What are Metal Strappings?

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Why Metal Strappings?

Secure safer loads with steel strappings. Alliance Steel has decades of expertise and is here to provide strapping manufactures with the safest and highest quality steel for your products. Our in–house slitting also includes inspections of your material to prevent processing defective material, state-of-the-art technology, and reduced scrap and waste, monitored delivery times, in and outbound rail services. 

What is Steel Strapping?

Banding/Pallet strapping is the practice of using polyester or steel to palletize, unitize, or bundle products together.

  1. Strappings are applied manually or by a strapping machine; a strap or band is placed around the product and then pulled tight to secure the product.
  2. The strap/band is attached using a strapping sealer tool, which tightly crimps down around a seal.
  3. The excess material is removed and recycled. 

Flat Roll Steel Processing Capabilities: 

Alliance Steel is a full-scale service center with full–scale capabilities, including coil slitting from .010” -.500” x 84”. 

Coil Slitting Lines:

Alliance Steel has three in - house slitters with capabilities ranging: 

Alliance Steel Slitting Capabilities:
Material Thickness: .010"-.500"
Min/Max Slit Width: .375”-84”
Min/Max ID: 20”-30”
Max OD: 84"
Slit Width Tolerance: +/-.005"

 Contact Alliance Steel for hot-rolled steel product information and availability.

What are the Advantages of Steel Strappings?

Steel Strappings are made from various steel alloys, giving them the highest breaking and highest tensile strength. There are also ideal for situations where the material has sharp edges or hard corners—for example, flat roll steel and steel coils. 

Benefits for Steel Strappings: 

  • High Break Strength
  • Won’t decompose in hot temperatures/UV rays
  • Extreme durability 
  • Loads with sharp edges or corners could cut a softer restraint 

What materials are steel strappings made from?

Steel Strappings come in various grades, widths, gauges, and finishes. With mill partnerships around the country, Alliance Steel will work to find the material you need. 

Most commonly used: 

  • Hot Rolled 
  • Cold Rolled – full hard. 
  • Stainless Steel (200-300 series) 
  • Galvanized
  • Painted

What is a High Tensile Steel Strapping?

 A high tensile steel strapping is cold-rolled steel with a high carbon and manganese content. This material is heat-treated to ensure uniform tensile and elongation. Elongation measures how much bending and shaping material can handle before breaking. 

Alliance Steel is prepared to support your steel needs with an extensive inventory of flat-rolled sheet and coil products. In addition, we maintain a selection of hot rolled steel, hot rolled pickled and oiled, hot rolled pickled dry, cold-rolled steel, all coated products, and stainless steel products.

Common Applications of Steel Strappings

  • Steel Coils
  • Steel Sheets
  • Pavers and bricks pallets 
  • Securing trailers, boxcars, and semi-trailers

As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Alliance Steel is devoted to delivering quality metal products to our customers every time.

For information on steel strapping slit coils, contact Alliance Steel.

Alliance Steel is a flat roll and coil processing - steel service center in Gary, Indiana. We have been a leader in flat-roll steel supply and coil processing for over 20 years. In May of 2020, we relocated to Gary, Indiana, strategically placing ourselves near significant highways, mills, and ports. There are also two sales locations in the Mid- South (Atlanta and Memphis).

Our temperature-controlled 300,000 square foot facility is equipped with full rail service, multiple slitters, including a heavy-gauge line, numerous fiber lasers, multi–blanking, cut to length, stretcher leveling, and metallurgical capabilities.

Alliance Steel is prepared to support your steel needs with an extensive inventory of flat-rolled sheet and coil products.

We maintain a selection of hot rolled steel, hot rolled pickled and oiled, hot rolled pickled dry, cold-rolled steel, motor lam, all coated products steel products. For more information, please call 219-427-5400 or submit a contact form.