The Black Steel Strapping Tools Your Company Needs

As the most durable and versatile strapping material on the market, black steel straps hold their shape and remain taut and strong for much longer than the plastic alternative. Steel strapping allows shippers to secure construction materials and heavy loads to truck beds with limited risk of breakage or loss. Additionionally, steel trapping is resistant to rust, corrosion, weather, and extreme temperatures, so it is best to use steel to secure heavy industrial materials for cross-country transportation. You can learn more about strapping materials here. 

Although steel is generally considered the best strapping material, you cannot just buy black steel straps and call it a day — you need the right tools to ensure that the straps do their job correctly. At Wickwire Warehouse Inc., we are Philadelphia’s leading steel strap supplier, and we have the straps and the tools necessary for success. Here are a few of the strap tools we have available:  Continue reading

Conditions to Avoid if You Do Not Want Your Stainless Steel Wires to Rust

Stainless steel is widely-touted as the corrosion-resistant product of choice for manufacturers, transportation companies, recycling centers, and construction sites across the country. However, many people have had the unfortunate experience of ordering stainless steel products only to find rust eating through the “stainless” metal. Unfortunately, corrosion-resistant does not mean corrosion-proof, and, under certain conditions, stainless steel alloys can start rusting out well before their expiration date. 

As one of the top stainless steel wire suppliers in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region, Wickwire Warehouse Inc. proudly provides customers with high-quality stainless steel wires. Our steel products are exceptionally strong and resistant, but under the right circumstances, they can begin to corrode.   Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Steel vs. Plastic Strapping

Strapping is undeniably a vital part of the industry of packing and shipping. Whether used for bundling objects and materials, reinforcing boxes, or securing loads to transportation beds, if there were suddenly no strapping, then the shipping and storage logistics of the world would be entirely crippled. With that in mind, it’s safe to say it’s pretty important, and if your business or project needs anything secured for transportation, storage, utility, or safety, then it may be time to put some consideration into finding a plastic or steel strapping supplier in PA, NJ, and OH. However, not all types of straps are made the same, and not all types of straps are suitable for just any job, so figuring out what material you need to use is key. Though you can further break it down to all kinds of varying details and subsets, virtually all straps are made of steel or plastic. Knowing the basic strengths and weaknesses that contrast between the two materials is key in making your selection. Continue reading

A Brief and Remarkable History of Stainless Steel

We may take it for granted in our modern world, but stainless steel is a very recent invention in human history. Before its discovery, rust and corrosion were nasty concerns for metals used in machinery, cookware, firearms, architecture, and plumbing — all of which posed hazards to human health and safety if the metals used lost integrity to rust or seeped into food and water through acidic corrosion. So here’s a short and humble history that led to the versatile and essential stainless steel wire that we use today. Continue reading

Why You Should Always Be Using Gloves When Handling Baling Wire

Here at Wickwire Warehouse Inc., our company has a large inventory of black and galvanized single loop bale ties in Philadelphia, PA. These are used for baling bundles of clothing, metal, paper, plastic, and a considerable variety of recyclable materials. If your business has everyday uses for baling wire, you must look for the safest possible way to use this material. One item that is paramount when handling baling wire is a good pair of gloves.

However, because there are so many different types of gloves available, you may not know which are the best gloves to use. Below is some information regarding the types of gloves available on the market, and you can use this information to evaluate which gloves meet your specific needs. Continue reading

4 Facts About Stainless Steel You Might Not Have Known

As a leading provider of stainless steel wire mesh for businesses throughout the United States, we’re proud to provide quality products to hundreds of companies. We offer a range of stainless steel products for commercial usage which includes stainless steel rods, spring wire, wire for medical devices, wire for conveyor ovens, and cable wires. 

Below, we’d like to shed light on some interesting facts about stainless steel that you may not have known before! Continue reading

What is Stainless Steel?

You’ve probably seen it in a jewelry store, in some of your tools, and in your wiring—it’s stainless steel, and it’s solidified its place in dozens of industries and around the world. As one of the most trusted stainless steel wire suppliers in OH and beyond, Wickwire Warehouse Inc. knows stainless steel inside and out. But what exactly is this material and how does it differ from standard steel? Continue reading