Packaging equipment and machinery

Strapping systems

Strapping systems are classified according to the type of strapping they use: metal or plastic (more specifically, polypropylene or polyester).

Our experienced team will help you choose the most appropriate strap for your operations. Note, however, that demand for metal strapping has fallen due to the introduction of new polyester straps that are more affordable and can be used in just about any situation. Plastic strapping is also lighter and safer to handle.


Features of the different types of strapping:

Metal strapping:

  • Painted steel or galvanized steel
  • Widths: 3/8" (9 mm) to 2" (50 mm)
  • Holding force: 700 lbs to 13,000 lbs

Plastic strapping:


  • Recycled plastic
  • Colours: white, black, yellow
  • Smooth or embossed surface
  • Strap can be printed
  • Widths: ¼" (5 mm) to ¾" (19 mm)
  • Holding force: 125 lbs to 1,050 lbs


  • Recycled plastic
  • Colour: green
  • Smooth or embossed surface
  • Widths: 3/8" (9 mm) to 1" (25 mm)
  • Holding force: 500 lbs to 3,000 lbs


  • Metal strapping

    For metal strapping, Carrousel offers a range of individual or combination tools: tensioners, sealers, tensioner/sealer, etc.

  • Plastic strapping

    Carrousel offers different types of equipment for plastic strapping, from simple tensioners to completely automated systems.

  • Film banding

    These systems use stretch film or PVC film to group and / or identify products without damaging them.