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  • Writer's pictureElliot Gray

The future of Commercial Packaging: Paper Strapping

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

When packaging on a large, commercial scale, durability and security of the materials used is key; especially when items are being transported long distances or via palettes. To date, the industry has typically relied on conventional polypropylene or polyester strapping, and while these options have numerous benefits, after use they are often left to rot and decay for decades in landfills, or worse, in the countryside and oceans.

However, with more pressure on manufacturers, organisations, retailers and businesses to limit their impact on the environment and reduce waste, there are now innovative alternatives to the use of plastics within every stage of the packaging process.

Paper strapping is one such alternative; strapping, securing, and bundling parcels in an eco-friendly way. A completely recyclable solution, it can also be used with automatic or semi-automatic packaging operations, while requiring less energy during the application process than its plastic counterpart.

That’s not all, paper strapping is also:

  • Biodegradable and environmentally friendly

  • Proven to reduce operational costs

  • Quick and easy to apply

  • Durable

  • Machine compatible

With a range of sizes available, it is ideally suited to businesses looking to limit their impact on the environment, as well as reducing unnecessary packaging waste.

While we expect it won’t be long before paper strapping becomes the industry norm, we understand making changes in the packaging process can be daunting, which is why we are offering samples – including those from industry leader PaperStrap, by Maxpack. Just get in touch with a member of the TEC team to order yours today.

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