11 Gauge Galvanized Single Loop Bale Ties




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Product details

Wire gauge11 Gauge
Load strength848 – 1,074 lbs.
Tensile strength75,000 – 95,000 psi (517.11 - 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Actual Size (.117" - .119") | (2.9718 mm - 3.0226 mm)

Product specifications

Engineered for strength and flexibility, our 11 gauge single loop bale ties are 100% American-made and galvanized to resist the elements.

Wire gauge11 Gauge
Load strength848 – 1,074 lbs.
Tensile strength75,000 – 95,000 psi (517.11 - 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Standard Wire Gauge or SWG (.116" / 2.946 mm) | Actual Size (.117" - .119") / (2.9718 mm - 3.0226 mm)
Elongation12% Min
Carbon grade1018
Ties per bundle125, 250
Custom lengths8' - 23'
Quality controlExtensive testing

Bale tie use cases

A great choice for customers based in the recycling industry and beyond, single loop bale ties are commonly used to bale cardboard, fabric, paper, plastic, metal, and other materials.




Our quality commitment

Baling Wire Direct supplies superior quality products that undergo rigorous testing to meet the highest industry standards. We control 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.

While some suppliers 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.

We test our wire products extensively, 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.

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.

American-made tie wire

We produce high-quality baling wire and bale ties using premium steel from American family mills. Metallurgical traceability documentation guarantees the chemical composition of our materials to ensure optimal tensile strength and performance. 

Our team of 120 staff and 5 onsite engineers closely monitor the manufacturing process to maintain the highest quality standards.

First, the newly-formed carbon steel wire is descaled through mechanical reverse-bending. This gives a completely scale-free surface. Even better, mechanical descaling means we eliminate harsh, environmentally unsafe chemicals from the production process.

Next, the wire is drawn through a heavy-duty, bull-block continuous wire machine, and low-carbon (1018) grades are air-cooled to ensure consistent tensile strength. Then, it’s on to the galvanizing process.

Galvanization classes we offer

At Baling Wire Direct, we offer both Class 1 and Class 3 galvanization. The class refers to the thickness of the protective zinc coating. While Class 1 is somewhat more economical, Class 3 provides enhanced protection as it has a thicker, longer-lasting zinc coating:

  • Class 1 galvanization: our class 1 galvanized wire offers a basic zinc coating that uses 0.28 ounces of zinc per square foot. Class 1 galvanized wire is more cost-effective, but it will typically rust in anywhere from 2–11 years depending on the environment. In coastal areas, Class 1 coating fails even sooner due to saltwater corrosion. 
  • Class 3 galvanization: Baling Wire Direct also offers 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 is more resistant to corrosion, providing a lifespan of 13-30 years. Class 3 stands up to the demands of extensive use, heavy friction, and extreme environmental conditions.

The galvanization process

The galvanization process involves 7 steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Galvanizing bath: next, the wire is dipped into a bath of molten zinc at a temperature of around 450°C (850°F).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Quenching: 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.

After the wire is galvanized, we apply a wax coat 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.

Selecting your bale tie finish

Baling Wire Direct offers galvanized and bright wire ties. Both bind materials securely, but their respective finishes offer different benefits.

Galvanized bale ties are best suited for:

  • Baling corrosive materials
  • Storing bales outdoors

Bright finish wire ties are best suited for:

  • Binding material that may expand
  • Displaying bales in customer-facing environments
  • Storing bales indoors
  • Reducing expenses

Consider your specific use case, material being baled, storage conditions, and budgeting factors when determining which bale tie finish is best for you.

Other wire products we sell

Beyond annealed single loop bale ties, we sell a wide range of additional wire products including high-tensile wire, galvanized wire, and double loop bale ties.

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