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Why Steel Strapping is Painted, Waxed, Rolled and De-Burred

Why Steel Strapping is Painted, Waxed, Rolled and De-Burred

Steel strapping is a necessary part of the baling wire and strapping industry. It is used to secure products together and must be strong enough to withstand significant pressure. That’s why steel strapping is painted, waxed, rolled, and deburred before it is shipped to customers. In this blog post, we will discuss each of these steps in detail.

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Painted Steel

Some might say that painting steel strapping is a pointless exercise – after all, it’s just going to get scratched and chipped over time, right? Well, there’s actually a very good reason for painting steel strapping. The paint helps to protect the metal from corrosion, which can cause the strapping to weaken and eventually break. 

In addition, the paint helps to make the strapping more visible, which can be important when it’s used in high-traffic areas. So, while it may not be the most exciting task in the world, painting steel strapping is actually an important part of keeping it strong and durable.

Waxed Steel

Waxing the steel strapping helps to create a seal that prevents moisture from seeping in and damaging the products. Steel strapping is often used in outdoor applications, where it is exposed to moisture and air. Rust can cause the strapping to weaken, making it more likely to break. By applying a layer of wax, the steel is better protected against the elements. 

In addition, waxing helps to reduce friction. When using strapping tools, the wax acts as a lubricant for a smooth slip between the straps during the tensioning process. The wax also helps the strap glide across the surface and corners of the load.

Rolled Steel

Rolled steel strapping is simply more visually appealing than strapping that has been cut into pieces so when you’re trying to make a good impression, rolled steel strapping is the way to go. On the practical side, it takes less time to roll steel strapping than it does to cut it, which means you can get the job done faster. Additionally, rolling steel strapping prevents sharp edges from forming, which could potentially damage the goods that you’re trying to secure.

Deburring Steel

If you’ve ever used steel strapping, you know that the sharp edges can be quite a pain. That’s why steel strapping is deburred – to remove the sharp edges and make it safer and easier to use. When the edges of the steel strapping are smooth, it’s less likely to cut your gloves or your equipment. Plus, it’s just more comfortable to work with. So next time you’re picking up a shipment with steel strapping, make sure it’s deburred.

Conclusion

Each of these steps is important in ensuring that steel strapping can do its job effectively. Without painting, waxing, rolling, and deburring, steel strapping would be much less effective at securing products together.

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