14 Gauge Galvanized Single Loop Bale Ties




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Product details

Wire gauge14 Gauge
Load strength402 – 478 lbs.
Tensile strength80,000 – 95,000 psi (551.58 - 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Actual Size (.077" - .079") / (1.9558 mm - 2.0066 mm)

Product specifications

Get our 100% American-made 14 gauge single loop bale ties for baling recyclables

Wire gauge14 Gauge
Load strength402 - 708 lbs.
Tensile strength80,000 – 95,000 psi (551.58 - 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Standard Wire Gauge or SWG (.080" / 2.032 mm) | Actual Size (.077" - .079") / (1.9558 mm - 2.0066 mm)
Elongation12% Min
Carbon grade1018
Ties per bundle125, 250
Custom lengths8' - 23'
Quality controlExtensive testing

Use cases

In the recycling industry, our single loop bale ties are used to bale aluminum cans, carpet, copper, OCC, textiles, plastic film, tires, textiles, and more.




Commitment to quality

Baling Wire Direct supplies some of the highest quality products in North America. As a leader in the baling wire industry, we are committed to producing baling wire that not only meets but exceeds industry standards.

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.

We control and oversee every aspect of production and distribution in order to guarantee that our customers receive exceptional wire, at competitive prices, and enjoy outstanding customer support.

BWD’s AutoShip™ the system provides real-time order shipping status updates via SMS or email.for a seamless purchasing experience. Wire ships in as little as 1–3 business days delivery. The AutoShip™ system has a “ set and forget” automated reordering feature that allows you to maintain a consistent supply of the wire products you need.

100% USA-made

We manufacture high-quality bale ties and other baling wire products using premium US steel sourced from a select family of melting plants that produce 100% American-made steel billets. Each is delivered with metallurgical traceability specs certifying chemical composition to meet the end product’s load and tensile strength requirements. 

From there, our production staff of over 120 personnel, as well as five onsite engineers get to work.

First, newly formed carbon steel wire is descaled through a mechanical reverse-bending process. 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.

The hot-dip galvanization process

We galvanize our wire using a 7-stage hot-dip galvanization process:

  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.

Our galvanization process creates a corrosion-resistant zinc coating that fortifies baler wire to ensure longevity and performance. Finally, an additional microcrystalline wax sealant further protects our wire products, ensuring no messy residue and ease of use.

Galvanization classes 

During galvanization, the wire can be dipped in zinc multiple times to increase coating thickness and environmental durability. We offer both Class 1 and Class 3 galvanization. Here are the differences:

  • Class 1 galvanization: our class 1 galvanized wire offers a basic zinc coating that uses 0.28 ounces of zinc per square foot and is often used for farming applications. Class 1 galvanized wire is more cost-effective, and the corrosion resistance can be expected to last 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. It provides increased corrosion resistance and longevity, with a lifespan of 13-30 years. Class 3 stands up to the demands of extensive use, heavy friction, and extreme environmental conditions.

Choosing a bright or galvanized wire finish

Baling Wire Direct makes wire ties in two finishes: bright and galvanized. Both bind materials securely, but their protective finishes offer distinct benefits.

Galvanized bale ties are good for:

  • Binding corrosive materials
  • Storing bales that will be exposed to the elements

Bright finish wire ties are good for:

  • Binding materials that are prone to expansion
  • Displaying bales in consumer-facing environments
  • Indoor bale storage
  • Prioritizing cost-efficiency

Consider the specific needs of your operation, the material being baled, storage conditions, and cost sensitivity when choosing a bale tie finish to make the perfect selection.

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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