Wood & Timber Polyester Strapping
The terms "wood and timber" are less than precise and have a whole range of meanings including forestry, sawn timber, manufactured product such as particle boards and MDF-boards, laminates, etc but all have something in common and that is that they are all best secured with polyester strapping.
Timber, particularly sawn timber handled by timber merchants is still largely - and mistakenly - secured by polypropylene strapping, despite the fact that it slowly rots in sunlight, looses 50% of it's tension within an hour of being applied and is normally joined with low load bearing metal clips suitable only for cartons. Low cost is the attraction but in the event of injury claim arising from accidents no adequate defence could be mounted leaving Companies very vulnerable to high damage awards.
Timber and Wood secured with polyester strapping on the other hand produce a much safer and stable pack. The polyester strapping is not affected by sunlight or changes in ambient temperature, stays tighter for very long periods, uses stronger jointing methods and enables users claim best state of the art methods in the event of incident.
For forestry products polyester strapping is used, but instead of being extruded it is frequently made from polyester fibres, this having the same basic characteristics as the extruded polyester strapping but has the advantage of using very simple application methods, the tooling being better suited to 'In Field' conditions. Simple tensioners and metal buckles, which make a very strong joint are used, rather than the more sophisticated battery powered friction weld strapping tools.