post by Esther Holleman, Assistant Cordstrap Knowledge Center and Cordstrap Training Center
Do you re-use your polyester webbing?
Recently I received some interesting pictures from one of our customers. I was amazed and pleasantly surprised with the creativity of our customer, who found a great way of re-using polyester webbing after it served its purpose securing his cargo. I thought I’d share these pictures with you.
It looks like the polyester webbing is being re-used to protect the ship’s mooring rope from being damaged by the concrete quayside!
While writing this blogpost another very creative way of re-using our products comes to mind…
During Cordstrap’s grand opening of our new global headquarters in 2008 we received many flowers, cards and gifts. At the end of the day I walked passed all the presents and one immediately stood out for me. This particular gift made me relive a childhood birthday memory of my dad asking me “which gift was your favorite gift today”. Want to know what it was?
It might take you a little bit of moving back and forward behind your screen, but finally you will see a little man made from re-used steel products. It was a gift from our longtime Swiss partner VTT AG.
The reason why this is my favorite is the creative way our little steel friend was designed… he is made from used Cordstrap products. If you have ever worked with a Cordstrap system, you will recognize the material this little guy’s hair is made from…our strapping buckles! Do you recognize where his nose is made from? It’s the handle of a manual strapping tensioner. The fact that this guy was fully dressed for the occasion (black tie) made him the perfect gift. Because of all the steel, our "little" guy weighs an astonishing 31lbs (12 kg). I’m still amazed Beat and Jurg from VTT AG managed to hold our friend up in the air during their 10 minute speech… Thanks for this beautiful and creative gift and thanks for making me re-live a childhood memory.
Do you re-use your polyester webbing or other Cordstrap products?