Baling twines, or baler twine is an extremely versatile twine normally used to wrap or bind yarn, hay or straw. The term “baler” comes from the Latin word “balneum”, which means “bale”. It is usually not used for constructing human or animal burrs but can be used for that purpose. They are primarily made from man-made fibres like nylon, polyester or polypropylene. Baling twines are also made from recycled plastic, but the most commonly found material is man-made.
Baling twine is normally made with a single strand of fibre or yarn and a cross-section. When using a bale as an object of storage, the cross-section is tied to secure the bale’s edges at their corners. It is important that they not be pulled apart while in storage. The bales can be wrapped or tied with other materials like string, sisal or even yarn to form beautiful bales of hay, straw or grass that can be stored and dry.
Baling twines are made from different types of fibres, but the most commonly used is polypropylene. Polypropylene is durable, tensile and strong yet has a low price. They are woven into tight fibres that are ideal for making bunches of bales. There are also bale makers that use a blend of polypropylene/olefin fibres to produce strong and lightweight balers.
Baling twines made of polypropylene can have an open weave, closed weave or a mix of both. Closed weave balers are more commonly used in baler machines as they can prevent unravelling. However, they are more expensive and may need special weaves. Open weave balers are less expensive, can easily be machine washed and are perfect for baler machines. For those that want to make small bunches of baler twine, polypropylene/olefin/no-synthetic yarns are great to use.
Polypropylene can be woven into a variety of textures depending on what the consumer wants. A popular type of texture for baler twine produced in the US is called spun wool or wool. These bales are very soft, durable and easy to work with. These are great for cleaning because the fibres do not get tangled in clothing like synthetic fabrics. Spun wool bales can also be used for making baby clothes, bedding and more.
Other companies have started using natural fibres for making baler twine. Some companies have started making baler twine out of natural silk fibres, which has a much finer and stronger texture than most other natural fibres. This makes it ideal for use in making baler machines. There are many other types of materials available, but none seem to be more popular than all-natural fibres. They are great for both business and personal applications and are generally easy to work with and affordable.