

This depends on what you consider a complete load. In the same way you may be used to using steel banding, woven and composite provides loop securement. It is up to you to determine if your load needs one, two, three straps or more. This is not a complete wrap around the load like stretch film, as such you may wish to use multiple load securement options if you feel necessary.

Redback buckles have a high joint efficiency generally around seventy percent. Here is a video where we show and discuss our joint strengths and compare them to some competitors: REDBACK VS COMPETITOR

Phosphate buckles are the correct match for woven strap and galvanized buckles are the correct match for composite strap.

Generally polyester strapping refers to strap that is a single piece of plastic and secured with a heat tool. Woven and composite is very different, being made of high strength yarn, coating, and secured with a steel buckle. The system strength and overall performance of woven and composite strapping is far higher and it has better impact resistance, all weather performance, and general durability.

Generally polypropylene strapping refers to strap that is a single piece of plastic and secured with a heat tool. Woven and composite is very different, being made of high strength yarn, coating, and secured with a steel buckle. The system strength and overall performance of woven and composite strapping is far higher and it has better impact resistance, all weather performance, and general durability.

Generally extruded strapping refers to strap that is a single piece of plastic and secured with a heat tool. Woven and composite is very different, being made of high strength yarn, coating, and secured with a steel buckle. The system strength and overall performance of woven and composite strapping is far higher and it has better impact resistance, all weather performance, and general durability.

Virtually all applications that use steel banding are excellent candidates for woven and composite strapping. Redback strapping is safer, stronger, and less expensive than steel banding, meaning that it will have a better hold and protect your people better than steel. If you are a distributor and would like to discuss customer applications and how to convert your customers to Redback cord strapping or woven strap please contact us here: CONTACT US

Yes, our strapping kits include 500’ of heavy duty CW7525 strapping, around 75 buckles, and a tensioner all in a duffel that is easy to shove under a truck seat until you need it. You can find it here: CWK4

Yes woven and composite strapping is excellent for heavy loads, odd sized loads and irregular shaped objects. If you would like to discuss your strapping application with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

Yes woven and composite strapping is excellent for heavy loads, odd sized loads and irregular shaped objects. If you would like to discuss your strapping application with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

Redback strapping is used on everything from lumber and scaffolding to rail and cargo container applications. If you are shipping something and are looking for something better than steel banding or outdated truck straps please contact us to discuss your application: CONTACT US

Redback composite and woven straps are used for everything from crating to lumber and export. It is a high strength solution and not designed for small cardboard packages.

While there is nothing common about the cord strapping that Redback provides cord strap or cord strapping are common ways to refer to composite strapping, which we provide.

That depends on which item you are talking about. Our products range from half inch material around a thousand pounds all the way up to eighteen thousand pound system strength cargo lashing.

The goal of all strapping and banding is to prevent damage to shipments and cargo. The key is to pick the right strap for the right job and for most jobs Redback woven and composite cord strapping is the right choice. Our superior performance, impact resistance, and tension means redback straps will outperform steel banding and provide a safer, more intact load upon arrival.

Most cargo with the exception of bulk fill can be strapped with one of our many products. If you would like to discuss your application please give us a call at: 425-455-9200

Woven and composite strap is used for cargo inside of shipping containers but more often people use our cargo lashing which can be found here: CARGO LASHING

There are generally 108 coils of woven strapping on a pallet and 90 coils of composite strapping on a pallet.  Cargo lashing has more variation and we recommend you check the specific product page for pallet count information.

Most of our strapping comes two per box but a few items like our CW40 and RL150 come four per box. We recommend you double check the item’s product page before placing an order.

We prefer that you do.

You can order by the box, typically two coils, but better shipping options are available at the pallet level.

Galvanized buckles are galvanized steel.

Yes both woven and composite strapping use wire buckles. Woven uses phosphated wire buckles that can be found here: PHOSPHATE BUCKLES and composite uses galvanized wire buckles that can be found here: GALVANIZED BUCKLES

It is important to not only have the right gauge, but proper geometry and coatings on your buckles. To make it easy we have buckle suggestions on all of our strap product pages. If you have additional questions and want to make sure you are using the right buckle with the right strap please contact us here: CONTACT US

It is important to not only have the right gauge, but proper geometry and coatings on your buckles.  To make it easy we have buckle suggestions on all of our strap product pages.  If you have additional questions and want to make sure you are using the right buckle with the right strap please contact us here: CONTACT US

Yes, see this video: 5 STAR PERFORMANCE

Our top navigation bar has a products tab, under that you will see all of our categories, within those categories you will find the product pages for all of our products: PRODUCTS

Strap configuration very much depends on the load you are securing. If you would like to discuss your application with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

Woven and composite strapping is a tension based system that uses a buckle and does not use crimping tools or heat sealers. If you would like to see how our material is secured we recommend you watch this video: REDBACK STRAPPING

This very much depends on the load and way in which you are shipping the product. If you would like to discuss your application with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

Cargo lashing is Redback’s heavy duty lashing designed for AAR, cargo, and heavy haul applications. Typically used with a ladder buckle instead of a wire buckle, Redback cargo lashing delivers the high performance necessary for rail and container shipments. Here is a list of our cargo lashing options: CARGO LASHING

Medium duty is subjective, but woven and composite strapping is an excellent option for most shipping and cargo securement applications. If the load is strapped Redback is probably a good option. If you would like to discuss your application with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

Medium duty is subjective, but woven and composite strapping is an excellent option for most shipping and cargo securement applications. If the load is strapped Redback is probably a good option. If you would like to discuss your application with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

Woven and composite strapping is safer, stronger, and less expensive than steel banding. Redback straps won’t cut your hands or lash back dangerously, stays tight on your load and better protects shipments. Please see this flyer below and then watch this video about our system: REDBACK STRAPPING

Our strap is a tension based system. Below you will see a diagram of how to apply the buckle. Here is a video that talks about our system and shows you how to apply the strap to a load: REDBACK STRAPPING

Our strap is a tension based system. Below you will see a diagram of how to apply the buckle. Here is a video that talks about our system and shows you how to apply the strap to a load: REDBACK STRAPPING

Redback cargo lashing is a tension based system. Below you will find a diagram showing how to use a cargo lashing buckle. We also have a video that shows several ways to use our strapping: REDBACK LASHING

There are multiple ways to use our cargo lashing and strapping. Here is a video that shows a few of them: REDBACK LASHING If you have questions about your shipments and would like to talk with one of our experts please contact us here:

There are multiple ways to use our cargo lashing and strapping. Here is a video that shows a few of them: REDBACK LASHING If you have questions about your shipments and would like to talk with one of our experts please contact us here:

There are multiple ways to use our cargo lashing and strapping. Here is a video that shows a few of them: REDBACK LASHING If you have questions about your shipments and would like to talk with one of our experts please contact us here:

The most common mistake people make with Redback Strapping is to flip buckles the wrong way.  The ends or “legs” must be pointed to the right, so when you look down on the buckle you see a C.  The back leg is designed to close first and then you pull tension off the front leg.  If the buckle is flipped to the left, the back leg becomes the front leg and closes before you can pull tension, and then the back leg never fully closes.

Each of our product pages have recommended buckles for the strap. It is important to use Redback strapping with Redback buckles and our system strengths are for buckle and strap combinations. Straps alone only have linear strength, it is only when you combine that strap with a buckle that a loop can be created and you have a system strength. Remember to always request Redback.

Yes we have both buckles and hooks. Here is a common hook used for cargo lashing: RLH40E

Yes we have both buckles and hooks. Here is a common hook used for cargo lashing: RLH40E

Yes we have both buckles and hooks. Here is a common hook used for cargo lashing: RLH40E

Yes, here is a link to our lashing buckle page where you will find our dynamic load buckles: LASHING BUCKLES

Yes that is a common way to use Redback Cargo Lashing. Here is a video that shows a few ways you can use our lashing in a cargo container: REDBACK LASHING

Yes that is a common way to use Redback Cargo Lashing. Here is a video that shows a few ways you can use our lashing in a cargo container: REDBACK LASHING

Yes that is a common way to use Redback Cargo Lashing. Here is a video that shows a few ways you can use our lashing in a cargo container: REDBACK LASHING

Yes that is a common way to use Redback Cargo Lashing. Here is a video that shows a few ways you can use our lashing in a cargo container: REDBACK LASHING

Yes that is a common way to use Redback Cargo Lashing. Here is a video that shows a few ways you can use our lashing in a cargo container: REDBACK LASHING

Redback strapping has superior tensile strength in most applications and better impact resistance. Additionally redback strapping is safer, it will not lash back dangerously, cut your hands, and is much easier to dispose. REDBACK VS STEEL FLYER

Redback strapping is safer, stronger, and less expensive than steel banding. It also has better impact resistance, will not lash back dangerously or cut your hands. It is the safer superior alternative to steel banding. REDBACK VS STEEL FLYER

It is important to use Redback Strap with Redback buckles. To get the best system strength always use the recommended buckle with your chosen strap and use a high quality tensioner like our TM325: TM325 TOOL

Yes, we have a full like of cargo lashing and AAR approved straps. Please follow this link to see our selection: CARGO LASHING

Generally truck straps refers to four inch wide straps with built in ratchets. These are made out of a different material and generally not for securing pallets, bundles, or large cargo. If you have questions about your application and would like to talk with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

No you would need to use the matched buckle for the strap you want to use. For some context on how our system works, please watch this video: REDBACK STRAPPING

It is not advisable to use galvanized (the buckles for composite strapping) with woven or phosphate (the buckles for woven strap) with composite strap. If you are looking to get additional performance out of your system or are trying to overcome an issue the best option is to contact us to discuss what you are looking to accomplish.

Woven and composite strapping are used with wire buckles, phosphate for woven and galvanized for composite. Many times the term clip is held over from when people used steel banding in the past. If you are confused about what should be used with a certain strap please refer to the product page on our website or contact us here: CONTACT US

Woven and composite strapping are used with wire buckles, phosphate for woven and galvanized for composite. Many times the term seal is held over from when people used steel banding in the past. If you are confused about what should be used with a certain strap please refer to the product page on our website or contact us here: CONTACT US

Woven strapping is made of high strength polyester yarn in a protective coating.

Galvanized buckles appear lighter and shinier than phosphate buckles.  However not all galvanized buckles are shiny.

Yes Redback woven and composite strapping is often used on lumber, scaffolding, crates, steel, and other products that do not compress much or at all. It is an excellent choice for those applications.

It is important that you put enough tension on redback strapping. Unlike steel banding that you can only pull all slack out from a band, you can actually put extra tension on a woven or composite strap. This does not guarantee that a settling load will not become loose, but it does help mitigate the risk. If you have questions about your application and would like to talk with one of our experts please contact us here: CONTACT US

Possibly. Redback woven and composite strapping is gentler on loads but it is still possible to apply large amounts of tension to these straps and it is a tension based system. If the corners of your load are sensitive to compression it is a good idea to still use corner protection. As a general rule if you use corner protection for steel banding it is probably a good idea to use corner protection for your woven or composite strapping.

That depends on the application. If you would like to talk to an expert about your application please contact us here: CONTACT US

That depends on the application. If you would like to talk to an expert about your application please contact us here: CONTACT US

Only if your units are at risk of sliding around a container or truck. Always secure your loads to the truck or container. If you are using Redback inside a cargo container and properly using the lashing points the load should end up very secure.

Yes!  Woven and composite strapping is good for load securement in most fields.  If you were using steel banding you almost certainly can switch to woven strapping and get better load protection and a safer work environment.  If you would like to talk with one of our experts about your application please contact us here: CONTACT US

Yes that is a common application. Here is a link to our cargo lashing where we have AAR approved straps: CARGO LASHING

Yes that is a common application. Here is a link to our cargo lashing where we have AAR approved straps: CARGO LASHING

Yes that is a common application. Here is a link to our cargo lashing where we have AAR approved straps: CARGO LASHING

Yes that is a common application. Here is a link to our cargo lashing where we have AAR approved straps: CW105AAR, and RBC105AAR

No, steel banding is outdated, brittle, and dangerous. Redback woven and composite strapping is safer, stronger, and less expensive than steel banding.

A dynamic load buckle is a ladder buckle designed to have enhanced friction to provide a better hold when a shipment is experiencing repeated impacts or vibrations. Generally a well performing ladder buckle is all that is needed in most applications.