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When it comes to securing your products for safe transit, trust Macfarlane Packaging’s strapping and pallet banding solutions. Designed for durability and ease of use, our range ensures that your goods remain sturdy and secure during transportation.

Choose from polypropylene, polyester and steel hand-applied strapping to best suits your specific packaging needs. We can supply a range of accessories such as tensioners, seals and machinery that works for you.

Don’t leave the security of your products to chance. Select Macfarlane Packaging for quality hand-applied strapping and pallet banding that you can rely on. Our products are designed to meet the needs of businesses across various industries, ensuring that your goods arrive at their destination in perfect condition.

Quick Facts

  • Choose from polypropylene, polyester and steel banding options
  • Different strengths available – including light, medium, heavy and super heavy-duty
  • Range of widths available from 12mm through to 19mm straping
  • Ideal for securing pallets, large boxes and more…

Our range of Polypropylene Hand Strapping on Cardboard Cores

CodeSize
(mm x m)
Core Size
(mm x mm)
StrengthApprox. Breaking
Strain (kg)
Pack
Qty
Buy or Enquire
00746912 x 1500200 x 150Medium1752BUY ONLINE
00746712 x 1000200 x 150Heavy2202BUY ONLINE
00002216 x 800200 x 150Super Heavy3102BUY ONLINE

Our Polypropylene Hand Strapping Starter Kit

CodeDescriptionBuy or Enquire
218283Kit Including:
– 12 mm tensioner and sealer
– 1 reel of 12 mm x 1500m
– Polypropylene strapping
– On plastic reel
– 1 dispensing stand
– 500 seals
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Our range of Polypropylene Hand Strapping on Plastic Reels

CodeSize
(mm x m)
StrengthApprox. Breaking
Strain (kg)
Pack
Qty
Buy or Enquire
00747112 x 2200Light1152BUY ONLINE
00747012 x 1800Medium1752BUY ONLINE
00746612 x 1400Heavy2051BUY ONLINE
00746812 x 1200Super Heavy2202BUY ONLINE

Environmental Impact Rating – Polypropylene Hand Strapping

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

do not recycle

Category

5 pp

Recycled Content

50 min

Our range of Hand-Applied Polyester Strapping

CodeDescriptionLength
(m)
Width
(mm)
Strapping
Thickness
Approx. Breaking
Strain (kg)
Core
(mm)
Pack
Qty
Buy or Enquire
001340Hand-Applied2500120.06310406 x 1521ENQUIRE NOW
007889Hand-Applied150015.50.07450406 x 1521BUY ONLINE

Environmental Impact Rating – Hand-Applied Polyester Strapping

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

do not recycle

Category

1 pete

Recycled Content

50 min

Our range of Hand-Applied Corded Polyester Strapping

CodeLength
(m)
Width
(mm)
Approx. Breaking
Strain (kg)
Pack
Qty
Buy or Enquire
0047451500133801ENQUIRE NOW
0047461200164601ENQUIRE NOW

Environmental Impact Rating – Hand-Applied Corded Polyester Strapping

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

do not recycle

Category

1 pete

Recycled Content

30 min

Our range of Steel Strapping

CodeTypeLength
(m)
Width
(mm)
Approx. Breaking
Strain (kg)
Pack
Qty
Buy or Enquire
000412Ribbon Wound330135181BUY ONLINE
000425Ribbon Wound334166521BUY ONLINE
000432Ribbon Wound334197751BUY ONLINE
004824Oscillated965135181ENQUIRE NOW
005196Oscillated763166521BUY ONLINE
003141Oscillated533199301BUY ONLINE

Environmental Impact Rating – Steel Strapping

Our Environmental Impact Rating (EIR) shows an OPRL recycling label, the recycling category of the packaging material and the recycled content contained in the material.

Recyclable?

recycle

Category

40 fe

Recycled Content

0 recycled

Hand-Applied Strapping and Pallet Banding FAQs

What is hand applied strapping?

Hand-applied strapping, also known as hand strapping, is a packaging and shipping solution used to secure and bundle products for safe transportation. It involves the use of sturdy plastic, polyester or steel straps, which are manually applied and tightened around a load of items. Hand strapping is commonly used in various industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and distribution.

Key features and uses of hand-applied strapping:

  • Securing Loads: Hand strapping is employed to prevent products or items from shifting, becoming damaged, or falling apart during transit. It keeps loads stable and secure.
  • Versatility: It can be used to bundle together multiple items into a single unit or to strap pallets of goods to ensure they remain intact.
  • Ease of Application: Hand strapping is applied manually using strapping tools, making it suitable for a wide range of packaging scenarios.
  • Cost-Effective: It’s a cost-effective way to provide load containment and security without the need for expensive automated strapping machinery.

• Customisation: Straps can be customised in terms of width, length, colour, and even printed with branding or handling instructions. Contact Macfarlane Packaging for more details.

Hand-applied strapping is a reliable solution for various packaging needs, from securing small parcels to stabilizing large, palletised loads. It’s an essential component of many businesses’ shipping and logistics operations, ensuring that products reach their destination in good condition.

What type of strapping products can be used by hand?

Hand-applied strapping employs three primary types of strapping materials: polypropylene (PP), polyester (PET) and steel, each offering distinct advantages tailored to different applications:

Polypropylene (PP) Strapping:

· Versatility: PP strapping is widely used across diverse applications due to its versatility.

· Strength: While providing good tensile strength, it’s ideal for moderate loads.

· Elongation: The strapping has some stretch, making it suitable for products prone to shifting during transit.

· Cost-Effectiveness: Recognised for its economical nature, it’s a preferred choice for general-purpose strapping.

Polyester (PET) Strapping:

· High Tensile Strength: PET strapping boasts high tensile strength, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications.

· Low Elongation: With minimal stretch, it ensures load stability during transport.

· UV Resistance: PET strapping is UV-resistant, suitable for outdoor applications.

· Durability: It is more rigid and durable compared to PP strapping.

Steel Strapping:

· Extreme Strength: Steel strapping provides unparalleled tensile strength, making it ideal for extremely heavy loads.

· High Temperature Resistance: Resistant to temperature variations, it’s suitable for applications where other materials may falter.

· Security: Steel strapping offers robust security, crucial for ensuring the integrity of heavy and valuable shipments.

The selection among PP, PET, and steel strapping hinges on specific packaging requirements, load characteristics, and environmental conditions.

All types of strapping are compatible with manual strapping tools and equipment, making them suitable for hand-applied strapping in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, shipping, and warehousing.

What is hand strapping used for?

Hand strapping, also known as hand-applied strapping or manual strapping, is a packaging technique used to secure and bundle products or packages for shipping, storage, or handling. It involves the use of strapping material (such as polypropylene or polyester strapping) and strapping tools that are operated by hand. Hand strapping is commonly used for the following purposes:

  • Securing Loads: Hand strapping is used to secure and stabilize loads on pallets or within containers. It prevents items from shifting, falling, or becoming damaged during transit.
  • Bundling Products: It is used to bundle together individual items, such as newspapers, magazines, or metal rods, for easier handling and transport.
  • Reinforcing Packaging: Hand strapping reinforces the packaging of boxes, cartons, and packages. It adds an extra layer of protection and security.
  • Tamper-Evident Sealing: Strapping can be used to provide tamper-evident seals on packages. If the strapping is removed or damaged, it indicates potential tampering.
  • Heavy-Duty Applications: In industries like construction and manufacturing, hand strapping is used to secure heavy or irregularly shaped items.
  • Cost-Effective Packaging: Hand strapping is often a cost-effective alternative to automated strapping systems, making it suitable for small to medium-sized businesses.
  • Versatile Applications: Hand strapping can be used in a wide range of industries, including logistics, agriculture, printing, and more.

Hand strapping tools, such as tensioners, sealers, and cutters, are used to tighten and secure the strapping material. Hand-applied strapping offers flexibility and ease of use, making it a valuable packaging solution for various applications.

Custom Hand-Applied Strapping and Pallet Banding

Choose Macfarlane Packaging for superiors strapping and pallet banding solutions tailored to your exact needs. Experience top-tier protection and branding possibilities in one seamless package. Contact us today to discuss your custom strapping and banding requirements.

macfarlane packaging custom hand applied strapping & pallet banding

Hand-Applied Strapping & Pallet Banding wholesale available across the UK and beyond. You can have Hand Strapping and Pallet Banding delivered to you from one of our regional distribution centres. UK delivery is available to and around the following locations:

Aberdeen, Aylesbury, Banbury, Barnsley, Bath, Bedford, Bicester, Birmingham , Bolton, Bradford, Bridgewater, Bridport, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent , Cambridge, Chelmsford , Cheltenham, Chester , Chichester, Colchester Cornwall, Coventry, Crewe, Derby, Devon, Dewsbury, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Fareham, Gateshead, Glasgow Glossop Gloucester, Grantham, Harlow, Heathrow, Hemel Hempstead, Hereford, High Wycombe, Horsham, Hull, Inverness, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kidderminster, Lancaster  Leamington Spa, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool , London , Luton , Manchester, Middlesborough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norfolk, North Wales , Northampton, Nottingham , Oldham, Oxford , Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Slough, Somerset , Somerton, South Shields, South Wales, Stafford, Stockport , Stoke-on-Trent , Stratford-Upon-Avon, Sudbury, Sunderland, Surrey, Sussex , Teesside, Telford, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Warwick , Watford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Wrexham, Yeovil, York.

You can also have Hand Applied Pallet Banding from Macfarlane Packaging delivered across Ireland and Continental Europe. Click to find your closest UK location or nearest Continental European site.