Category Archive: Stainless Steel Cable Tie Labels

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Offshore Oil Rigs and Ocean Vessel should use Stainless Steel 316 Coated

Both Offshore Oil Rigs and Ocean Vessels, should use grade 316 Coated Stainless Steel Cable Ties. They both work, in harsh environments, salt water, heat, cold and direct sunlight in some cases. On Oil Rigs, Stainless Stainless Steel Cable Ties are even installed sub sea. When on the platform, they end up being in direct sun light all day, while suffering, threw the cold of night. On board ships they are installed in the deepest parts of the vessel and not checked for years, or unless there is a problem in the area. We at BAND-N-GO Inc. recommend our grade 316 coated stainless steel cable ties because of the following.

  • No water absorption
  • Non-Flammable
  • Coated, temp range: -112°F  (-80°C) to 302°F  (150°C)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Radiation resistance: 2 x 108 rads
  • excellent for highly corrosive enviroments
  • No sharp edges, protects insulation and wiring bundle
  • Self locking mechanism speeds installation
  • our grade 316 coated roller ball cable tie can be used in virtually all indoor, outdoor, underground (including direct burial applications) and sub sea.
  • Non toxic, halogen-free
  • DNV approved
  • ABS approved
  • Lloyd’s Register approved
  • UL RoHs approved
  • UL Listed approved
  • They are a proven product

Our Coated Stainless Steel Cable Ties, come in various Lengths and Tensile Strength.

Our competitors, cannot keep up. we are the experts and we do have the widest range available.

Information for our customers.

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Roller Ball Cable Tie 100 lbs standard grade 316 Coated

Length shortest 4 ” to longest 55″ (over 55″ by special request and quote)

Roller Ball Cable Tie 250 lbs. grade 316 Coated Heavy Duty

Length shortest 8 ” to longest 55 ” (over 55″ by special request and quote)

Roller Ball Cable Tie450 lbs.  grade 316 Coated Heavy Duty

Length shortest 8 ” to longest 39 ” (over 39 ” by special request and Quote)

Roller Ball Cable Tie 800 lbs. grade 316 Coated Heavy Duty

Length shortest 18 ” to longest 30″

Our Coated Stainless Steel grade 316 cable Ties are also available in ladder tie and releasable styles.

When you need approved grade 316 Coated Stainless Steel Cable Ties come check us out. We have the world class products. (in stock and can ship now)

Note: Does not happen often, but if for some strange reason, we do not have the length you need in stock. We will give you the next size up at the same price, so as not to delay your job. When you do business with BAND-N-GO Inc. You are doing business with the best.

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Sign, Electrical, Security Companies need the “Rudy Clamp”

WHY? because it really does get expensive, for companies that use stainless steel banding to invest in banding, buckles and tools, when they may only use them 10 times a year. The solution is the “Rudy “Clamp. You only need to invest in the 1/2″ stainless steel coil and purchase the required amount of “Rudy” Clamps. When you have the SS banding and the “Rudy” Clamp you can make a clamp, as small as 1 ft. in diameter to as large as 100 ft. in diameter or more. (the largest length of your SS coil).

So lets look at the Sign Industry – Small sign shop makes a sign and his customer wants him to attach it to a light standard. He cannot screw the sign to the light standard as this violates the electrical codes. Solution uses the ‘Rudy” Clamp with the stainless steel banding. This will not damage the light standard and will hold his sign in place for many years. Also the sign manufacturer did not have to purchase any special tools. All he need to install the “Rudy” Clamp was a pare of tin snips and a Robertson screwdriver. Sign maker sells the banding and the “RUDY” Clamp, with the sign job. Makes a profit on both and when he installs the job he does not need to call in a special installer also saving money. (Please visit our web site and watch the YOU TUBE video “RUDY” Clamp.

Now lets look at the Electrical Industry. Electrician needs to install a disconnect box to a light standard or a concrete pillar, BUT! they are not allowed to screw into the standard or the pillar. What most electricians do,is obtain “U” channel and threaded rod. They first have to cut the “U” channel to length (2 pieces) then they have to cut the threaded rod (2 pieces) assemble the “U” channel with the threaded rods using 4 nuts. Then attach the disconnect box. After doing all of this, it has probably cost them wear and tear on their equipment, cost of “U” channel, threaded rods and nuts. But most of all about 30 to 45 minutes worth of labor. As well a lost production while accomplishing this work. Using the “RUDY” Clamp with the SS banding they could have accomplished this in about 10 minutes or less. (costs go down, production goes up and NO damages to anything).

How about the Security Company. They need to hang security cameras on pillar inside buildings or under bridges or attached to light standards. They basically use the same system as electricians. The “RUDY Clamp, will speed up the installation, will not scratch or harm the pillars in the offices. They can accomplish this without using special banding tools. (keeps cost down, easy to install and improves margins)

You can see the “Rudy” Clamp on our YOU Tube video located on our web site or call BAND-N-GO Inc. We will provide free information to help you become more productive.

Prevent SS Cable Ties from Cutting Cable Jackets

CT5 installation

By using the CT-5 Manual Tool with Tension Adjustment and cutter you can prevent the accidental cutting of a cable jacket. The CT-5 automatically cuts to the desired tension you preset. It is also small enough to allow you easy access into tight spots. When you want a cable tie to last for years and you do not want to harm the cable jacket, We recommend our Stainless Steel Roller cable tie with the CT-5

Ever need this kind of info? Re: Stainless Steel

Why and when should I use stainless steel banding?

Why and when should I use stainless steel cable ties?

Why should I use a coated stainless steel cable tie and why use coated banding?

Why use grade 201, 304 or 316 stainless ?

What tensile strength should I use?

Why should there be traceability?

What kind of warranty will I get?

If you have to find answers to these questions, We are here to help you!

Free – NO Charge and you do not have to buy from us. We will give you the answers you need, to make your job easier. When you contact us via; in person, phone, e-mail, fax or even snail mail. My staff will endeavor, to provide you, with all the information, you may need to make an informed buying decision. Should you need to write up a specification sheet. We will give you the information you need, to make it accurate and complete.

We at BAND-N-GO Inc. know stainless steel. We are experts in the field. we will assist you, if you give us a chance.


Stainless Steel Banding

What is it used for?

Stainless steel banding is primarily used for fastening applications within various industries. Here are a few examples of these applications:

Utility industry: primarily used to fasten fixtures to poles

Sign industry: primarily used to fasten signs to objects, poles and columns where drilling is prohibited.

Hose industry: primarily used to attach fittings to hoses.

Insulation industry: holds cladding to insulation around pipes and tanks and attaching heat tracer cables to pipelines.

Most common types of stainless steel banding are type 201, 304 and 316. Type 201 is the strongest, type 316 is good for highly corrosive environments and type 304 is for general use.

The types of finishes on Stainless Steel range from #1 dull finish to #8 most polished finish. The most commonly used finishes on Stainless Steel Banding are the BA finish which is a bright, annealed finished which may be described as mirror-like and the 2B finish which is a polished annealed finish and may be described to have the appearance of a foggy mirror.

Characteristics to consider when choosing banding

Strength– tensile strength refers to the breaking point of the material. Strength is affected by width, thickness and hardness.

Elongation – refers to the ability of the banding to stretch, which is important for fastening it tightly.

Yield – refers to the ability of the material to bend to fit tightly around an object.

If you have any questions regarding Stainless Steel Banding, feel free to contact us at or call us Toll Free at 1-888-871-6573.

Advantages of Stainless Steel Cable Ties and Banding

One of the challenges electricians, industrial workers and maintenance staff in the commerical industry  face is the ability to mount signs onto  poles or other free-standing structures without first drilling holes through them. Though this method may efficiently mount the sign, there are many disadvantages. Electrical utility poles and parking area light poles generally have wires running through them, through which electricity is conducted. The Ontario Electrical Code stipulates that such non-electrical equipment is not to be interfered with.  Having the sharp edge of a screw coming in contact with electric wires could have very dangerous consequences.
Stainless steel cable ties and banding are able to securely fasten objects around square as well as round objects. Also, our stainless steel  mounting brackets are made with slots in them that the banding can be threaded through to safely secure the object See an example in the link below.

Temporary Signage
Our stainless steel cable ties and banding can also be used for temporary installations, for example mounting seasonal decorations and signs. Decorations can be strapped on with stainless steel cable ties and cut off when they are not needed anymore without any damages to the structure to which they are being strapped.
With the use of our stainless steel cable ties and banding, there is no need to deface exposed columns or beams within a structure. By wrapping the stainless steel banding around the object and fastening, there is no damage done to the building. There is also no need to drill holes or cause any fractures that may weaken the overall strength of the building or create permanent damage over time.
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Coated stainless steel banding and cable ties: If the banding or cable tie is made from stainless steel, what’s the purpose of the polymer coating?

A polymer coating is useful for three main reasons:
⦁    Provides extra corrosion protection for banding or cable tie
⦁    Guards against galvanic corrosion
⦁    Acts as a cushion layer between hard stainless steel and softer paint or cable jacket
Nickel (Ni) and chromium (Cr) are added to steel to make it stainless and help prevent corrosion. Molybdenum (Mo) is also an additive that is particularly used in type 316 stainless steel to improve corrosion resistance in salt water environments. banding blog photo


A polymer coating on stainless steel used in a salt water environment keeps water off the surface of the steel and so impedes corrosion, which lengthens the life of the band or tie.

Galvanic corrosion is an accelerated type of corrosion that occurs when two electrically dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of a conductive medium, for example salt water.
One way to prevent galvanic corrosion is to put a non-conductive (insulating) layer between the two metals to prevent direct contact. The polymer layer on coated stainless steel banding or coated stainless steel cable ties provides the insulating layer.

Stainless steel banding and cable ties are strong and hard. Some objects fastened by cable ties have softer surfaces than stainless steel, for example cable jackets or any painted object. In the presence of vibration or pitching & rolling there is a risk of deterioration of the softer surface due to abrasion.

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Coating on a stainless steel banding or cable tie ensures that a softer, cushion layer sits between the stainless steel and object being fastened. This will reduce abrasion and lengthen the life of the installation.


If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us at 1-888-871-6573 or email us at

Buying Stainless Steel Cable Ties: What’s on the label?

There are several different types of stainless steel cable ties that have a variety of uses and are tailored to particular environments. When shopping for the right stainless steel cable tie, it is important to know what to look for to suit your particular needs. The label details the information you need to choose the correct cable tie.  Here we explain some common terms, that are most often found on package labels.


The Quantity refers to the number of cable ties in each packet. Depending on your job, you can choose less or more to complete your task.


Type refers to the clasping mechanism:   e.g., rollerball ties use a small metal ball inside the clasp; ladder ties use a tooth and perforations in the tie; releasable ties use metal ears that can be opened and closed. The type of cable tie you choose should be the most efficient for the job at hand.

Length and Width

The length and width on the label are essential in choosing the right cable tie to fasten your object.   Length should include the circumference of the objects being fastened, the distance through the clasp, and a tail for gripping by tool or hand.  Choose a width for strength, surface pressure, or to fit an aperture.  Generally, a wider tie is stronger, and a narrow tie produces greater pressure.

Maximum Bundle Diameter

The Maximum Bundle Diameter refers to how wide of an object the cable tie can efficiently go around.  It is another way of describing the length of the cable tie.  This is important as there must be enough room left to tighten and properly secure the object.

Minimum Loop Tensile Strength

The Minimum Loop Tensile Strength refers to how much weight the clasped cable tie can hold. To avoid breaking or weakening of the cable tie, it is important to ensure that the tensile strength corresponds with the weight of the object the cable tie is being used to secure.

Stainless steel cable ties can efficiently fasten, secure and stabilize a variety of objects in harsh or demanding environments, regardless of weight, size or quantity.  However in order to successfully do so, the correct cable tie must be used, and understanding  the label is the best way to choose.

We invite you to contact us with any questions regarding your stainless steel cable tie requirements and what to look for on the label.