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Tips and Advice Chemical

We work in partnership with customers to ensure that our innovative products provide the best, bespoke solutions to their specific requirements; and support that solution with both theoretical and hands-on training through the Cordstrap Training Centre (CTC). All Cordstrap solutions are fully CTU code compliant.

• Cordstrap strapping and lashing comes in different    
   strengths, from 1,000 lbs (450 daN) to in excess    
   of 45,000 lbs (20,000 daN). Note that polypropylene    
   based straps, whilst superficially similar,     
   have completely different elongation properties    
   from Cordstrap strap.

• Hazardous goods must always be transported    
   in accordance with the relevant legislation.    
   All Cordstrap shipping solutions are fully    
   CTU code compliant.

• Dangerous goods should only be handled, packed    
   and secured by trained personnel; Cordstrap can    
   provide the training required to secure dangerous    
   goods for safe transport.

• When dangerous goods are mixed with     
   non-hazardous cargo in  one container, the dangerous
   goods should be placed adjacent to the doors    
   with markings and labels visible.

• When shipping dangerous goods, securing    
   at the doors is of vital importance; Cordstrap can    
   provide the training required to secure dangerous
   goods for safe transport.

• When shipping liquids, remember that poor securing
   can lead to leakages and damage to other shipments,
   machinery or surrounding areas.

• Certain types of cargo should never be packed    
   together – for example, moist (or moisture-emitting)    
   goods with dry (or moisture-sensitive) goods.

• Always pack goods in containers to achieve a tight    
   fit and prevent movement during transit.

• Climate change can cause stresses on cargo    
   in transport, for example when a vessel passes    
   through different climate zones. The air temperature    
   within a container can vary by 20-30ºC from the    
   ambient temperature.

• Gaps between loads should be filled using products    
   such as Cordstrap dunnage bags.

• Lashing should be applied only after consideration
   and calculation of the forces and movements    
   that may act on the cargo. Calculations should    
   be based on relevant codes or standards such    
   as the CTU Code. Cordstrap’s team of cargo    
   securing experts can advise for specific applications.

• Compliance with the latest version of the CTU code    
   is important for shippers – who are now explicitly
   responsible for delivering a cargo which is safe    
   and suitable for transport. All Cordstrap shipping    
   solutions are fully CTU code compliant.

• Different securing materials have divergent    
   load-deformation properties – and different types    
   must thus not be used to secure the same item    
   of cargo.

• The best lashing for a particular solution depends    
   on a variety of factors such as the nature and weight    
   of products and mode of transportation.

• To determine the right size of dunnage bag    
   for a particular cargo:    
   - measure the void between the cargo elements    
   - measure the distance from the floor to top of the load
   - measure the length of the pallets      
     (or other cargo type) to be secured.

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