The primary difference is the presence of embedded glass fibers. Filament tape has embedded glass fibers, which give it high tensile strength and resistance to tearing. Strapping tape, on the other hand, does not have embedded glass fibers, but it has a strong adhesive that provides a secure hold.
Filament tape is typically stronger and more durable than strapping tape, making it the preferred choice for bundling and reinforcing heavy items, such as boxes and pallets. Strapping tape is ideal for lighter items that require a secure hold, such as sealing packages or bundling items that need to be shipped.
Filament tape is thicker than strapping tape, which makes it more suitable for heavy-duty applications. However, this also makes it less flexible than strapping tape.
Choosing the right tape for your needs:
When choosing between filament tape and strapping tape, you need to consider the weight of the item you want to secure, as well as the surface you will be adhering the tape to. If you are securing items to a smooth surface, either tape can be used. However, if you are securing items to a rough or textured surface, strapping tape may be the better choice due to its ability to conform to irregular surfaces.