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Frequently Asked Questions

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Customer Service

Who do I contact if I have an enquiry ?

We have local branch offices all over South Africa. Please contact the branch closest to you – contact us.

Alternatively contact our customer service at narrowtex@narrowtex.co.za

Can I open an account?

Yes you may. Please click on the credit application form.

General

What does tensile strength mean ?

Tensile strength means resistance of a material, measured at the maximum tension the material can withstand. (Tensile strength is measured to destruction)

What does system strength mean?

System strength is the strapping strength combined with the respective buckle

How can I get a copy of a test report?

Product test reports are available from Narrowtex. You may contact the company directly with your request: narrowtex@narrowtex.co.za

Strapping

What is Narrostrap?

Narrostrap is the registered brand name of woven polyester strapping manufactured and supplied by Narrowtex.

 

How should I apply Narrostrap?

Narrostrap is polyester woven strapping that is used with buckles to secure loads for easy transportation. Narrowtex has a step by step buckle threading instruction which is easy to follow :

Buckle threading instruction

Does Narrowtex have any manufacturing accreditations?

Yes, Narrowtex holds the following manufacturing accreditations.

What are the benefits of using polyester strapping over steel ?

  • Economical
  • Safe to use
  • Maximum impact resistance
  • Minimal lash back during cutting
  • High joint strength
  • Shock absorbent
  • Maintains tension over time
  • Corrosion free
  • No damage to cargo
  • Ideal for manual handling and disposal
  • Soft on hands
  • Low tool 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

How do I know which buckles to use ?

Narrowtex recommends the use of phosphate extra grip buckles. The range of buckles are available ex-stock and available in several widths to suit each type of strapping width.

How do I tension the strapping?

Woven polyester strapping needs to be tensioned to provide the correct grip. Narrowtex has a simple easy to follow step by step instruction on how to tension your strapping …

Tensioner instruction

Can I get strapping in different colours ?

Yes. Strapping is available in natural and can be colourised to a range of colours. Refer to our “colourised strapping” page for examples of strapping in colours. Alternatively contact us for special requirements

Can I have my company details printed on the strapping?

Yes. You can have your company details, company logo, the break strength and any other custom information printed on the strapping in your corporate colours. Refer to “printed strapping” for examples of printed strapping.

What is bonded strapping?

Bonded strapping is otherwise known as hot melt strapping. It is a non-woven strap of filament yarns held together by a hot melt adhesive or a hot bonding agent.

What are the benefits of using hot melt strapping ?

  • Gentle on delicate edges and surfaces
  • Bonded strap can be custom printed on request
  • Use with buckles or just a knot for easy binding
  • Hot melt lamination provides for controlled uncoiling
  • Dynamic load movement is absorbed by the elasticity of the strapping.
  • Weatherproof and UV resistant
  • Superior system strength when used with Narrowtex “Extra Grip” phosphate buckles

What is woven strapping made from ?

Narrostrap is made from high tenacity flat filament polyester yarn

How can you tell the difference between polypropylene and polyester strapping ?

Take a small sample of the strap and immerse in water. If the strap sinks, it is polyester and if it floats, it is polypropylene. (Polyprop strapping is not recommended for outdoor use and high strength applications)

Lashing

What is Narrolash ?

Narrolash is the registered brand name of woven polyester lashing manufactured and supplied by Narrowtex.

Does Narrowtex have any manufacturing accreditations?

Yes, Narrowtex holds the following manufacturing accreditations.

Is Narrowtex Lashing Germanischer Lloyd certified? 

 

Yes, Narrowtex Lashing is Germanischer Lloyd certified for both linear and system strengths. Please contact us for copies of the certificate.

Why should I use woven polyester lashing ?

  • Safe with less risk of injury
  • Cost effective restraining method
  • Quick application and easy to use
  • Prevents damage to cargo
  • Shock absorbent
  • High restraint tension
  • High system strengths
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Corrosion free
  • Chemical resistant
  • Weather resistant
  • Re-tensionable
  • No damage risk to surface of carrier
  • In house testing facility

How should I apply a Narrolash ?

Narrowtex has a step by step buckle threading instruction which is easy to follow :

Buckle threading instruction

How do I know which buckles to use ?

Narrowtex supplies buckles in the appropriate widths to match the lashing. For example 32mm buckles will fit on all 32mm wide lashing to provide the correct system strengths. Narrowtex also stock approved drop forged steel buckles for heavy duty lashing.

How do I tension the lashing ?

Narrowtex has a simple easy to follow step by step instruction on how to tension your lashing…

Tensioner instruction

Can I get lashing in different colours ?

Yes. Narrolash is available in natural and can be colourised to a range of colours. Refer to our “colourised lashing” page for examples of poly lashing in colours. Alternatively contact us for special requirements

What is woven lashing made from ?

Narrostrap is made from high tenacity flat filament polyester yarn

 

Cable Pulling Tape

How is cable pull tape applied  ?

Please refer to our video for details

What are the benefits of using polyester pulling tape ?

  • High strength
  • Lightweight
  • Low elongation
  • High melting point
  • Soft, non-abrasive
  • Pre-lubricated
  • Metered markings
  • Low burn through

Why does the pull tape have metered marking ?
Narrowtex pull tape is marked with accurate sequential metre markings to :
• measures conduits precisely
• helps pinpoint crushed cabling
• eliminates the need for measuring tapes
• helps determine the metres on a partial roll

 

Curtain Tape

After pleating my curtain, what do I do with the spare cords on the header tape ?

Wind up the cords and place them neatly out of sight. Don’t cut off the spare cords as these allow the curtain to be pulled flat for cleaning.

What are the packing configuration of header tapes ?

  • Small coils – 25 m length
  • Medium coil – 50 m + 100m lengths
  • Layered – 100m + 500 m in boxes

Narrowtex curtain tapes are packed in rolls or layered in boxes. To facilitate workroom applications, curtain tapes can be supplied, layered into boxes.

Are the header tapes pre-shrunk ?

Narrowtex manufactures a range of curtain tapes that are pre-shrunk specifically. Please contact our sales offices for more information

What type of header tape produces cartridge pleats or double pinch pleat effects ?

Cartridge pleating or double pinch pleats can be achieved using our Deep Pleat heading tape

What is the best header tape to use for rigid, firm pleats on heavy fabric ?

Q 756 Regis tape provide rigid, upright pencil pleats suitable for excellent quality and heavy fabrics. Contains monofilament stiffening and non-slip drawcords. Can be used for full length drops or windowsill height curtains

Does Narrowtex supply eyelet tape ?

Yes Narrowtex supplies a range of eyelet or Jupiter tape…see range

 

Seatbelt Webbing

Does Narrowtex have any manufacturing accreditations?

Narrowtex is accredited to the following quality management systems:

ISO/TS16949:2009,
ISO9001:2008,
ISO14001:2004

Annual audits are conducted to ensure system compliance and in-house laboratory testing regulates product batches prior to despatch.

Can you provide webbing data sheets for seatbelt ?

Yes they are available on request. Please contact : narrowtex@narrowtex.co.za

Do you supply certificates of conformity for your seat belt webbing ?

Yes we do supply certificate of analysis with results that include :

  • Tensile strength
  • Elongation
  • Width
  • Thickness
  • Weight
  • Flammability
  • Abrasion
  • Rub fastness
  • Colour test

How often is the seatbelt webbing tested ?

Seat belt webbing is tested by batch.

What are the various colours of seat belt webbing I can buy ?

We can dye seatbelt webbing to customer specific requirements. High tenacity polyester yarn is used to produce seatbelt webbing which is then continuously piece dyed to required shades and pattern combinations.

 

Industrial webbing

Can I get webbing in different patterns and colours ?

Narrowtex jacquard webbing can be custom designed to meet customer colour and corporate design requirements.