Zip ties, commonly known as tie wraps or even cable ties are used in day to day life to tie up objects together mostly to organize them. They are commonly used to group the cables and wires together in order to avoid any kind of disorganization. These are also used by kids in schools to organize their stationary and even in offices for certain uses. These are also used at railway stations as well as airports to organize luggage by tying them together and also to ensure security by tying the tie wrap over the bags to ensure no one would tamper with it. It basically makes it easier for the user to club his/her things together which makes it easier for his/her to segregate and carry out the work systematically.
It has a unique design which includes a strong and sturdy ribbon or tape which is in most cases made up of nylon. There is an integrated gear rack and a ratchet attached at one of the ends of the tape which is within a small open case. To tie a zip tie firmly and correctly, the pointed tip is to be inserted in the opening and pulled out past the ratchet. Once it has been tied tightly, it cannot be brought back to its loose state. For this reason it is said to give a tighter and more reliable grip on the objects it is fastened upon. In some of the areas it is also use as hand cuffs but good quality nylon should to be used to make such cable ties. Several options in zip ties are available today in the market. There are zip ties which are made with a higher grade of nylon which also consists of 2% of carbon black in order to provide sufficient protection from ultra violet rays.
Also Options in zip ties are available based on their sizes, lengths and colors. Depending upon the type of work they are being used for, all these attributes differ. Colored ones are mostly used for personal uses in schools and offices. In airports mostly transparent of white colored ones are used. These can be bought easily in the shops selling them or can also be ordered for online. Most of the sites take order for them for bulk supplies in which these are available at wholesale rates. The buyer can also specify the kind of cable tie required which can be chose from the catalogues of the companies selling them.