12 Gauge Black Annealed Single Loop Bale Ties




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Product details

Wire gauge12 Gauge
Load strength649 – 823 lbs.
Tensile strength75,000 – 95,000 psi (517.11 - 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Actual Size (.102" - .104") / (2.5908 mm - 2.6416 mm)

Product specifications

Engineered for ductility and workability, our 12 gauge black annealed single loop bale ties are 100% American-made to ensure consistency and performance.

Wire gauge12 Gauge
Load strength649 – 823 lbs.
Tensile strength75,000 – 95,000 psi (517.11 - 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Standard Wire Gauge or SWG (.105" / 2.946 mm) | Actual Size (.102" - .104") / (2.5908 mm - 2.6416 mm)
Elongation12% Min
Carbon grade1018
Ties per bundle125, 250
Custom lengths8' - 23'
Quality controlExtensive testing
FinishBlack Annealed/Bright

Use cases

Perfect for customers based in the recycling industry, black annealed single loop bale ties are used to bale paper, plastic, cardboard, fabric, metal, and other materials.




Quality is our guarantee

Baling Wire Direct is one of the largest wire manufacturers in North America. We strive to provide our customers with high-quality wire products on a consistent basis to meet the needs of their operations. Our baler wire is created under the highest standards of quality and performance.

We carry out meticulous testing on all of our products to ensure they meet our strict quality assurance criteria. Any product that does not meet our requirements is removed from stock, ensuring only the strongest and most reliable baling wire reaches our customers.

We carefully monitor and control the production and distribution processes to guarantee our customers receive exceptional products, competitive prices, and unparalleled customer service.

Our Autoship™ system provides live shipment tracking updates via text message or email. Take advantage of the automated reordering feature to maintain a steady stock and enjoy quick delivery in as little as 1–3 business days!

American-made tie wire

Our manufacturing process starts with sourcing the raw materials: steel wire rods provided by a select group of American mills. Our mills provide complete metallurgical traceability specs and mill-test reports that guarantee the chemical composition necessary to yield the precise load and hi-tensile strength demanded of our wire products.

The materials then get passed on to our team of over 120 specially-trained staff members and 5 on-site engineers. To remove scaling and prepare the surface, the steel wire is fed through a mechanical descaling machine. This descaling process subjects the wire to repeated kinetic-stress cycles causing the scale to flake away, leaving behind a clean, smooth wire.

Mechanical descaling allows us to eliminate the use of harsh chemicals, reducing our environmental impact while creating a safer workplace for our employees.

The wire passes through a bull-block wire-drawing machine to undergo incremental diameter reductions. Our machine closely monitors temperature and internal grain structure to optimize consistency. 

Finally, the wire is rapidly air-cooled to produce a stable, uniform microstructure for optimal tensile strength. From there, the wire moves on to the annealing process.

About the annealing process

The annealing process creates a flexible, smooth wire by heating steel above its recrystallization temperature, maintaining that temperature, and then cooling it. This process creates a uniform atomic structure, increases ductility, and reduces brittleness.

Next, we apply a coat of wax to the finished product. This treatment provides a final layer of protection and produces smooth, ductile wire that feeds easily into many types of balers and doesn’t leave a mess.

Advantages of black annealed wire

Several advantages of black annealed wire include:

  1. High tensile strength: despite its softer state, black annealed wire still maintains a high tensile strength that allows it to withstand high pressure and secure tightly.
  2. Improved ductility and flexibility: the annealing process softens the wire, making it more pliable and easier to bend.
  3. Ease of use: black annealed wire is easier to cut, shape, and handle.
  4. Wide range of applications: black annealed wire can be used to bale a wide variety of recyclables, from aluminum cans to OCC to ABS plastics.

While black annealed wire is durable and corrosion-resistant, it is more prone to rust compared to galvanized wire. If wire strength and corrosion-resistance is a primary concern, consider our galvanized high-tensile wire.

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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