Cable Ties Carriers are used to connect cables and wires. They are also known as hose ties, wire ties, zip ties, and tie wrap. They have a pawl or head on one end and sharp teeth on the other. A lock that cannot be released is created by the teeth that are placed through the head. It offers the most efficient method of maintaining cables and wires in an ordered, damage-free state. Depending on the needs of the application, they are available in a variety of materials, temperature ranges, and colors.