» I would like to purchase polyester strapping from you. How can I get in touch with you or your agent? HELP!!
» I am presently using steel strapping. Can I change over to polyester strapping?
» I am presently using PP/ Nylon/ Corded strapping. Should I change over to PARSTRAP®?
» Most of the polyester strapping available in the market is green in color. I want my strapping to match my corporate colors. Or, do you too subscribe to the philosophy that “……the customer can have any color as long as it is green”?
» Do you provide custom sized cores?
» I have seen your product list. I notice that you do not stock the exact size I need. Do I need to choose an alternative size?
» Is an “embossed” strap better than a “plain” strap (or vice versa)?
» I am presently using a “A” mm (width) X “B” mm (thick) steel strap. Should I replace it with a PET strap of exactly the same dimensions?
» Do you provide “ machine grade” strap?
» Can PET straps be recycled? Do you buy back used PET strapping?
» Should I use a manual tool/ hand- held semi- automatic/ fully automatic online strapping machine?
» Can I use metal clips for sealing?
» I do not want to use an electric tool (because of safety concerns) for sealing. What alternatives do I have?
» Plain straps are so boring!! Can’t you print my company logo on the straps?
» I need a MSDS to conform to my company’s Right- To- Know Policy. Is one available?
» I plan to use PARSTRAP® to strap my bricks. Problem is the bricks are kept outside in the open yard. I am afraid that the straps may get degraded due to exposure to UV rays. What should I do?
» OK, you have sold me. Now, how many straps should I use on my pack?
» I am not a polymer scientist. I have two pieces of plastic strapping. Which of them is polyester and which is polypropylene?
» We are a metallurgical industry. “Plastics..……they just don’t make sense………”!!
   
I would like to purchase polyester strapping from you. How can I get in touch with you or your agent? HELP!!
Simple!! Just go to our Contact Details on our website for addresses and contact numbers of our Head Office and International Sales Offices. You can find them here. Or simply fill the enquiry form here and customer executive service will contact you soon

I am presently using steel strapping. Can I change over to polyester strapping?
Certainly. Current market trends favor polyester strapping over steel strapping. Polyester strapping has been proven to be safer and more economical to use than steel strapping. Additionally, PARSTRAP® is much more gentle on your pack and does not corrode. You can wish stained packs a goodbye forever! However, we strongly suggest you to get in touch with our sales and applications staff so that we can put our expertise to work for you. Our Applications Engineers will study your application and provide you valuable advice on the grade and type of PARSTRAP® you will need to use. There may be certain applications where polyester strapping may not be the strapping of choice.

I am presently using PP/ Nylon/ Corded strapping. Should I change over to PARSTRAP®?
Several of our valued customers are converts from PP/ Nylon/ Corded strap. PARSTRAP™ has several advantages over these kind of strapping materials. However, we strongly suggest you to get in touch with our sales and applications staff so that we can put our expertise to work for you. Our Applications Engineers will study your application and provide you valuable advice on the grade and type of PARSTRAP™ you will need to use.

Most of the polyester strapping available in the market is green in color. I want my strapping to match my corporate colors. Or, do you too subscribe to the philosophy that “……the customer can have any color as long as it is green”?
Certainly NOT! You can have any color you may choose. Furus Packaging (Pvt.) Ltd., INDIA is the first company in the world to manufacture fluorescent strapping. You may also mix different colors in the same order lot. Do confirm availability with our sales guys.

Do you provide custom sized cores?
Yes, we do. However, minimum orders may apply. Our standard cores are 203mm and 406mm. It is a good idea to confirm availability of the particular size of core you require with our sales department or your local agent.

I have seen your product list. I notice that you do not stock the exact size I need. Do I need to choose an alternative size?
Like most of the folks around the world, we follow the SI system. Our strap dimensions are reported in “mm”. Our buyers in North America are used to the “inch” sizes. We can supply you strapping in “inch” sizes also. We can also produce custom sizes and odd dimensions as per your request. Just give us a call!

Is an “embossed” strap better than a “plain” strap (or vice versa)?
Strapping is embossed to facilitate the tensioning process in certain tools. It may also be used to facilitate easier sealing in certain other applications. Strength wise, plain strapping is stronger than embossed strapping. We can help you decide if an embossed strap or plain strap would serve your application better.

I am presently using a “A” mm (width) X “B” mm (thick) steel strap. Should I replace it with a PET strap of exactly the same dimensions?
Good question!! Not necessarily. You can go for an equivalent or a lesser dimension OR you may need to go in for a bigger dimension (read, higher break strength). All this depends on your application and the duty the strap is called to perform. If you are looking at pure brute strength, then you want to consider bigger dimensions. However, it does not always work that way. You want to consider all other advantages PARSTRAP® offers you like elasticity, tension retention, elongation recovery, economics and safety to name but a few. Our Application Engineers will be glad to help you choose the proper strap dimensions and also provide you with a Cost- Benefit Analysis to help you convince some of those stubborn purchasing guys!!

Do you provide “ machine grade” strap?
Ah! The magic term. Polyester strapping manufacturers frequently use the “machine grade” and “manual grade” mantras to confuse the issue. Strictly speaking, machine grade strapping has to be manufactured from virgin PET within a very narrow tolerance range. Commercially, most of the “machine grade” strapping though manufactured to close tolerances, is never made from 100% virgin PET. All strapping manufactured by us is only to “machine grade” standards. We do not use any recycled raw materials in the manufacture of our straps. Only 100% virgin PET from some of the best international manufacturers goes into our straps.

Can PET straps be recycled? Do you buy back used PET strapping?
PET straps can and are usually recycled. Since we use only 100% virgin PET for our strapping, we do not buy back used strapping. You may want to contact a plastic recycler near you for further information.

Should I use a manual tool/ hand- held semi- automatic/ fully automatic online strapping machine?
This really depends on your process. If you have a high- speed production line and need to apply strapping 24/7 with great accuracy then you may want to invest in a fully automatic online strapping system. These systems do not come cheap but they can pay back for themselves pretty fast. If labor is not an issue and you do not have a lot of packs to strap then a manual or semi- automatic tool is the one you are looking for. You can search here for tools and machines available from us.

Can I use metal clips for sealing?
Theoretically, yes. However, Furus Packaging (Pvt.) Ltd., INIDA recommends you to use a hand held friction welding machine. Your strap is only as strong as the weakest link. And the weakest link is the seal. With a metal clip, sealing efficiencies do not exceed 40-50% of strap strength. With friction weld (or heat weld) sealing, sealing efficiencies can exceed 70-75%. It is wise to invest in a friction weld tool. Check out the various kinds of tools which we can supply you.

I do not want to use an electric tool (because of safety concerns) for sealing. What alternatives do I have?
Do not worry! Friction welding tools are available with electric, battery or air as the source of power. We can provide you with the right tool for your application. Tools with special enclosures and protection can also be provided.

Plain straps are so boring!! Can’t you print my company logo on the straps?
We would be glad to do it! Many of our strap users are happy to use PARSTRAP® for the free advertisement mileage they get out of it in addition to its other advantages. You too, could be one of them! Plain, black steel is so staid and passé!!

I need a MSDS to conform to my company’s Right- To- Know Policy. Is one available?
You can download MSDS here.

I plan to use PARSTRAP® to strap my bricks. Problem is the bricks are kept outside in the open yard. I am afraid that the straps may get degraded due to exposure to UV rays. What should I do?
Use PARSTRAP™ and….. relax! PARSTRAP™ does not degrade on exposure to UV rays. You can safely use PARSTRAP™.

OK, you have sold me. Now, how many straps should I use on my pack?
This is a complex question. The number of straps depends on several issues. Weight of the pack, type of load (compressible, non- compressible, stable, expanding, shrinking, fragile etc.), mode of transportation of the pack, conditions under which the load will be stored, ambient conditions (temperature, humidity) are some of the issues you want to consider. We shall, of course, be glad to provide you with our expertise to help you decide. Just give us a call.

I am not a polymer scientist. I have two pieces of plastic strapping. Which of them is polyester and which is polypropylene?
Simple! Just take a 2” piece of each of the straps and put them in a bowl of water. The Polyester strap will sink. The PP strap will float. Another common trick to differentiate between PP and polyester strapping is to try to split the strap length- wise. It is extremely difficult to split the polyester strap length- wise whereas the PP strap can very easily be split length- wise.

We are a metallurgical industry. “Plastics..……they just don’t make sense………”!!
We beg to differ! You would be surprised at the number of metallurgical industries that use polyester strapping. Ingots, billets, rolls, profiles, sheets, rods you name it…..we strap it! You can contact our Application Engineers to ascertain whether PARSTRAP™ can be used for your particular application. Chances are that you can!

 
     
 
 
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