Baling twine is large-sized sisal or nylon twining material used widely in rural communities for household purposes to bind grass or hay together for storage. The indigenous name is derived from the method by which it is manufactured. It is most commonly referred to as a baling twine in Australia but is mainly used for baling logs, stalks, hay etc. The material has a hard, reddish-brown colour that changes as it ages.
In baling twine, the bales are first wetted down before being attached to the twine. Then a strong cloth or rope is tied around the base to keep it tightly in place. When the bale is dry, it can be easily pulled through narrow gaps like spaces in the ark or a wall to produce a tight, durable bale for hay or timber. As balers twine can be expensive, a single bale is sufficient to cover the entire hay or wood in storage.
In baling twine, it can be made to fit a particular requirement. For example, if it is required to hang two small square balers within an ark, it can be produced from three or more balers of different sizes. The weight of a baler is directly related to its diameter and length. If you want to purchase balers online, you will come across balers having different diameters and lengths. To have a balanced, safe bale, select a larger diameter than what you need.
Apart from producing square and circular bales, polypropylene twines are used for other purposes too. To manufacture large amounts of small polypropylene products like bags and polyester nets, it can be crafted into long threads of varying widths. It is also possible to tie long lines using polypropylene tape. These threads are used to manufacture large bunches of netting for security purposes. Longer polypropylene strips can be spun into yarn and used as fine yarn for making carpets, mats and rugs. It has also become possible to create soft, strong and flexible polypropylene fabrics like Teflon coated woven paddings and tubes.
With advances in technology, we can make smaller sized baling twine in Australia that have less tendency to break and tear while storing and shipping. However, despite the smaller size, they are still capable of producing large amounts of solid fibre. Moreover, polypropylene has the capability of creating a huge variety of colours and textures. This makes it easy for us to produce specialty fabrics such as mats, sails and carpeting using bales of polypropylene.
For all of our textile requirements at home and abroad, we prefer to use standard small square bale twines rather than round bale twines, which tend to produce lesser volume and strength. We purchase a small number of baling twine in Australia from overseas distributors in bulk quantities and then carefully package and send them to our Australian customers. We use these excess bales as material for manufacturing our custom designs.