A tyrap is an elongated, usually nylon strip that can be attached to objects with a pulling movement. Once the cable tie is tightened, it cannot be released without the use of tools - a strong and easy tool for fixing or closing things, therefore. There are at least 15 types of tyraps that differ from each other to a greater or lesser extent. They are cable ties made of various materials, but also of different colours. Did you know that even the colour of the cable tie affects its properties?
Tyraps for indoor use
For the do-it-yourselfer and for home and kitchen use, 'normal' plastic tyraps are usually a good option. The choice of colour depends on your own taste and preference. For example, choose white tyraps when you want to attach white cables inconspicuously, or go for brightly coloured tyraps when you want them to stand out or indicate a particular system. If durability is high on your priority list, then resealable tyraps that can be used repeatedly are a good alternative.
Cable ties for outdoor use
Most cable ties are fine for outdoor use: even the standard black nylon tyraps are relatively insensitive to UV light, which means they remain flexible and strong in outdoor applications. If you want to make sure that the cable ties remain firmly in place even after a long period of time, you can also choose extra UV-resistant tyraps. This type is not only extremely resistant to exposure to sunlight, but also withstands extreme temperatures from -40°C to 80°C. The only variant that is less suitable for outdoor use is the white tyrap, which is more easily affected by ultraviolet light and therefore becomes brittle over time.
Tyraps for industry
The cable tie is also popular in business life. In construction, warehouses, factories, shops and manufacturers - in many different sectors the tyrap is a frequently used tool. Especially in professional use, the quality of the cable tie can make a real difference. In industries which work with heavy goods or hazardous substances or situations, for example, the tyrap absolutely must be able to take a beating. In such cases, a heavy duty tyrap can be the solution: extremely strong and resistant to acids, oils and extreme conditions. In industries where the risk of contamination plays a major role - such as the pharmaceutical and chemical industries - cable ties that can be detected using X-rays and metal detectors are often used.
The quality of cable ties
Choosing the right cable tie for your job is the first step, but after that it is at least as important that your cable tie itself is of good quality. Whatever application and variant you go for, at Kortpack you can always count on a cable tie of the highest quality of its kind! We have a wide range of cable ties of all types and sizes. Take a look at our extensive selection or contact us for more information and personal advice, our team will be happy to help.