Cable ties have a wide variety of uses in packaging. They are very strong and don’t weaken like tapes when exposed to the elements or subzero temperatures of air freight. They are commonly used to manage cables and prevent tangling, to secure heavy, long items such as planks of wood, or affix a product to a cardboard backing. Recently, their ability to prevent tampering and contamination has made them a popular means of securing containers of food and other sensitive materials.