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Rapstrap is a system of securing and bundling together cables, ropes, plants, etc. It is a reusable plastic strap that is wrapped around the cables, plants, or supports and then cut to size, similarly to cable ties. However, unlike cable ties, the excess that is cut off can be used again.

Dragons' Den[edit]

The inventor of rapstrap, Andrew Harsley, appeared on the Dragons' Den TV show in 2008, and sold 50% of his company for £150,000.[1] He made a deal with two dragons, James Caan and Duncan Bannatyne. [2] After the Dragon's Den investment one of the world's leading plastics distributors, Hitachi-Maxell, secured a £36m contract for the rapstrap, making it the biggest success story of Dragons' Den.[3]


  1. ^ Hall, Jo (12 August 2008). "Andy leaves Dragons' Den with £150,000 - but it costs him half his business". Grantham Journal. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Dragons' Den Series 6". BBC. 11 August 2008. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  3. ^ Thomas, Liz (18 September 2008). "Inventor becomes Dragons' Den's biggest success story". Daily Mail. Retrieved 18 September 2008.

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