What is a Cable Tie?

A cable tie, also known as a zip tie or tie wrap, is a type of fastener primarily used for holding items together. It typically consists of a flexible nylon tape with a row of teeth on one side and a ratchet in the head of the tie. To use a cable tie, you thread the free end of the tape through the ratchet mechanism and pull it tight around the objects you want to secure. The teeth on the tape engage with the ratchet, preventing the tie from loosening once tightened.

Cable ties are commonly used in various applications, such as organizing cables and wires, securing items during transportation, bundling together components in manufacturing, and even in law enforcement for temporary restraints. They are available in various lengths, widths, and strengths to suit different needs. Cable ties are valued for their simplicity, versatility, and cost-effectiveness.