The type of baling wire and baler that a facility uses is largely dependent on the type of materials being recycled, the size of the bales being produced and the amount of bales produced per day. There are two types of baling wire used in the baling process:

Black Annealed Baling Wire

Black Annealed Baling Wire

Today’s single-ram balers are producing heavier and denser bales. This means that the quality of black annealed baling wire is more important than ever before. Accent Wire Tie’s black annealed baling wire is black in appearance with a consistent oiled surface to prevent rust and ensure smooth feeding through your baler.

Black Annealed Baling Wire Process

The annealing process occurs after wire is drawn from carbon steel rod to the desired diameter or gauge. The wire is heated in a furnace altering the microstructure of the wire, and then is slowly cooled. This process restores the ductility of the black annealed baling wire, providing for superior elongation, as well as changing its color from more of a rough grey or silver to the familiar black color.

Unlike galvanized baling wire, black annealed baling wire will rust if used and stored outdoors. Packing for the black annealed baling wire is on production stands for large throughput balers, and 50-pound and 100-pound box wire.

Galvanized Extra Hi-Tensile™ Baling Wire

Galvanized Baling Wire

Accent Wire Tie’s Galvanized Extra Hi-Tensile™ Stand Wire is the premier baling wire in the industry, for two-ram balers and automatic wire tying machines, like the Accent 470 Wire Tier. Manufactured for complete metallurgical traceability from the wire rod to the baling wire around your bales.

Galvanized Baling Wire Process

Galvanization is the process of coating or bathing drawn bright basic wire in a pool of molten zinc. This step occurs after the drawing process once the wire has been drawn to the desired diameter or gauge.

Our galvanized baling wire is shiny silver in appearance with a smooth finish treatment, very little oil or residue to prevent rust. The galvanization process allows the baling wire to be used in wet and humid conditions without compromising its structural integrity and quality. Galvanized baling wire has a higher tensile strength with less elongation than black annealed baling wire. Galvanized wire is the most durable and versatile, and is recommended when storing your baled material in a location that has exposure to outdoor elements.

Whether you’re baling waste and recycling products, non-ferrous metals, or pulp tying and unitizing, our Galvanized Extra Hi-Tensile™ baling wire is manufactured for the toughest baling applications. Available as galvanized stand wire (carrier wire).

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