This question is on the minds of many in the con-crete block industry. The rising price of steel is making the option of using plastic strapping increasingly more attractive. But although the raw-material price of steel is currently rising, it has yet to be seen whether this will continue in the near future because the high demand from the Asiatic and East European region will continue to grow. In the last year alone, the price of steel strapping has increased by more than 30%. The following is an assessment of the comparative merits of using steel and plastic strapping.
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