How to Create Your Own Handy Unipak Baling Twine

Baling twines, also known as baling twine, sisal rope or reed twines, are a string-like textile material resembling a string made of woven cotton. They are commonly used in the production of handbags, bags, slings, stoves and tents. Baling twines are often coated with resin, epoxy, vinyl paint or any other acrylic finish. Baling twines can be used as a blasting agent in the manufacturing of paper, plastics and textiles. Their high breaking strengths allow them to be used as pin lock connectors in the manufacture of paper clips, ties and shoelaces.


As per Wikipedia, “In sewing and basket making, the baling twines are known as sisal cords. It has been used as a stretcher in the tangled pile or to tie up plant stalks in gardening. It has been a source of amusement by children and adults alike; it is easy to tie a string around a child’s wrist or a plant’s stem to get him to stop pulling at his clothes. To tie hay bales, attach a Unipak baling twine to the end of a rope so that the bale is tied securely. It is better to use long, heavy strands of twines than the lighter single-strand ones when stringing hay. To secure a rope, tie a baling twine on each side of the rope and then connect a loose end to one of the baling twine strands to make a loop.


The baling twine can be easily prepared by looping a string around both ends of the bale and securing it in place with the help of a rubber band. Alternatively, one can even loop the rope around a post, pillar or even a tree. Tie hay bales using the baling twine by wrapping it around the string in such a way that the Unipak baling twine becomes like a rope ladder and works perfectly well. If there are spaces between the baling twine strands, tie the rope using one more strand of baling twine and then tie it loosely at the spaces. This will secure the bale to the string.


One can even assemble the baling twine and other materials from scrap materials lying around the house for those who want to save money. These include old clothes, yarns, old ties and a pencil. Once these materials are ready, cut out small strips of white cord and use them to hold the strands of yarn together. Attach the pieces of string with the help of a rubber band and then tie them all together using some duct tape.


Once the entire assembly is done, the strands can be sewn together using more white cord strips. The size of the baling twine should correspond to the size of the homemade weave because a big baling twine for a small weave is not as effective as a smaller one for a hefty weave. If the number of strands is less than twenty, one can use half of the weight of the Unipak baling twine by making two thin strands and using these to tie the small tubes. Two strands of less than twenty would also work if made into a strip, to give them more tensile strength, wrap the small tube with more strips of white cord.