High-Strength Tenax is a highly engineered polyester strapping material that combines the performance properties of both steel and plastic strapping to form a stronger, more resilient strapping material. Since its introduction in 1990, High-Strength Tenax has become a viable alternative for steel strapping in many heavy-duty baling, bundling, palletizing and unitizing applications. Its elongation and recovery characteristics help straps stay tight and absorb impacts without breaking.
High-Strength Tenax can reduce indentation at unprotected package corners and, unlike steel strapping, does not rust and stain products when exposed to the elements. It’s also safer to handle than steel strapping and will not damage forklift tires. High-Strength Tenax is completely recyclable, which reduces packaging waste and saves money on disposal costs.
Tenax polyester strapping is designed for medium to heavy-duty palletizing and unitizing applications and can be applied by hand tools or power strapping equipment. This strapping material yields higher break strengths and maintains a higher level of retained strap tension than polypropylene strapping. It is commonly used for palletized loads, such as PET bottles, to prevent product shifting during handling and transit.
Signode’s new highly engineered embossed Tenax strapping, available in both regular and high strength, provides reliable performance for a variety of applications that require exceptional strength with high retained tension. Its excellent elongation characteristics along with the ability to accommodate multiple tension levels help straps stay tight and absorb impacts without breaking, improving the arrival conditions of loads.
Contrax polypropylene strapping, designed to run through hand tools and power strapping equipment, provides superior performance for light to medium-duty bundling and carton closure applications. It has excellent elongation recovery properties, making it ideal for products that shrink or compress, such as top-iced food packages and newspaper bundles.
Committed to developing ideas for recycling and reusing the products we make, Signode's innovative Closed Loop Recycling Program enables companies to recycle used polyester strapping to reduce their packaging waste and disposal costs. It's an easy, practical and economical way to fulfill your environmental safeguarding objectives. To learn more about the Closed Loop Recycling Program or to begin participating, contact your Metal Service Center Industry Specialist.