Strapping is nothing but the process of applying a strap to a product to stabilize, palletize and fasten it. It is widely used in the packaging industry to assure the customers with good packaging. Selection of machine is very crucial since if the goods are not strapped properly, then it can harm the packaged product while shipping. It is required in the packaging industry in order to maintain the security and closure of the shipped goods.
Strapping machines are extensively utilized for the bundling in the various application segments such as food & beverage, consumer goods, household appliances and others which include construction & pharmaceutical. The food & beverage includes wide range of products such as meat, poultry/chicken, fish, soft drinks, mineral, breweries, fruits, and vegetables which have a requirement of enhancing the quality while maintaining longer shelf life. These requirements are fulfilled with strapping which help to ship it safely.
For strapping the goods, semi-automatic machines are widely used to achieve the optimum operating cost required and at the same time ensure safe shipment with reduced risk of damage to the products. The safety standards which need to be followed during the manufacturing of strapping machines may challenge the market growth. In addition, another important challenge would be the packaging of food products using conventional machines where aluminum as an alternative material for packaging of goods.
U.S. strapping machine Market, by material, 2016
Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2016 and is expected to continue its domination over the forecast period. This could be associated with the presence of emerging economies such as India, China, Japan and other nations which have shown increasing purchasing power. In addition to rising purchasing power of the consumers the growing demand from consumer electronics and household appliances is also contributing to the growth of the market.
Various materials are used for strapping of the goods for the include steel, polypropylene, and polyester. Steel is the high tensile material used where high strength, and minimal stretch is required for the product. Polypropylene material is an economical choice for shipping of light weight to medium weight goods. Polyester is the one of the strongest plastic material which may be used as an alternative to the steel materials for strapping of goods, as it has better tension retention property.
Key industry players in this market have strengthened their presence across the value chain by emphasizing on the research & development of innovative strapping machines. In addition to that, the players are focusing on the technology enhancement for the automated strapping machines.
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