From under the bonnet to scaffolding in construction, the cable tie plays an auxiliary role across industrial, commercial and residential applications. Economical and easy-to-use, this small but mighty accessory has proven immensely useful in fastening and organising jumbled wiring, by means of keeping things secured in the right places.
Originally designed for the aircraft industry in 1937, cable ties have found multiple uses in automotive, gardening to mining and construction. Today, their primary application is protecting electronic products from damage and short circuit. By eliminating the possibility of damaged insulation, they also help to prolong the life span of electronic products, in this case!
Due to its indispensable function as well as ease and contingence of use, the need for this unassuming accessory only continues to grow, fuelled by growth in electronics production and construction activities.
KEY DRIVERS OF CABLE TIE GROWTH
Easy-to-use and economical, it has found its use in multiple applications requiring fastening and securing
Good electrical insulating properties have made it the go-to choice in cable management and wire harnesses
Generating demand for automotive assembling by increasing vehicle production in developing economies
Nylon Market: Set for Rapid Growth
Since it has such a wide spectrum of uses, only a few choice materials offer fitting properties for this multi-purpose accessory, which has varied use cases that place specific demand on mechanical properties including heat, chemical resistance and electrical insulation.
Nylon and stainless steel in particular, have stood out, with the global nylon cable ties market expected to surpass $248.5 million by end 2026, thanks to UL-certified nylon cables playing a crucial role in the electronics market.
The more economical of the two, nylon is a synthetic polymer used to make various objects, from the sneakers we wear to fishing lines and cable twist ties. As a class of thermoplastics, nylon’s mix of crystalline and amorphous structures gives it both elastic/flexible qualities as well as rigidity and stiffness, which adds to its ability to withstand high loads.