Are All Ratchet Straps Made Of Polyester?

The short, easy answer here is “no.” But there might be any number of things that you might not know about ratchet straps. It’s surprising how much information there is out there about something that most people view as so simple and basic. Here are a few tidbits that may enlighten you regarding the common ratchet straps.

Polyester Is The Most Common Material Though

Polyester is extremely common when it comes to ratchet straps, but it’s not the only thing they’re made of. High-strength materials like Dyneema or Kevlar (bullet proof vest material) can be used for heavy-duty purposes; or nylon or polypropylene can be used. All have their very own desirable properties. Within the industry of flatbed trucking, under typical applications for cargo control, polyester is usually sufficient. Stronger, and pricier, straps may be required, however, when requirements are for high tensile strengths.

It’s All About The Webbing

Webbing is the name given to the polyester material that makes up ratchet straps. It looks a lot like what a seatbelt is made of. Both protect precious cargo. This material is also used for backpacks, tents, tarps, and so on. But there are different measures of strengths where webbing is concerned.

Seat belts are nowhere near as strong as most ratchet straps. The poundage that each is responsible for securing has everything to do with that.

Resilient Against The Environment

Webbing is nearly impervious to things like moisture, mold, and mildew. Additionally, it is not affected by sunlight or some acids, and resists shrinkage. It doesn’t much matter what Mother Nature throws at a ratchet strap – they pretty much stand up to just about anything.

The Construction Of Webbing

There are a couple of weaves used to make ratchet straps. There is a tubular weave and a solid weave. The stronger of the two is the tubular weave. Coincidentally, tubular weave ratchet straps are more expensive. But, if you think about it, that should come as no surprise. Whichever weave, material, color, or length you go with, however, ratchet straps sure beat using old-school methods like bungee cords, ropes, or chains.

Mickey Ratchet Strap

caring for ratchet strapsWe offer next day shipping on our 12-foot Ratchet Strap. If we receive your order by 2pm, and the part is in stock, that guarantee applies to all Mickey Genuine Parts. We also have a 16-foot ratchet cargo strap, an 8-foot ratchet strap, a Hackney Style door strap, Mickey 24-inch door strap, shelves, and much, much more in the way of straps and securing mechanisms.

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