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Why Using Banding Material is so Important

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

Banding MaterialBanding is the process of securing bundles of a product to get them ready for shipment. When getting a shipment ready, it is essential to use banding material because this method of packaging:

  • Extends the life of the product—When products are properly banded together, they are less likely to become loose and get damaged while they are being transported from one place to another. Ultimately, this minimizes loss and can contribute to greater profitability.
  • Conserves space—By using banding material, manufacturers are able to keep large orders of products in smaller bundles. Not only does this conserve valuable warehouse space, but it also ensures that products can be retrieved easily before a shipment is made.
  • Promotes safety—Strapping products together is a safety precaution that needs to be taken, especially if the products are stored in racks. If products are not bundled together, there is a greater chance that a product will fall from an elevated height and injure someone down below.

To take advantage of these benefits, it is important to use banding material that is an appropriate strength. When determining the right banding material to use, the weight of the overall bundle and how many boxes are being secured together need to be considered.

As a distributor, we highly encourage you to help your clients understand the importance of using banding material to bundle their products together. For more information about the different types of banding products we keep in stock, get in touch with us at Apex Converting & Packaging today.