Of the many materials from which tie downs can be made, synthetic web ratchet tie downs and carbon chain load binders are the most common materials. Web tie downs are available in nylon and polyester configurations of various widths and strengths. Similarly, carbon chain load binders are available in variable sizes to compensate for differing chain sizes and grades.
All synthetic web ratchet tie downs feature a heavy duty ratcheting device and heavy duty nylon or polyester webbing (click for comparison of nylon and polyester). Stren-Flex® manufactures synthetic web tie downs making it easy to chose variable individual leg lengths, web widths and end fittings. Tie downs are available with 1" to 4" webbing and multiple end fittings.
Load binders are designed for use primarily with chain; however, load binders may be used with cable, steel strap and fiber webbing. Load binders are available in two multi-functional types: