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Tips and Advice Steel and Metal

Working with Cordstrap and accessing the company’s innovative products and application techniques allows steel and metal producers to maintain their competitive advantage worldwide, safely and cost-effectively,
while reducing health and safety and product damage incidents during transit.


• For heavy steel and metal cargos such as coils    
   or slabs concentrated on a small cargo footprint,
   particular attention should be taken to ensure    
   that the floor of the cargo is not damaged and that    
   the weight is equally distributed over the whole floor    
   of the container. Cordstrap’s specialists can help    
   plan the most appropriate securing methods.

• 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.

• Dynamic Cargo Securing can prevent damage    
   to product transported on flat racks, where external    
   forces can cause a static cargo like steel coils    
   to behave dynamically. Dynamic Cargo Securing    
   maintains lashing strength and a high level of security
   in transit.  It utilizes Cordstrap’s patented grooved
   Dynablock buckle and industry leading Cordlash    
   product to create a single flexible solution.

• Lashing should be applied only after consideration    
   and calculation of the forces and movements
   that may act on the cargo. Such calculations should
   be based on current codes and standards.    
   Cordstrap’s team of cargo securing experts    
   can advise for specific applications.

• 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.

• 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.

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