Baling twines, or baler twine is fine-toothed sisal or synthetic textile-like thread used to tie a measured amount of fibrous or non-fibrous material together in a more stable and easily assembled form. The lines on baler twine can be fragile to quite thick – these are determined by the type of material being tied and the resulting final weight. Twine is used for a wide variety of tying applications, including securing the support beams of girders, holding up banners and other large materials, and adding padding on bedding, carpet, and furniture. To use this versatile and convenient material, you need to thread a baler twine through the fastener holes of any fastener that needs extra support.
Baling machines come in a wide variety of sizes. You must buy your baler twine the right size to ensure that it can successfully handle the application you intend to use it for. These products are commonly used in girders and other building constructions because they offer excellent tensile strength. Tension-loaded bales made from baler twine are used in applications where a secure and robust hold is required.
Baling is primarily used as a material for binding construction materials. However, it is used in home construction projects such as bedding, throws, cushion covers, curtains, window sills, flooring and many more. Baling can be used with various fabrics, including natural fibres, human-made fibres, polypropylene and other human-made fibres. The primary fibre varieties of baler twines are Australian hardwood, American hardwood and Australian softwood. Since bales are manufactured using natural fibres, the resulting material tends to be stronger and more durable than human-made fibres.
Baling sisal fibres are the most popular form of baler twine. They are woven using natural cotton, sisal fibres or a blend of both. The resulting product is flexible but firm. You can wrap the bales around items and securely bind them for temporary storage.
Baling may be further classified into two categories, either natural or synthetic. Natural bales have been processed using raw materials, such as pine bark and other materials. Synthetic bales are constructed with human-made materials. The synthetic is more durable than natural bales. Because synthetic materials tend to be lighter and stronger than raw materials, they are used in applications requiring a tight and secure hold.
When selecting your baler twine, it is essential to determine both the material and the tensile strength. A bale that is too weak will break easily; a bale that is too firm will chew up everything in sight before it falls. The thickness of the bale will also influence its strength. Thicker balers provide greater tensile strength.