What is Baling Wire Elongation?

Elongation is the measure of length that the baling wire can be stretched before failing/breaking. Elongation is measured as a percentage. The black annealed box wire has the highest elongation (25% Elongation), meaning it can stretch the most before breaking. Single loop bale ties and hi-tensile stem wire have similar elongation but single loop bale ties can stretch just a little more than the hi-tensile stem wire.