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About The Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA)

Everyday around the globe, goods and materials are hoisted, lowered and carried by slings made from synthetic web. Synthetic web is also used for tie downs used to restrain cargo.

The Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) is the largest non-profit, technical organization dedicated to the safe operation of all synthetic web slings and tie downs. Comprised mostly of sling and tie down manufacturers, WSTDA membership also includes fiber suppliers, weavers, testing companies, government enforcement agencies and other interested parties from countries around the world. WSTDA is recognized internationally, with members from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

The WSTDA’s core mission is the development and promotion of voluntary Recommended Standard Specifications covering the most common synthetic web lifting and tie down products. The current Standards cover construction, selection, use and maintenance of Synthetic Webbing, Thread, Web Slings, Round Slings, Tie Downs and Chain Binders.

The WSTDA has been a trusted resource since formation as the Web Sling Association in 1973 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as a Standards Writing Organization.

If you manufacture or distribute synthetic web products to hoist, lower, carry or restrain cargo, membership in the Web Sling & Tie Down Association is vital to your business.

Our Mission

WSTDA's mission is to foster and further, in every lawful manner, the common interests of its members and industry. The WSTDA will:

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