Cargo strapping is available in a range of sizes and colors for use in a variety of applications. Whether you need heavy-duty nylon straps for a lifting sling, polyester webbing to make custom tie-downs, or seat belt webbing to replace a worn-out harness in a race car, you can find a solution at US Cargo Control.
Although the three styles of heavy-duty webbing we offer may all have a similar appearance, there are a few key differences. What works for one application might not work for another. For example, for recovering a vehicle, nylon's elasticity makes it more effective. For tie down strapping material, choose polyester - the lower elasticity keeps cargo more secure.
We've outlined the basics of each style below, but if you still have questions about what might work best for your particular need, contact our sales specialists. We pride ourselves on being the most knowledgeable webbing suppliers in the country.
Nylon Strapping Material
Heavy-duty nylon strap webbing offers a unique combination of strength and stretch. With tensile strength ratings ranging from 7,000 lbs. to 117,600 lbs. and a natural ability to stretch approximately 5-7% at rated capacity and approximately 30-33% at breaking strength, it's an ideal choice for lifting slings.
Nylon strapping also has the ability to retract a good percentage of the stretch which is why it's very popular for recovery straps. The "snap-back" quality of the nylon helps recover vehicles stuck in mud, sand, and snow.
Our nylon webbing comes in widths ranging from 1" to 12" and is sold in 300' rolls.
In addition to the various widths of nylon webbing you can buy to create your own custom lifting slings and recovery straps, we sell nylon lifting slings and lifting straps and recovery straps in many styles and sizes.
Polyester's lower stretch value makes it ideal for tie-down applications. Sometimes called military webbing, polyester cargo webbing is strong and lightweight like nylon webbing, but without the stretch. It's also popular as a replacement for traditional rope due to its flat profile.
Polyester webbing is resistant to abrasion, UV rays, and water absorption, so it's great for cargo strapping, E-track straps, winch straps, ratchet straps, tow straps, and more. By simply adding your own tie down hardware, you can create your own custom strapping.
Polyester web material also makes a great lifting sling when you need controlled lifting or are working in a situation with low headroom. We offer two pre-made polyester lifting sling options: endless and eye & eye.
While the length of the strapping will not make a difference in strength, width does: the wider the strap, the higher the break strength. Tensile strength is the maximum amount of stress the strap can take before breaking or failing. For example, a polyester web strap with a 3.5K tensile strength can hold 3,500 lbs. before it will begin to fail. See each product listing page for specifics on tensile strength.
Seat Belt Webbing
Like our polyester strapping, seat belt webbing is a great choice when you need high-quality, heavy-duty webbing with high strength and little stretch. Our seat belt webbing is also polyester, but is less expensive and available in fewer stock color and size options than our regular polyester webbing.
With a 6,000 lb. break strength, seat belt webbing is ideal for creating your own custom, yet inexpensive, webbing ratchet straps and tie-downs. Check out our selection of tie down hardware including snap, flat, and tie down hooks, cam buckles and ratchet buckles, and wire, grab, and S-hooks to find everything you need.
Seat belt webbing is slightly thinner than regular polyester webbing, so it's versatile enough for other uses besides ratchet webbing:
- Acting as lifting straps for heavy items
- Replacing handles and straps on bags
- Repairing life jackets, horse blankets, and tent hoops
- Creating a custom-length pet leash for large dogs or other animals, and more.
Its resistance to fading, rotting, mold, and mildew makes it ideal for harsh weather and extreme outdoor environments.
We carry seat belt webbing in stock in colors black and gray, but custom colors and color matching are also available for an extra charge. Color variations can occur, so if you need the same color for more than one roll, call our sales team for more information.
More Strap Webbing Options
Not sure which product is best for your application? Looking for a custom color or length? Call to speak to one of our product specialists today!