Cable ties have evolved through many uses with time
They were made for industries that had a lot of loose wires hanging around because of which a great amount of space used to be occupied by them. However, with more and more industries accepting them, cable wires got to be used by individuals also where some people using it as a form of art work. Thus, all weird types of uses have been derived from cable tie alone that one can think of.
Before buying cable tie, one should first focus on his or her need. Whether they are being bought for a manufacturing business, for tying up prisoners (Plasticuffs), garbage bags or computer accessories determine what type and sort of ties will be bought.
For example, self locking stainless steel ties are used in aircraft and vehicle engine, self adhesive tie mounts are used for sticking on clean surfaces, black cable ties are very often used for outdoor purposes, and some even use them in surgeries and so on. Tefzel cable ties are used in radiation emitting environment. On the other hand, tiny ties are used for computer equipments. Therefore, the quantity and type of cable tie need to be looked upon before buying them; it's all a matter of your use.
Some cable ties could even be patented which cannot be purchased from any other manufacturer than the one who produces it. For instance, even initially when a one piece cable tie was invented in 1968, it had been patented for quite some time.
Since, they are common in B2B businesses, cable ties are easily found available through the internet on websites, where they are sold in bulks and where from a wide array of tie choice could even get difficult given the variations of ties these days. Some are non corrosive, can stand extreme temperatures and some can be reused. Due to the uniqueness of design and feature of new varieties, some websites even offer free samples with the exception of shipment costs. They can be produced in different colours when asked for customization even. These are available in many forms such as standard cable ties, nylon cable tie, extra heavy duty cable tie, releasable cable ties etcetera.
Some websites even demonstrate how to use their cable tie for instance, in order to learn how to use wiring ducts; some people might need to see pictures as they are of unusual design.
When we talk about nylon cable glands, a new use can be devised or rather a new way of tying up bundles can be thought of. They are nut shaped round ties which are quite different from the orthodox style of ties.
Companies take less than a week to deliver cable ties, some even take a day, and some might take two to three days even. It all depends on your nearness to the company. Moreover, due to the availability of cable ties worldwide, they are now available at very cheap prices as opposed to the time when they used to be patented in 1968.