Packing bands, whether polyester, polypropylene or heavyweight flexible steel, makes a big difference in the security of pallets of merchandise or even just of two boxes shipped together. These sturdy strips wrap around the whole load and securely fasten it together for efficient handling. Properly secured, packing bands will not come loose until the recipient cuts them loose.
One problem with packing bands is their tendency to crush the corners of boxes, particularly if the worker who tightens them is a bit enthusiastic about it. Some lightweight boxes are almost impossible not to damage. The solution for this is cardboard or plastic edge protectors or strap guards. Strap guards are small pieces of plastic that go under the strap at the corner to protect the box. Protectors for edges have the same function. They often consist of long strips of cardboard that go almost the full length of the box's corner to protect it.
Strapping together shipping cartons is good shipping practice, provided the proper supplies are available. ESupplyStore.com can supply everything needed to keep packages together, from bands to tools to seals to fasten the ends and a wide assortment of protective devices to go under bands at the corners of cartons. Contact our knowledgeable staff to discuss your needs, or order one of our kits from our convenient web store.
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