A bale wrap is a plastic-made farm used for wrapping bales in agricultural fields to become waterproof and hardy enough to dry in the sun. This technique is adopted mostly in Australia, where weather conditions are challenging. Australia experiences long stretches of summer and a lot of rainfall. The lack of bale materials to use on agricultural fields makes it imperative to use this technique.
In addition to protecting the bales from any adverse weather condition, the bale wrap also helps in reducing potential damage due to twine and other possible causes of moisture or slow rot. Twine is one such potential cause. Twines are often used to secure bales and bundles as well as other heavy items on agricultural fields. The twine entwined in the hay or vegetation of the bale may easily break or be damaged if the bale is subjected to the effects of twine. The bale wrap helps eliminate twine from the bales because it prevents it from seeping into the wrap or seed packets.
Stretch film is another potential concern. It is because it cannot be applied with twine and does not provide adequate UV protection. Stretch film is made of plastic attracted to heat, and it, therefore, forms a barrier against burning. Apart from preventing heat, stretch film has the additional benefit of providing sufficient UV protection. As a result, stretch film manufacturers are making efforts to improve the quality of stretch film to provide adequate UV protection.
One challenge faced by farmers in drying agricultural products such as bales and other foodstuff is their inability to apply the wrap without damaging the product. Students at PhD students can create bale twine designs using thermal tape and apply them to the bale wrap to overcome this. It is this thermal tape that imparts moisture to the baling twine and makes it more malleable. With the bale twine design application, the adhesive applied on the wrapping becomes stronger, and the wrap becomes movable.
For students who want to save money and reduce waste during the packaging process, per bale wrappers is highly recommended. Per bale wrappers are made of paper and food grade twine, which can be reused over again. The wrappers come in a variety of colours. In addition to being cheap, they are also more environmentally friendly as the paper used for the wrappers is recycled. In addition to being cheap, they are less harmful to the environment than most packaging methods.
Bales and other foodstuffs can be shipped all over the world. However, it is essential to maintain the freshness of the bales. Most of the food packaging companies ship bales using silage wrap and hot roll. Most companies that ship bales using ray wrapping also ship the foodstuffs using bale wrap stretch film. Even though bale wrapping is more expensive than other packaging methods, it has proved to be very useful in preserving foodstuffs for long periods.