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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Wrap 20% more bales with new silage rolls

Silotite has announced a major investment in its British production site to add new products to its professional range of bale wrapping films.

The investment includes a fully automated and patented sleeve packaging line, enabling the production of silage film with an additional 20% extra length on the roll.

The new product, Silotite 1800, will start to roll off its production line in spring 2021.

According to the company, it has designed the product with agricultural contractors in mind. It says Silotite 1800 is “perfect” for both round and square bales and is suitable for any crop type and bale wrapping machinery.

20% more bales per reel

According to the company, with its 1800m length, contractors get up to 20% more bales per reel, meaning less downtime to change reels.

“Along with the quality of film you can expect from Silotite, our new Silotite 1800 is a technically advanced stretch film that has an enhanced oxygen barrier and UV protection for bales, whatever the weather.”

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“The innovative sleeve packaging offers significant advantages for contractors and stockists. Being lighter than the standard cardboard box, there is a reduction of almost 20kg in packaging material used on every pallet.”

“Cardboard also takes up a lot of space on the pallet. By using sleeve packaging, we can add an extra 300m of film on each reel.

Along with time savings, the company added, Silotite 1800 means there is 20% less handling, transportation and storage space required.

“Its unique sleeve packaging means that there are no bulky boxes to handle. Recycling is easy, as the packaging is made from the same film as the bale wrap.”

“No separating of recycling materials is needed. Another advantage of the sleeve packaging is that the reel is more protected when it is stored on the baler.”

The water-resistant core also gives protection against humidity, whilst still being made of cardboard, it is also recyclable.

Silotite 1800 also works in combination with Baletite baler film, meaning even more versatility, it claimed.

Baletite baler film ensures round bales are compact and denser and provides an enhanced oxygen barrier that discourages mould growth. Also, the product benefits from the sleeve packaging, for ease of use when handling.

Film and film wrapping system

Baletite and Silotite 1800 combine to make up the film & film wrapping system that has been proven to provide an efficient and enhanced wrapping system, along with superior silage and easier feed out.

Baletite peels cleaning from the bale surface as no fodder can be enmeshed as it can with net wrap.

Whether feeding out manually or mechanically, Baletite, the firm added, makes the process easy and fast.

For over 35 years, farmers and silage contractors worldwide have used Silotite to wrap millions of silage and haylage bales every year.

You can read more on Silage Spoilage.

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