Securing heavy cargo loads with nylon webbing

Reliable material for industrial cargo transportation

Nylon webbing is among the most commonly used materials employed in the recovery and securing of various loads. Even large tankers that routinely travel the high seas utilize the use of this particular material.

The key to successfully transporting any type of large load is total cargo control. It does not matter if the load is being transported on open trailers or within enclosed vans. The fact is that all transportation entails frequent movements which create the risk of freight becoming unstable during transit. Shifting loads that are not properly secured by adequate restraints like nylon webbing become dislodged and damaged very easily, due to colliding or collapsing pallets. 

Many people are aware that nylon webbing is used much more often than traditional vehicle recovery two straps. Nonetheless the US Coast Guard and similar rescue operations often depend upon nylon webs to help in the rescues and recovery of victims in many scenarios. This is especially the case with water-based rescue missions. Its widespread use is the most probably cause for why many tend to take the availability of this valuable material as a given.

The type of nylon webbing most frequently found is just a few inches wide and comes in various lengths that feature numerous tiedown devices to afford greater functionality for the slinged webbing. Due to its high stress variance, this material is a very strong rope alternative. It now has very high popularity with various private and commercial firms which offer large load transport and civilian vehicle recoveries.

When fitting with specialized hooks shaped like an "S," anchor or bolt plating, flattened hook assemblies, or snap-on hooks, nylon webbing assumes the appearance of end fittings. Users may then apply special hardware to end fittings in order to yield sufficient surface attachability much like that of brackets, E-track fittings, and footman loops that are adaptable to almost all transportation environments.

In addition, a variety of buckling ratchets and cams are adaptable to nylon webbing in order to fashion specialized bucklers and fasteners necessary to properly secure and transport heavy-weight freight loads.

Most of the natural appeal of nylon webbing results from its exceptional versatility and strength; particularly its natural tendency towards extraordinary tensile strength. High-quality nylon webbing rates between 7 to 10 thousand pounds PSI. Thus, its proper application as a supplemental source of cargo security ensures the safety of any goods and cargo during long-distance transport.

Due to this exceptional strength and wide range of practicality, nylon webs are very popular among even private and civilian cargo security providers. Cargo control schemes are especially common for military usage - particularly when its width is greater than 6 to 12 inches.

Quite obviously, as a material with sufficient strength to secure an armed forces tank throughout the entire transport of vital supplies to US troops stationed overseas, it is definitely able to withstand the body weight of adventuresome rock climbers or dig disabled Jeeps out of voluminous mud piles on America's backroads and countrysides.