You can purchase multiple layers of Net-Wrap silage wrap for your bales. The outer layers are UV stabilized, while the inner layers offer more puncture resistance. Silage wrap comes in different sizes and thicknesses, and you can choose between a 1 millimetre or 1.5-millimetre wrap. It is best to wrap your bales as soon as possible after baling, preventing fermentation. Read on to learn more. Below are some tips for selecting the best silage wrap for your needs.
The price of silage wrap is set to rise again due to shortages in raw materials. The shortages, which affect the production of silage wrap, include oxane, hexane and butane, which are by-products of the petrochemical industry. The recent pandemic, which grounded the aviation industry, also caused a shortage of these materials. In addition to these shortages, the cost of plastics is expected to rise even further in the coming year.
If you are interested in buying silage wrap, it is important to find one of the top quality brands. There are several advantages to buying a high-quality wrap – you won’t get good results if you buy a cheaply-made one. A good film offers excellent tear resistance and good adhesive properties. Regardless of how it’s used, make sure you choose one made of durable material.
There are several factors to consider when selecting a Net-Wrap silage wrap. It needs to be sturdy and tacky, and it must be able to stretch narrowly. In addition, it should be made by a single manufacturer and not by a few. The cost of a different brand can vary by two to three pounds, three to five euros, or six to ten pence per bale, but it is well worth it to choose a top-quality brand.
The first factor to consider when selecting a silage wrap is the amount of dry matter the product can maintain. High lactic acid levels will accelerate the fermentation process, so choosing a wrap with the right moisture content. The more moisture the grass has at baling, the better. The higher the moisture content, the longer the harvest window. In addition, the best silage wrap is resistant to ethylene gas and does not cause the silage to deteriorate over time.
Pre-stretch units are used on bale wrapping machines. They can accommodate bales of various sizes and shapes. They apply a positive stretch to Net-Wrap silage wrap, with little need for further stretching during application. The pre-stretch unit is designed to reduce the need for additional stretching during wrapping. It can be purchased as 250mm or 500mm widths and is rolled onto a core. This method is particularly useful when bales are not as uniform in size, but a small amount of overlap is required.
Making a stretch film for silage is complex and involves sophisticated ingredients and carefully blended raw polythene. The production process is highly precise and requires stringent quality control. The Clansmans Potters Bar factory in the UK produces up to 25 tons of stretch silage film each day. They routinely measure the thickness of the film and adjust the quality of the product to ensure it meets specifications. The result is a high-quality product that meets the needs of producers and customers alike.
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Using a line wrapper to pack silage bales will save you money on plastic and save you time. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Wisconsin found that bales wrapped with 6 to 8 mil plastic had internal temperatures less than 130 degrees F. However, if you wrap your silage bales at feed out or storage, moving them as quickly as possible is important. The UW report also found that using a line wrapper may improve the quality of the product.
A line wrapper can be used on many types of bales. These plastic wrappers can be used to layer or stretch plastic to fit any size, shape, or weight. Choose one that’s appropriate for your farm and the type of bales. These wrappers are effective even for very large bales and smaller ones. To learn more about the different types of line wrappers, read on! And don’t forget to read the label.