Baling wire for recycling

Baling Wire Direct provides the world’s best baling wire products for the recycling industry.

Baling wire for the recycling industry

Baling Wire Direct is more than just a supplier; we're a dedicated partner to the recycling industry. Our high-quality baling wire products play a crucial role in the recycling process. These wires help secure and organize recyclable materials like cardboard, paper, and plastic, facilitating efficient processing and transportation.

Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our manufacturing process. We avoid the use of harsh chemicals, opting instead to use a mechanical descaling process to prepare our wire for drawing. This process reduces the environmental impact of production.

We offer a variety of baling wire types capable of use in all recycling applications. These include galvanized wire, black annealed wire, and hi-tensile wire. Our product lines ensure that we can meet the specific requirements of each recycling operation, baler type, and price point.

But our commitment to the environment extends beyond the products we offer. We also advocate for the recycling of baling wire. By promoting the recycling of these materials, we're helping to preserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions.

We're not just providing a product. We're supporting the recycling industry's mission and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Recyclables market forecast

The recyclables market is projected to grow significantly due to increasing demand in sectors like packaging, automotive, and construction.

According to research by Spherical Insights, the global waste and recycling services market, worth $60.41 billion in 2022, is expected to reach $107.51 billion by 2032.

As recycling technology advances, key market players are adapting their strategies to capitalize on market opportunities and meet increased consumer demands for sustainable waste solutions.

Common baled recyclables

Recyclable materials that are commonly baled include:

  • Aluminum: this includes cans, foil, and other aluminum products. Baling aluminum can make it easier to transport and recycle.
  • Foam: styrofoam packaging is commonly baled to compress and bind it for transport.
  • Carton: carton products, typically made from paperboard, are perfect for baling since they are highly compressible.
  • Paper: all types of paper-based products can be baled. This includes books, magazines, newspapers, and corrugated cardboard.
  • Non-ferrous metals: these include metals like copper, lead, nickel, and many other precious metals. These metallic materials can be easily baled and are often sought after for recycling.
  • Plastics: all types of plastics, from #1-#7 plastic, can be baled. This covers everything from soda bottles to ABS.
  • Textiles: textile goods such as carpets or clothing can undergo baling to ease the recycling process.
  • E-waste: electronic waste, including cell phones, computers, and televisions, can be baled for easier transportation and recycling.

Tires: tires and similar rubber products can also be baled. However, these products require high-tensile wire and a stronger baler than other materials.

The lifecycle of a recycled product

The lifecycle of a recycled product, starting from its initial use, involves several stages:

  1. Use: the product is used by consumers for its intended purpose and disposed of.
  2. Collection and sorting: the product is collected and sorted. This involves separating and baling of different types of materials so they can be recycled.
  3. Recycling: the sorted materials are then recycled. This process breaks down the materials into their raw form so they can be used to produce new products.
  4. Reuse: the recycled materials are then used to produce new products, starting a new lifecycle.

What types of wire products are used in recycling?

Many different types of baling wire are used in the recyclables baling process. While the specific baling wire used will be a matter of preference, budget, type of material, and baler compatibility, some of the common products used to bale recyclables include:

  • Black annealed baling wire: this wire has a black appearance with a consistent oiled surface. It is commonly used in single-ram balers and is more ductile than other types of baling wire.
  • Galvanized baling wire: this type of wire undergoes a process of coating or bathing the wire in a pool of molten zinc known as galvanization. Galvanized wire is a good choice for bales that will be stored outdoors.
  • Single loop bale ties: these wire ties are typically used with both vertical and horizontal balers. Single loop bale ties are used to manually tie together bales of recyclables once they have been processed by the baler.
  • Double loop bale ties: these have a loop at either end and are often used in auto-tie balers.

Our recycling baling wire sizes

We offer wire suitable for baling recyclables in a wide variety of common sizes. Our products are compatible with a range of baling machinery, including vertical and horizontal balers.

Gauge is the standard way of sizing baling wire for recycling. Wire gauge is inversely related to diameter, meaning that a smaller wire diameter corresponds to a higher gauge wire.

  • Our hi-tensile galvanized baling wirecomes in 11 and 12 gauge.
  • Our regular galvanized baling wire comes in 11, 12, 13, and 14 gauge.
  • Our black annealed baling wire comes in 9, 10, 11, and 12 gauge.

Our single and double-loop bale ties come in 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 gauge (with half sizes available in select products)

Recycling baling wire categories

We make a wide range of plastic baling products. Order bulk quantities of box wire, stem wire, or bale ties. Click on any category to learn more.

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