Lumber or Wood Products

Signode Kenya offers innovative value added packaging solutions to the Timber (aka Lumber) Industry and the product range includes strapping for unitization and wrapping for product protection.

While steel strapping has been utilized for Timber load securement for nearly a hundred years, recent technological advancements have paved the way for strapping with high-strength polyester strapping. Polyester strapping provides several clear advantages over steel strapping in many Timber/Panel applications.

Before converting steel strapping operations to plastic, however, it’s important to have a Signode Kenya Timber Industry Specialist evaluate your application needs. With our team of industry specialists we design your complete pack. These solutions lead to greater productivity, optimization of safety, and cost reduction.

Signode Kenya designs manufactures and supplies strapping tools, semi-automatic and fully automatic packaging machines to apply packaging materials. A highly focused parts and service group provides customized service helping to lower your total cost of ownership.

To learn more about Signode plastic strapping and wrapping systems for Timber, please make your selection from the solutions listed.

Lumber or Wood packing Industry Solutions

Signode has a range of products suitable for the fast-changing world of the lumber and wood industries. The extensive range of equipment, both semi-automatic and fully automatic, can be equipped with suitable options to solve most customers’ lumber strapping & wrapping challenges for efficient, high speed operations.

Signode Kenya’s AK-II is designed to run on both Tenax polyester strap and also on Apex steel strapping if required. The units can be equipped with many options to suit the exact needs of the customer’s plants and products to be packaged

The machine is equipped with electrical strapping head, Z-20 for Tenax polyester strapping. Z-20 is an innovative modular strapping system consisting of separate sealing and tensioning modules

A significant improvement over manual lumber and panel wrapping, the AutoWraptor™ automatically wraps loads with a tight plastic film to maximize package protection and production efficiency.

Capable of wrapping any length lumber and panel packages from five to 24 feet, the AutoWraptor™ will also automatically handle varying package widths and heights, including half packs. Most lumber and panel loads can be wrapped in less than one minute.

Pneumatic and battery powered hand tools take most of the effort out of tensioning and sealing by performing those operations at the push of a button or lever. Powered hand tools are typically used to reduce operator fatigue, improve strapping efficiency and provide uniform tensioning

The VT-16/19/25HD and VT-32HD pneumatic seal less Tension-Weld® combination tools are ideal for unitizing loads that require high tension (over 800 lbs.). The tools are easy to operate in either the vertical or horizontal position and weigh less than 10.5 lbs.

BXT-2 battery hand tool in use in the shipping area of a large plant, the tool is mobile, light-weight well balanced, ergonomic and easy to use. The BXT2-16 combination tool applies polyester or polypropylene strapping, utilizing friction weld joint technology to join the strap ends. The battery-operated BXT2-16 has a simple two-button process and ergonomic design to reduce operator fatigue.

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Tenax® Polyester Strapping

Tenax polyester strapping is designed for medium to heavy-duty palletising and unitising applications and can be applied by hand tools or power strapping equipment. This strapping material yields higher break strengths and maintains a higher level of retained strap tension than polypropylene strapping for maximum load stability. This makes it ideal for signature bundles and palletised loads of printed materials that tend to shift during handling and transit. Tenax is available in sizes ranging from 9mm to 16mm.

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Magnus® Steel Strapping

Magnus is a cold-rolled, heat-treated, medium carbon steel strapping that provides high tensile strength and excellent shock resistance for heavy-duty flat glass applications. 31.75mm x 0.80 Magnus is commonly used to lash flat glass products in containers. We roll our strap edges to eliminate sharp surfaces. Signode India steel strapping is manufactured in ISO 9002 certified plants.

Apex® Steel Strapping

Apex is cold-rolled, medium carbon steel strapping, engineered to yield a higher break strength at a thinner gauge than regular-duty steel strapping. In many light to medium-duty applications, Apex can substitute for the heavier gauge regular-duty steel strapping to save money on material and shipping costs.

GENY Tools

Battery powered tools for Steel strapping applications!

The unique GENY steel strapping (Sealer and Tensioner) tools have been successfully launched to suit many heavy-duty steel strapping applications.

The light-weight GENY tools remove the hazardous and heavy airlines associated with standard tools and reduce operator fatigue greatly. Easy to use, with single button operation and LED illumination of the sealing area make them ideal in almost all applications. The 240 cycles per battery charge offer maximum efficiency in energy usage and eliminate the high costs and inefficiencies of pneumatic systems with a minimised carbon footprint for the tool. The strap tension can be varied up to 6.600 N which is more than suitable for most applications.

• Next generation Li-Ion battery technology

• Light weight, yet durable and easy to use

• Reduced operator fatigue

• Mobile and improved work safety conditions

• 240 cycles per battery charge, battery fully re-charged in less than 30 minutes

• Significantly reduced energy and service costs verses air-powered tools

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The BXT2 provides all the benefits of Signode’s proven battery powered tool range-but is faster, easier to use and more productive than ever.

Designed to deliver low cost of ownership, consistency and reliability, BXT2 features ‘Hypercharge Technology’ enabling the BOSCH battery to be charged at any time, with just a 15 minute charge restoring 75-80% of the battery’s total power. Additionally, BXT2 maintains strap tension levels, to the last cycle.

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VT–16/19/25HD is Heavy Duty Pneumatic Tension-Weld®. Combination tools function as tensioners, sealers and cutters. They save time by eliminating the handling of separate tools. Seal-feed combination tools carry a stack of seals in a magazine for fast, easy loading. Sealless combination tools use friction to weld the strap ends together, creating a secure joint.

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how can we help you?

Contact us at the Signode Information Center nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

Our sales, equipment service, customer service and engineering departments can help you design the optimum protective packaging system for your application