Film & Film Wrapping

The recent launch of combi-balewrappers capable of applying film instead of netwrap has paved the way for the adoption of Film&Film (F&F) Wrapping.  The F&F Wrapping System is an innovative, dual film wrapping method comprising the combined use of SilotitePro next generation balewrap and Baletite mantel film.

In addition to creating more compact bales that can better withstand handling, the F&F Wrapping System also helps to reduce silage losses through an enhanced oxygen barrier that discourages mould growth.

Whereas netwrap will continue to elongate post baling, the stiffer configuration of Baletite maintains the pressure that has been applied within the baling chamber and this greater crop compaction enables more efficient forage storage.  Trials undertaken by ILVO (Instituut voor Landbouw – en Visserjonderzoek / Institute for Research in Agriculture and Fisheries) in Belgium found that F&F bales were on average 2cm smaller in circumference than traditional netwrapped bales in addition to being 10% denser.

The F&F Wrapping System can make the feed-out process easier too.  If using a bale handler and mixer wagon it is possible to feed out the contents of F&F bales with minimum human intervention.  The feeding process is also speeded up thanks to the easy removal of Baletite from the bale.  Once opened, whether by hand or by bale handler, Baletite peels cleanly from the bale as no fodder can become enmeshed in it as with netwrap.

Additionally, as both Baletite and SilotitePro are manufactured from the same base material, there is no need to separate them for recycling post use.  Once removed from the bale, both films can be folded up and placed in the same bin for recycling together.

 

 Technical Specifications SilotitePro 

Width (mm) Thickness (µm) Length (m) Reels per Pallet (#) Colour
750 20 2000 40 White, Green, Black

Technical Specifications Baletite 

Application Width (mm) Thickness µm Length (m) Reels per pallet (#) UV Protected
Maize/Sugar Beet/TMR 950 13 2400 20 NO
Maize/Sugar Beet/TMR  1280 13 2400 20 NO
Grass 1280 16 2000 20 NO
Grass 1380 16 2000 20 NO
BaletiteGO 
Haylage 1280 20 1650 20 YES
Haylage 1380 20 1650 20 NO

Each reel is individually labelled to ensure 100% traceability in the unlikely event of a problem.SilotitePro and Baletite are manufactured is ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 accredited manufacturing facilities.