Is Plastic Banding Or Steel Wire Best For Tying Bales?



This does depend on the size and type of balers you wish to use the ties on.

On small balers plastic banding is most common.

On mill size balers both plastic banding and steel wire are used.

On horizontal balers steel wire is most common.

Plastic banding can be considered the cleaner and safer option of the two materials. In the case of breaking bales in paper mills some recyclers prefer steel wire as it is more easily collected than plastic banding. On the basis of cost plastic banding is better value than steel wire. You can consult us for the best option for your baler as there are different strengths needed for different types of waste material.