Cable ties are small plastic fasteners used for holding electrical wires and cables. A cable tie is also known as a hose tie, zip tie. Because of their low cost and ease of use, cable ties are ubiquitous, finding use in a wide range of other applications. Here you can find Nylon Cable Zip Ties of varying length. These reusable ties can be used over and over again because they are made from tough, flexible nylon. A ribbed inside surface makes them self-locking and secure, and just a quick pinch of the fingers releases the tie.