How do I tension and seal strap?

Each type of strapping has its own method and tools for tensioning and sealing. The different strapping types have different load strength and stretch recovery. It is important that you have the right tools for the job.

  • Steel strap is usually applied with either manual or pneumatic hand tools, either a tensioner and sealer or a combination tool.
  • Polypropylene strap is applied with either manual or powered hand tools and sealed with buckles.
  • Polyester strap is applied with hand tools, either manual or powered or with an automatic strapping machine.
  • Woven strapping is sealed with a wire buckle and can be tensioned by hand or by a manual tensioner.