How to strap a pallet with strapping tape

Strapping tape is a simpler alternative for strapping pallets of goods. It is easier, faster and more cost effective than polypropylene strapping when dealing with lightweight pallets.

  • It is a good alternative to bundling film.
  • Can be applied on top of stretch film to provide added protection during transport.
  • Strapping tape has high impact strength; significant pressure can be applied without      the tape snapping.
  • The adhesive is low grade so it won’t rip the cartons or remove information on labels when the tape is taken off.

Strapping tape

Strapping the Pallet

Step 1

Firstly, the pallet needs to be correctly packed. This can be done through the guide:  How to Pack a Pallet. Make sure the goods are clean before trying to strap as substances like dust can affect the adhesive bond of the tape.

Step 2

Once the pallet is packed, place cardboard corners on each end of the pallet to help maintain the shape.

Step 3

Next, wrap horizontally around the pallet to secure the goods. Begin at the base of the pallet by securing 150mm of strapping tape on the starting edge. Now pull it tight to the next corner of the pallet before adhering. Continue this for all sides of the pallet, increasing the number of horizontal wraps depending on the height of the pallet and the size of the goods.

Step 4

Diagonal layers of strapping tape can be added if extra security and stability is needed for the pallet.


  • The strapping tape dispenser increases ease of use.

For further tips on how to strap or to place an order for strapping tape, head to


Davpack. 2014. Strapping Tape. Available at:

Packing Tape Shop. 2014. Strapping Tape. Available at:

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Steph Wilkin is based in Brisbane and working for Signet Australia as a Digital Marketing Coordinator.
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