Cable Ties & Accessories

Bundle, Secure, Position and Attach

Avery Dennison manufactures cable ties for a wide range of needs. Made from nylon, they range in sizes from 4 inches to 60 inches, with tensile strength ratings up to 250 pounds. Our ties can safely secure items in a variety of environments including high heat, harsh weather and high vibration. They meet many qualifications for military specifications and UL.

Assortment of Cable Ties

Cable ties are used in industries and applications such as electrical, electronics, CATV, HVAC, transportation, telecommunications, packaging, retail, beverage and automotive. Their uses range from bundling wire and cable, to packaging, security-tagging and mounting.

We're the innovators behind the Ladder Tie, Super Bar-Lok® and Secur-A-Tie® products, and have an established network of distributors to serve customers across the globe. Here's some cable tie basics and key performance criteria.

Polypropylene Resin

Used for applications requiring lower tensile strength. 

Nylon Resin

Our natural colored nylon resin is for indoor use and general applications. The temperature range for cable ties with this resin is -40° F (-40°C) to 185° F (85° C).

Our weather resistant (WR) resin is used for outdoor applications because it has greater resistance to ultraviolet light. These cables ties contain 2% carbon black and the temperature range is -40° F (-40° C) to 176° F (80° C).

Our heat stablized (HS) resin is used for higher temperature applications and the temperature range for these ties is -40° F (-40° C) to 221° F (105° C).

Our impact modified, heat stabilized (IMHS) resin is typically used for our automotive cable ties. These cable ties can withstand wide temperature fluctuations. The temperature range for these cable ties is -40° F (-40° C) to 239° F (115° C).


Our 4" and 8" cable ties, security ties as well as Secur-a-Tie® and Secure-a-Seal® are available in colors. Other colors are available by special request.

The Bag
  • Packaged at a specific moisture content
  • Bags should not be opened prior to actual application
  • Bags should be resealed between use
  • Once applied, moisture changes will not affect performance
The Bag Label 

Cable ties are packaged as “Standard” and “Bulk”

  • Standard—100 packs
  • Bulk—1,000 packs

Avery Dennison cable tie bags include this information:

  • Maximum bundle diameter 
  • Military specification number if applicable
  • Strap ID code: this would be either miniature, intermediate, standard, heavy-duty or extra heavy-duty
Basic Components of a Standard Avery Dennison Cable Tie
Components of a Standard Cable Tie
How a Cable Tie Works

When a user inserts the fastener tail into the head the cable tie forms a loop. The teeth of the cable tie should be to the inside of the head so that the strap enters the channel and the teeth slide against the pawl. The cable tie can be tightened by hand or with an installation tool. The installation tool can tighten and cut the portion of the strap not used in the loop.

Cable Tie Performance Criteria

Some key performance criteria for a cable tie is the minimum loop tensile strength, the material, and the bundle diameter.

The minimum loop tensile strength is expressed as the amount of force to cause the assembled tie to fail. These values are typically expressed in pounds, kilograms and/or Newtons. If your application needs to secure big or heavy loads a higher tensile strength would be required. Lower tensile strengths can accomodate medium to light loads. 

Many of our cable ties are manufactured from type 6/6 Nylon. This material is used because of its impact strength and resistance to abrasion and chemicals.

The maximum and minimum bundle diameter of a cable tie are the extremes in which the tie will function properly.