Steel Strap:
Coil Winding;
Signode steel strapping is available in two different types of winding
Mill Wound;
The strapping is oscillated uniformly and tightly across the width of the coil
Ribbon Wound;
Each layer is wound directly over the one below it so that the width of the strapping is the width of the coil

Steel Strap Finishes:
Painted strapping is coated to offer corrosion resistance. Available in a wide range of Magnus® strapping sizes, it is used in crimp-type seal systems to produce high joint strength.
Painted and waxed;
Painted and waxed strapping also provides corrosion resistance. Available in all Apex® and Magnus® strap sizes, it can be used in notch or crimp-type seal systems. Its primary advantage is improved tension transmission around load corners. Waxed strapping is required for feedwheel-type tensioners.
Zinc painted and waxed;
Zinc finish strapping is waxed and has a zinc-enriched coating to provide outstanding resistance to rust. Available in a variety of Apex® and Magnus® sizes, it has the same improved tension transmission characteristics as the painted and waxed strapping. Zinc finish protects where it is needed most—at points of surface damage and scratches.

Signode Apex® Strapping:
A cold-rolled, low carbon steel strapping. Manufactured with superior edge conditioning and coating.

Signode Magnus® Strapping:
A cold-rolled, medium carbon steel strapping. Heat-treated with a Signode process that combines fine surface and controlled physical properties with high strength and excellent shock resistance.

Steel Seals:
Sealless Joint Types;
Sealless joints can be made with Signode manual or pneumatic combination tools. Using interlocking keys, the sealless joints provide static joint strength equal to that of notch-type joints. The reverse lock sealless joint features one reversed interlocking key for added security in impact conditions.

Basic Seal Joint Types:
Notch Types;
One way to lock strap ends is to cut, or "notch" the seal and the strapping it joins to form tabs at the edges. These tabs are bent down (down notch joint) or bent up (reverse notch joint). The strength of the notch joint comes from the mechanical interlock between the seal and strapping. Notch joints are typically used on waxed strapping in packaging and unitizing applications.
Crimp Joint;
Another way to seal the ends of strapping is to press or “crimp” undulations into the seal and strapping ends. The strength of the crimp joint comes from the deformed seal creating high frictional forces. Crimp joints produce high static and dynamic joint strengths and are used on applications like carloading in which the strapped load is subject to severe impact.

Plastic Strapping:
Polyester (PET) strap is a recyclable plastic with great recovery properties, allowing for impact absorbtion without strap breakage. Available in a range of sizes, colours and finishes, PET is UV resistant and offers an excellent retained tension on rigid loads.
Tenax® polyester strapping is designed for medium to heavy-duty palletising 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 palletised loads, such as PET bottles, to prevent product shifting during handling and transit
Polypropylene strap is an economical material designed for light to medium duty unitising, palletising and bundling. It is available in a range of colours, prints and size options and offers greater elasticity than other strapping materials.

Manual Hand Tool:
Any strapping tool which is not powered and is used in the hand - I.E. not static. They are perfect for operations that either do not have access to power sources or do not require the speed of powered hand tools.
Manual Tensioner;
These are used to provide strap operators with a simple solution for tensioning or tightening strap around a product
Manual Sealer;
These are used to join tensioned strap ends together. This ensures that loads remain secure during transit, handling and storage.
Manual Cutter;
Used to cut the strap as and when required. Always ensure you cut the strap so that it does not spring back - this will prevent damage and injury.

Pneumatic Strapping Hand Tool:
Any strapping tool which is pneumatically powered (bar) and is used in the hand - I.E. not static.
Pneumatic Strapping Tensioner;
A pneumatically powered (bar) hand tool used to apply tension to the strapping.
Pneumatic Strapping Sealer;
A pneumatically powered (bar) hand tool used to seal the strapping.
Pneumatic Strapping Combination Tool;
A pneumatically powered (bar) hand tool used to tension, seal and cut the strap - all in one machine.

Battery Powered Strapping Hand Tool:
Any strapping tool which is battery powered and is used in the hand - I.E. not static.
Battery Powered Strapping Tensioner;
A battery powered hand tool used to apply tension to the strapping.
Battery Powered Strapping Sealer;
A battery powered hand tool used to seal the strapping.
Battery Powered Strapping Combination Tool;
A battery powered hand tool used to tension, seal and cut the strap - all in one machine.

Semi-Automatic Strapping Machine:
Any machine which requires the user to load the machine and start the strapping process. An example of this would be the Strapex SMG10.

Automatic Strapping Machine:
Any machine which requires no input from people. An example of this would be on a continuous conveyor belt or roller system such as the Strapex SMG55.

Plastic Seals:
Snap-on Seals;
Snap-on seals are placed on overlapping strap ends either during or after strap tensioning. These seals generally reduce application time.
Nestack® Seals;
Nestack® seals for plastic strapping are stacked seals held together by plastic filaments. Designed for use in seal magazines of combination strapping tools, they are packaged in trays that can be conveniently placed at any strapping station.

Any item which can be optionally added to suit the needs of the user. An example of this is the Signode Coil Lifter - used to assist with lifting heavy coils of strapping.

Packaging Systems:
Large industrial machinery used for high quantity or large size packaging;

Brick Packaging System:
A complete system used to strap bricks tightly together and reduce movement. An example of a brick packaging system would be the Signode Z-20.

Glass Bottle Unitiser:
A complete system designed to package glass bottles together in quantity. An example of a glass bottle unitiser would be the Signode MH-BGU.

Corrugated System:
A complete system used to compress and strap corrugated materials. An example of a corrugated system would be the Signode GCU.

Lumber System:
A complete system used to unitise and bind wood. An example of a lumber system would be the Signode BPX.

Stretch Hooding System:
A complete system which uses a number (usually 4) of heat rods to heat the plastic hood, stretch the hood over the goods then the system or room temperature to shrink the hood around the goods for waterproofing and protection. These machines are well used in the Construction industry.

Spiral Wrapping System:
A complete system which is used to wrap large loads in a spiral motion. Usually used for long items. An example of this is the H.Bohl BSA range.

Stretch Wrapping System:
A complete system used to wrap large loads with stretch wrap film. An example of this is the Haloila Octopus Range.

Sales Department:
Tel: +44 (0) 1922 742 500 - to assist with product enquiries, placing orders and first class customer service.

Accounts Department:
Tel: +44 (0) 1922 742 515 - to assist with invoice queries and payments.

Service Department:
Tel: +44 (0) 1922 742 520 - to assist with repairs, service agreements and spare parts.

General Enquiries:
Please visit the Contact Us page for general enquiries.

Customer Collection:
Customer collection of goods is allowed but must be agreed prior to visit and all goods should be paid for before arrival. All visitors to collect are required to wear a high-visibility jacket and suitable warehouse footwear.

OEM Parts:
OEM refers to the company that originally manufactured the product. When referring to machine parts, OEM designates a replacement part made by the manufacturer of the original part. We use OEM parts during service and repair to ensure the highest quality workmanship.

Machinery or tools which have been rented on an agreement for a fixed term.

An industrial grade staple used to joint corrugated, timber or a mixture.

Closed Loop Recycling Program:
A full, hollistic approach to re-using materials and creating the same quality strapping, time after time.

Ring Machine:
Machines that work on a ring where the machine itself moves around the goods, rather than the goods moving around. This is particularly effective with unstable or tall loads. An example of a ring machine is the Octopus Compact.

Vertical Side Seal

Vertical Top Seal

Modular Head

Modular Head with Vertical Seal

Modular Head with Vertical Seal, Retractable Head and Bayonet.

The shortening in width of film to enhance strength and solidity.

Pallet Lifters:
Used to physically lift a pallet to ensure machinery doesn’t come into contact with other machinery and cause breakages or damage.

Reel Change System - an automated machine used to change film once the current supply has depleted.

Global Platform - used to offer full flexibility with multiple production lines able to work on one machine.