Narrowtex woven polyester timberstrap

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

Timberstrap

Enhance Your Product Offering with NARROSTRAP™ Polyester Woven Strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting the diverse needs of your customers is paramount. The Narrowtex range of polyester woven strapping, known as NARROSTRAP™, provides an excellent opportunity to expand your product line with a superior solution for securing timber and lumber cargo. This robust, versatile, and highly effective strapping is designed to meet the demanding conditions of timber and lumber transportation, offering numerous benefits that will appeal to your clientele.

Key Advantages of NARROSTRAP™ for Your Customers
  1. Superior Strength and Durability:

Crafted from high-tenacity polyester yarn, NARROSTRAP™ stands out for its exceptional strength and durability. It is split-resistant and highly flexible, ensuring reliable performance even under heavy or uneven loads. By offering NARROSTRAP™, you provide your customers with a strapping solution that outperforms traditional methods such as steel, composite, extruded materials, chains, and wire ropes. This high-performance strapping ensures that timber and lumber cargo remain securely fastened during transit, minimizing the risk of damage or accidents.

  1. Versatility in Application:

NARROSTRAP™ is available in a variety of tensile strengths and widths, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Whether your customers are dealing with small bundles or large, heavy timber loads, there is a NARROSTRAP™ option that meets their specific requirements. This versatility makes it an attractive choice for diverse industries and transport scenarios, from timber yards and sawmills to construction sites and logistics companies.

  1. Ease of Use:

One of the standout features of NARROSTRAP™ is its ease of use. It can be tensioned with both manual and pneumatic tension tools, allowing for flexible application depending on the available equipment and the specific needs of the job. Additionally, NARROSTRAP™ is compatible with various buckles, tensioners, and dispensers, streamlining the strapping process and saving time and effort for your customers. By stocking NARROSTRAP™, you offer a user-friendly solution that enhances operational efficiency.

  1. Enhanced Safety:

Safety is a critical concern in cargo transportation, and NARROSTRAP™ addresses this by offering a safer alternative to traditional banding methods. Its polyester composition reduces the risk of injuries from sharp edges or snapping, which can be a common issue with steel or wire ropes. By providing a strapping solution that prioritizes safety, you help your customers protect their workforce and reduce the likelihood of workplace accidents.

Why You Should Choose NARROSTRAP™
  • Expand Your Product Range

Adding NARROSTRAP™ to your inventory allows you to offer a high-quality, in-demand product that meets the needs of various industries. This addition can attract new customers and provide existing clients with a reliable solution for their timber and lumber transport requirements.

  • Enhance Customer Satisfaction

By offering a product that is known for its strength, versatility, and ease of use, you increase the likelihood of customer satisfaction and repeat business. NARROSTRAP™’s proven performance and safety features make it a trusted choice for securing timber and lumber, ensuring your customers can rely on it for their critical transportation needs.

  • Stay Competitive in the Market

In a competitive market, offering innovative and superior products like NARROSTRAP™ can set you apart from other resellers. Highlighting the advantages of NARROSTRAP™ in your marketing efforts can attract attention and position your business as a leader in providing high-quality strapping solutions.

Conclusion

For strapping resellers looking to expand their product offerings and meet the diverse needs of their customers, NARROSTRAP™ polyester woven strapping from Narrowtex is an excellent choice. Its robust construction, versatility, ease of use, and enhanced safety make it the ideal solution for securing timber and lumber cargo. By adding NARROSTRAP™ to your inventory, you can enhance customer satisfaction, stay competitive, and grow your business. Offer your customers the best in strapping solutions—choose NARROSTRAP™.

#Strapping #WovenStrapping #WovenPolyesterStrapping #PolyStrap #Cordstrapping #Narrowtex #Timberstrap #SteelStrapAlternative #ISO9001 #ISO14001

RECENT POSTS

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping. Narrowtex Woven Polyester...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Narrowtex Woven Polyester Strapping is engineered to be safer, lighter, and as strong as steel strapping.  Our woven polystrap offers a range of benefits that make it the superior choice for securing heavy or uneven loads whether inside or on top of rail cars, containers, shipping vessels, trucks, lorries, flat racks, open-top containers, freight carriers etc.

This video shares a glimpse of the benefits of woven polyester strapping. #Strapping #WovenStrapping #WovenPolyesterStrapping #PolyStrap #Cordstrapping #Narrowtex #Timberstrap #SteelStrapAlternative #ISO9001 #ISO14001

FEATURES & BENEFITS OF NARROWTEX WOVEN POLYESTER STRAPPING

  • Economical
  • Safe to use
  • Maximum impact resistance
  • Minimal lash back during cutting
  • High join efficiency
  • Shock absorbent
  • Maintains tension over time
  • Corrosion free
  • No cargo damage
  • Ideal for manual handling and disposal
  • Soft on hands
  • Low tooling costs and maintenance
  • Lightweight and portable
  • UV resistant
  • Weather resistant
  • As strong as steel
  • High system strengths
  • Exclusive extra grip buckle provides superior join efficiency

RECENT POSTS

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping. Narrowtex Woven Polyester...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in giving back to our community and environment. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife), a leading wildlife rehabilitation center based in Durban, South Africa.

Through this partnership, Narrowtex becomes a Corporate Sponsor to CROW, contributing funds towards the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of over 3000 – 4000 injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife that CROW admits each year. This support is vital for the continuation of CROW’s important work in providing our indigenous wildlife with a second chance at life in the wild.

 
Narrowtex CROW sponsorship

CROW remains Durban’s only registered and fully permitted wildlife rehabilitation center, including permits for TOPS (Threatened or Protected Species) and TOPS Marine species. Their dedicated team works tirelessly to care for a diverse range of animals, from mongoose to genets, monkeys to birds, and scrub hares to reptiles.

Through our partnership with CROW, Narrowtex is proud to contribute to the conservation of South Africa’s wildlife heritage. We recognize the importance of preserving biodiversity and ensuring the survival of native species for future generations.

By supporting CROW, Narrowtex aims to make a positive impact on environmental conservation while fulfilling our corporate social responsibility. Together, we’re making a difference in protecting and nurturing our precious wildlife, ensuring they have a free, safe, and sustainable life in their natural habitat.

Join us in supporting CROW and their mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release wildlife in need. Together, we can create a better future for all inhabitants of our planet. #NarrowtexCares #WildlifeConservation #CROWPartnership

Through this partnership, Narrowtex Pty Ltd demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation, aligning with our values of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

RECENT POSTS

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping. Narrowtex Woven Polyester...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in...

IATF 16949 Certified seatbelt manufacturing & testing

The manufacturing and testing of our seatbelt webbing

IATF 16949 certified seatbelt webbing

This video shares a glimpse into the manufacturing and testing processes of our IATF 16949 certified seatbelt webbing, also referred to as seatbelt strap or safety webbing.We supply to global original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket providers servicing the motor vehicle and aviation industries. We have technology agreements with international partners to ensure that we always stay abreast of international trends regarding safety critical components, guaranteeing the highest standards of quality and safety;For more information, visit https://www.narrowtex.co.za/seatbelt-webbing/#SafetyWebbing #SafetyStrap #SeatbeltWebbing #SeatbeltStrap #IATF16949 #ISO9001 #ISO14001 #WebbingManufacturer #WebbingSouthAfrica #Narrowtex #WebbingExports #SeatbeltSupplier #SeatbeltManufacturer #Automotive #MotorVehicle #Aviation #GlobalSuppliers #SafetyFirst #QualityAssurance

RECENT POSTS

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping. Narrowtex Woven Polyester...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in...

Narrowtex’ Learnership and Apprenticeship Programs

Narrowtex' Learnership and Apprenticeship Programs

Every year, we prioritize empowering individuals, whether they’re currently employed or seeking employment, by offering a range of training programs. These programs include Bursaries, Learnerships, Apprenticeships, Internships, and Work-Integrated learning opportunities. Our goal is to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their respective fields.

For employed and unemployed graduate students, we provide various bursaries to support their academic pursuits. Additionally, our Learnership program offers a comprehensive learning experience that combines theoretical classroom training with practical on-the-job learning. By working alongside experienced mentors, participants gain valuable insights into their chosen profession, enhancing their employability and contributing to a skilled workforce.

Narrowtex learnership and apprenticeship

Similarly, our Apprenticeship program focuses on hands-on training, allowing participants to develop specialized skills in specific trades. Through a combination of practical training and theoretical instruction, apprentices gain in-depth knowledge, paving the way for successful careers as narrow weaving technicians. After completing the theory and practical training the apprentice will be assessed by NAMB (National Artisans Moderator Body) for certification.

Furthermore, we provide graduate interns with valuable workplace experience, and occasionally collaborate with TVET Colleges to offer work experience placements to their students.

We believe that investing in the growth and development of individuals, regardless of their employment status and especially in Estcourt, where we are situated, is crucial for personal and economic advancement. Our aim is to empower individuals to reach their full potential and contribute to the overall prosperity of our community.

RECENT POSTS

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping. Narrowtex Woven Polyester...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in...

The importance of IATF 16949 compliance

The importance of IATF 16949 compliance

IATF 16949 is a quality management standard specifically designed for the automotive industry. It is based on the ISO 9001 quality management system but incorporates additional automotive-specific requirements. For us at Narrowtex, as seatbelt webbing manufacturers, achieving and maintaining IATF 16949 compliance is highly important for several reasons:

  • IATF 16949 sets a framework for implementing and maintaining a robust quality management system (QMS). It helps us establish effective processes, identify and mitigate risks, and ensure consistency in product quality and performance. This helps avoid defects, increase customer satisfaction, and enhance overall operational efficiency.
  • Since any compromise in seatbelt webbing quality or performance can have severe consequences. IATF 16949 emphasizes risk management and our compliance guarantees clients of our processes to identify potential product safety issues and take appropriate preventive and corrective actions. 
  • IATF 16949 promotes our culture of continuous improvement within the organization, encouraging us to monitor and measure key performance indicators, analyze data, and implement actions for enhancing their processes and products. By continually striving for improvement, we can optimize our operations, reduce waste, and deliver better-quality seatbelts.
  • IATF 16949 emphasizes the importance of effective communication and collaboration, and we work closely with our clients to ensure the quality and conformity of our webbing and the materials used in our seatbelt webbing. By adhering to the standard, we establish strong partnerships, enhance supply chain efficiency, and mitigate risks associated with non-conforming parts.

Overall, IATF 16949 compliance helps us meet our customer requirements, ensure product safety, maintain high-quality standards, and drive continuous improvement. It has also helped us in establishing a solid foundation for our operations and our credibility within the automotive industry.

RECENT POSTS

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping. Narrowtex Woven Polyester...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in...

Ukuthula Creche Food Voucher Feeding Scheme

Ukuthula Creche Food Voucher Feeding Scheme

We are thrilled to have been able to extend our support to Ukuthula Creche and their food voucher feeding initiative.

We understand the significance of early childhood nutrition and its impact on a child’s overall development, including their physical, cognitive, and emotional growth. By providing proper nutrition during this crucial time in a child’s life, we can ensure that they receive the necessary nutrients to support their rapidly developing bodies and brains.

We are committed to doing more and encourage others to join us in supporting initiatives that benefit the well-being of children. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

RECENT POSTS

Timberstrap – woven polyester strapping

As a reseller in the strapping and packaging industry, staying ahead of the competition and meeting...

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping.

Discover the strength and efficiency of woven polyester strapping. Narrowtex Woven Polyester...

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership

Supporting Wildlife Conservation Through CROW Partnership Here at Narrowtex Pty Ltd, we believe in...

On to Phase 2 of our solar energy journey!

Phase 2 of our Solar Energy Project is underway!

At Narrowtex, we strive to operate sustainably, and the first phase of our Solar PV plant resulted in significant energy savings.  Our solar panel generated energy powers 50% of our operations even after recent expansions. 

Whilst various other initiatives have allowed us to become grid power independent, our self-sufficiency and sustainability objective is to increase our solar-generated energy. 

Phase 2 of this project is underway, and we look forward to sharing more updates about our journey with you soon. So, watch this space!

Our sustainability journey

When we know better, we do better – Narrowtex’s sustainability journey

In this article, originally posted on Mail & Guardian, Narrowtex Production Manager Michael Stander takes the time to reflect on our sustainability journey.

Established South African textile company Narrowtex initially reduced the energy consumption at its Estcourt plant by 157 732 Kilowatt hours (kWh) with an overall investment of about R80 000. It subsequently went on to install the first phase of its Solar PV plant, all through the technical support of the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA). 

In 2019 Narrowtex began its sustainability journey with the dual objective of reducing its carbon equivalent emissions and becoming less reliant on grid power. Narrowtex underwent an energy assessment and almost immediately implemented the quick-win items, which resulted in significant energy savings. 

Production Manager Michael Stander takes the time to reflect on the company’s journey.  “In today’s fast-moving and ever-changing production environment all manufacturing facilities locally and abroad are looking at sustainability and ‘doing things better’ for the environment and to assist the bottom line.

“I was first introduced to the concept of resource efficiency under the guidance of Andre Page, Project Manager NCPC-SA, in Cape Town, and quickly realised the importance of all South African production plants being able to identify their ‘waste streams’. Equally critical is being able to understand the plant’s energy usage and quantify its consumption, to enable them to produce smarter and reduce energy costs,” says Stander. 

When I started at Narrowtex, a company that produces narrow woven textiles, one of my first objectives was to identify and quantify the energy consumption of the facility. We engaged with NCPC-SA KZN Project Manager Milisha Pillay and under the auspices of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project received fully subsidised assistance in the form of an energy assessment. 

“We then went on to implement eight energy efficiency improvements as recommended, which slightly reduced our baseload consumption, and through the NCPC-SA went on to investigate the feasibility of a Solar PV system to become more self-sufficient and further reduce our operating costs,” Stander continues.

“The projects that were implemented included the reduction of standing losses on machinery through improved insulation, installing geyser timers as well as motion sensors in locker rooms and a LED lighting retrofit programme.

“The payback period for the renewable energy project became more attractive once the energy efficiency improvements were made, and Narrowtex General Manager Chris Fell decided to commission the first phase of the Solar PV plant in March 2021.  

“The installed Solar PV system is showing great returns so far. The company has consumed approximately 21.5% less electricity, based on the August 2019 year to date figure. We are still working on changing behavioural patterns (related to electricity use) and shift patterns within the plant to maximise the benefit from the system.

“Phase 2 is planned for the near future and will result in us being able to generate enough electricity to meet approximately 60% of the facility’s current daytime energy requirements. The final phase of the installation should take us up to 80% off-grid during daytime operating hours,” says Stander.

“As Narrowtex Group we are very pleased with the outcome achieved by engaging with the NCPC-SA, not only for our Energy Efficiency and Solar PV Projects, but also for the next steps in our low carbon journey and to continue our commitment to operate in the best and most environmentally-friendly way possible. 

“People’s involvement in this journey is critical, as management cannot do it alone as  — you must have the understanding and buy-in from all employees within the organisation if you want to succeed,” Stander concludes.

The NCPC-SA is available to advise and support your company on its sustainability journey.  To get more information visit: www.ncpc.co.za or email: ncpc@csir.co.za to start the journey today.

Narrowing the gap

Narrowing the gap: manufacturer sees scope for UK growth

Q&A with Packaging Scotland

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

In a recent interview with Packaging Scotland, Narrowtex General Manager, Chris Fell, discussed some of our future plans and prospects.  Read the full article below:

South African-headquartered Narrowtex is looking to grow its presence in the UK market through the company’s selection of narrow fabrics. Chris Fell, general manager, Narrowtex, recently told Packaging Scotland about standing out in a competitive market, the potential for growth, and new product innovations.

Q) What’s the history of the business and how has it grown over the years? 

A) Narrowtex was established in 1969. We manufacture a large range of quality narrow fabrics including industrial webbing, seatbelt webbing, curtain header tape, and our core range of lashing and strapping.

With over 50 years of experience, technical expertise and premium quality standards, we have developed into a reputable and trusted business partner offering manufacturing excellence to local and international markets. We are a member of the NTX Group, a subsidiary of SA Bias Industries Pty Ltd. Over the years Narrowtex has achieved continued growth, especially in the international market where we are supplying to five different continents. We expect this growth trend to continue into the future.

Q) What can you tell us about your lashing and strapping range, and how do these products stand out in a competitive market?

A) Our quality lashing and strapping range includes woven polyester lashing and strapping, composite/cord strapping, and bonded/hot melt strapping. We have over 25 years of experience exporting our range and are well established in the international market. Our superior quality control measures and supporting accreditations especially stand out in the market. Our accreditations for the range include ISO9001, AAR (Association of American Railways) and DNV.GL certifications.  Our seatbelt webbing range is IATF16949-certified and is testament to the standard of our quality control in our in-house laboratory.

Certificates of Conformance from our in-house laboratory can be provided with each batch of product supplied. We have also established an Environmental Management System that is in conformance with the ISO 14001:2015 International Environmental Management System.

Our high quality, ability to provide innovative solutions and our custom printing and dyeing facilities makes us an attractive option for importers internationally including the UK.

Q) How much potential do you see for increasing your presence in the UK market? What are your plans for growing the business in the UK?

A) We currently see a lot of potential to grow our offering into the UK with our large range of high quality narrow fabrics. Our plans include follow up face-to-face visits with prospective customers looking to import our products into the UK.

We will continue to market our range through the various mediums available along with participation in upcoming trade exhibitions in the UK. South Africa and the UK have a long-established trading history with good trade relations and trade agreements in place.  Narrowtex’ s close proximity to a major seaport (Durban) gives good access to the shipping routes from South Africa to all of the main UK ports. The combination of these factors makes Narrowtex an excellent high quality and cost-effective supply option for UK importers.

Q) What have been some of the most memorable projects you’ve been involved in?

A) We enjoy working in tandem with prospective customers to develop innovative solutions to their challenges. Our most memorable and satisfying projects involve providing customised solutions to customer requirements. Working closely with customers to understand their requirements, developing solutions to meet these requirements and then supplying product accordingly, provides great satisfaction to the Narrowtex team.

Q) Anything you can tell us about future product innovations? Are environmental considerations becoming more prominent?

A) We are constantly developing new product and more efficient and innovative manufacturing processes in our factory. As the market changes and our customers’ needs change, we work closely with our customer base to re-engineer current product ranges and develop new ranges to meet customer requirements.

Environmental and social responsibilities are key in our development as a company and group at large. We participate in a number of community development projects including a creche to care for children in need. We work closely with the education department to assist newly qualified individuals to gain valuable work experience with our learnership programmes and provide bursaries for students in need.

Our environmental management system is in conformance to the ISO14001:2015 system, but this is certainly not where our efforts stop. In March this year, we completed the first phase of our solar energy project, aimed at increasing our level of self-sufficiency in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way.

We now produce more than 33% of our energy requirements and the intention is that we will expand on this into the future. Rainwater tanks have been installed to reduce our water consumption and recycling of waste is of extreme importance to us. A number of other projects aimed at reducing our carbon footprint are also currently under consideration.

Link to the original article: Narrowing the gap: manufacturer sees scope for UK growth | Packaging Scotland

FOR MORE UPDATES, FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: