What is a Cable Tie?
Cable ties, also called zip ties, are fasteners that are designed to bunch up and organize electrical cables or wires. With their immediate, semi-permanent bond, cable ties function as straps to hold loads and keep specific wires and cables together.
What is a natural cable tie?
Natural cable ties are ideal for general purpose applications and can be adjusted manually. These are constructed from nylon and provide resistance to:
In some cases they will also be flame resistant. The manufacturer identifies this feature on the product's label.
What is a stainless steel cable tie?
Stainless steel cable ties are ideal for applications that require a high-level of protection against corrosion and other environmental conditions that may cause basic nylon cables to disintegrate. They are commonly used:
This type of cable tie can also come with sleeves that provide additional protection against corrosion depending on the manufacturer.
What are UV Protected Cable Ties?
Also known as black cable ties, UV protected cable ties have the same resistance as a natural cable tie.
Commonly used for outdoor applications and have a high tensile strength
Offers a high resistance to environmental contaminants
Where should I store Cable Ties?
Because cable ties are mostly made from nylon it is recommended that they be stored in a cool and dry area. This will keep the ties from disintegrating and oxidizing. Skinny versions of nylon are going to be more susceptible to bending. So be careful when applying pressure as it can misshape the cable tie.