Caristrap is up to 1/5 the weight of steel strapping. Why is this important?
Because coils need to be transported to follow the strapping requirements (ex. mill yard) or for replacement. Steel normally comes in coils of 100lbs (45 kg) or more. Caristrap coils are substantially lighter, therefore no back problems for the employees and no expensive lifting devices needed to change coils.
Coils can be mounted in a variety of positions to best fit the application; horizontally, vertically, over a conveyor, on a fork lift post, with or without wheel dispenser, etc. Heavy steel coils do not offer same flexibility.
Less weight also means savings in shipping.