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Baling Wire Categories

Galvanized Single Loop Bale Ties

Double Loop Bale Ties

Black Annealed Box Wire

Black Annealed Stem Wire

Galvanized Hi-Tensile Stem Wire

About Baling Wire Direct

Baling Wire Direct is more than just an online store; it's your trusted partner for high-quality baling wire, serving industry-leading recyclers across the United States and Canada. Born from a simple sketch in 2015, we've grown into a nationwide provider, committed to delivering superior baling wire swiftly and at fair prices.

We proudly manufacture over 100 million pounds of wire right here in the USA, surpassing industry standards. Each batch of galvanized baling wire and annealed wire is rigorously tested for reliability and backed by our 100% guarantee, earning the trust of major brands like Coca-Cola, USPS, The Salvation Army, Target, and Apple.

We prioritize your experience. Our user-friendly website makes ordering a breeze, with most stock items ready to ship the same day or next. Tracking your orders is straightforward, and our team is readily available via phone, email, or live chat to answer any inquiries.

We're not just about selling wire; we're about providing baling solutions and empowering businesses. Our data-driven approach fuels our commitment to quality, communication, and respect, driving us to innovate and serve you better.

Choose Baling Wire Direct for your wire needs and experience the difference in quality, speed, and exceptional customer service.

Baling Wire Direct

We focus on the following above all else

High Quality

For our clients in the recycling industry and other sectors, there's no room for compromise. That poss why we go above and beyond to ensure our baler wire meets the highest standards of quality and performance. Baling Wire Direct controls every aspect of baling wire production and distribution, which allows us to provide the best products, with the best customer experience, at the best prices.

Robust strength

While some suppliers (especially those who don’t control the manufacturing process) may manipulate wire gauge and weight to cut corners or inflate shipping costs, we take a different approach. Our dedication to quality control is unwavering, and we meticulously test our wire to ensure it performs to the highest standards.

Timely delivery

Our quality control process begins with tensile testing samples from every carrier, pushing them to their breaking point. Any carriers with failed wires are immediately removed, ensuring only the strongest and most reliable carrier wire gets shipped.

Unparalleled service

But our commitment to quality doesn't end there. We carefully spool the wire through a coiling machine. Our galvanized baling wire comes by the stem (approx. 1300 lbs), with each one being carefully shrink-wrapped to ensure it arrives at your doorstep in pristine condition.

To make your experience even more seamless, our Autoship™ system keeps you informed every step of the way. You'll receive tracking information via your preferred contact method (email, text message). The entire process takes just 1-3 business days.

With our set-and-forget reordering and invoicing, you'll get exactly what you need, when you need it, without sacrificing USA quality or customer service.

Industries Baling Wire Direct serve

We provide quality wire products for any industry that needs them. Our customers mostly come from the following industries:

Recycling industry

Recycling facilities across the US rely on us for baling plastics, foam, paper, cardboard, and other recyclables

Waste management sector

Our baling wire is used in waste management to compact and bind waste materials, reducing their volume and making them easier to handle and transport

Vineyards and orchards

Our galvanized wire is ideal for vineyard trellis applications. Orchards use it as well for tree support and other purposes.

Our baler wire can be used to bale any type of materials, and works well in non-baling applications as well, such as construction, farm use, and more.

Do you sell cardboard baling wire?

Our black annealed wire is perfect for baling corrugated cardboard, as is our galvanized wire and our bale ties.

Here are the benefits of our baling wire products for the cardboard recycling industry:

  • Space Management

    Our wire is used to contain and compact cardboard, allowing for better management of space. This is particularly useful when cardboard needs to be stored or transported

  • Safety

    Our wire keeps the materials safe for reuse. While both baling and compacting reduce the volume of cardboard, only baling ensures the integrity of the materials for future use.

  • Cost-efficiency

    Baling Wire Direct's baling wire is cost-efficient, providing a high-quality product at a competitive price.

  • Versatility

    Our wire is versatile, compatible with many types of balers, and can be used for different sizes of cardboard.

Here are some of our baling wire products that our clients use to bale cardboard and other recyclable materials

Which finish is better: galvanized or annealed?

Galvanization and annealing each serve a distinct purpose:

  • The galvanization process coats wire with a protective zinc layer to withstand corrosion
  • The annealing process results in a soft wire for applications where ductility is paramount.

For outdoor applications, galvanized wire is best, as our Class 3 galvanization process lasts for 13 to 30 years on average. For indoor applications that demand a softer wire, black annealed is the preferred choice.

Class 1 vs Class 3 galvanization

We do Class 3 galvanization in an industry where many of our competitors settle for Class 1 galvanization. Here are the differences between Class 1 and Class 3 galvanization:

  • Class 1 galvanization: a basic zinc coating that uses only 0.28 ounces of zinc per square foot. While Class 1 galvanized wire is cheaper, it rusts within 2 – 11 years. In coastal areas, Class 1 coating fails even sooner due to saltwater corrosion. Class 3 galvanization: Baling Wire Direct exclusively uses a Class 3 zinc coating on all
  • Class 3 galvanization: Baling Wire Direct exclusively uses a Class 3 zinc coating on all galvanized wire products. With 0.80 ounces of zinc per square foot, this premium galvanization is nearly 3 times thicker than Class 1. The robust coating resists corrosion for a proven lifespan of 13-30 years. Class 3 stands up to the demands of heavy use, friction, moisture, and more. We stand behind our Class 3 wires with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

What is our galvanizing process?

Our hot-dip galvanized wire is corrosion-resistant and durable. The galvanization process applies a protective coating of zinc to the steel wire. Zinc forms a protective oxide layer that acts as an extremely durable shield when exposed to the atmosphere.

Here is how our Class 3 hot-dip galvanizing process works:

  • Surface preparation

    First, the wire is cleaned to remove any impurities from the surface of the metal. This is important for ensuring proper adhesion of the zinc coating.

  • Pickling

    The wire is then immersed in an acid solution to remove any remaining oxides and scale. This process prepares the surface for galvanizing by creating a clean substrate.

  • Fluxing

    The wire is then immersed in a flux solution (zinc ammonium chloride), which helps to prevent oxidation and promotes a uniform application of the zinc coating.

  • Galvanizing bath & Quenching

    Next, the wire is dipped into a bath of molten zinc at a temperature of around 450°C (850°F)

    The coated wire is then quenched in water or a quenching solution to cool it rapidly. This process solidifies the zinc coating and completes the galvanizing process.

  • Alloy formation

    While immersed in the molten zinc, a metallurgical reaction occurs between the iron in the wire and the zinc, resulting in the formation of a series of zinc-iron alloy layers. These provide excellent adhesion properties and corrosion resistance.

  • Withdrawal

    The wire is then slowly withdrawn from the zinc bath. The rate at which the withdrawal takes place is controlled to allow excess zinc to drain off and ensure the final product has an even coating.

Our Class 3 galvanizing process results in quality baling wire that is easy to use and durable.

After the wire is galvanized, we apply a coat of wax to the finished product. This creates a beautiful surface finish and also serves to further protect the wire. The surface finish ensures that the wire never leaves a mess and always feeds smoothly in automatic baling machines.

What is our annealing process?

Annealing is a heat treatment process that makes the wire more ductile. It involves heating the steel above its recrystallization temperature, maintaining that temperature, and then cooling it.

  • Recovery: Softens the wire through the removal of primarily linear defects called dislocations. Each strand, measuring exactly 0.135 inches, is heated with natural gas in a fluidized sand furnace.
  • Recrystallization: Deformed grains are replaced by a new set of defect-free grains that nucleate and grow until the original grains have been entirely consumed. This process occurs when the wire is heated above its recrystallization temperature (we heat our baling wire to 850 degrees Celsius).
  • Grain growth: the microstructure continues to coarsen to reduce the material's total energy.

The annealing process creates a uniform atomic structure, increases ductility, and reduces brittleness. The result: wire that is easy to use and durable.

After the wire is annealed, we apply a coat of wax to the finished auto tie wire. This creates a beautiful surface and also protects the wire. The surface finish ensures that the wire never leaves a mess and always feeds smoothly in automatic baling machines.

What baler types do your wire products work in?

Our wire products work in vertical balers and horizontal balers, two-ram balers and single ram balers. Whatever baling machine you use, and whatever your baling process, we have the wire you need for your application.

Here’s an overview of which baler types most commonly use our wire products:

  • Manual tie vertical (downstroke) baler and manual tie horizontal baler: these usually use our single loop bale ties and double loop bale ties, available in 9–14 gauge wires with black annealed, galvanized, or bright finish.
  • Single ram auto tie horizontal baler: our black annealed wire (box or stem) is the popular choice. Available in 9–12 gauge wires.
  • Two ram auto tie horizontal baler machine: our 11 gauge or 12 gauge hi-ten galvanized wire is usually used.

For other uses (non-baling applications), our galvanized stem wire is extremely versatile. It makes great farm wire (electric fences or anything else you need wire for on the farm), trellis wire for vineyards, hanging wire for suspended ceilings, and a lot of other uses.

How strong are your wire products?

Our high-tensile wire is the strongest of all our products, with a tensile strength of 145,000–175,000 psi (999.74–1206.58 MPa) and a load strength of 1256–1832 lbs. This wire is strong enough for the most demanding applications, such as high-pressure balers, high-tension electric fencing, and other extreme demands.

Our regular galvanized wire withstands 75,000–95,000 pounds per square inch and has a total load strength of 649—823 lbs.

Our black annealed wire has a tensile strength of 65,000–78,000 psi (448.21–537.79 MPa) and a load strength of 932–1118 lbs.

If you have any questions about wire needs, and which tensile strength is required for your specific application, feel free to reach out and talk to our experts. We’ll be happy to help you figure out which wire product is right for you.