Agricultural Film Maker Pioneers Bale Wrap Made from Recycled Plastic

At the world’s largest agricultural trade fair Agritechnica, Trioworld has debuted a full line of silage bale wraps made using post-consumer recycled plastic.

The Sweden-based stretch film manufacturer first launched PCR bale wrap containing 25% recycled content in 2019. Since then, over 5 million bales worldwide have been successfully wrapped with their high-performance films containing recycled PCR plastic.

“We believe this is the bale wrap of the future,” said Anders Larsson, Trioworld’s Product Manager for Agricultural Films. “Performance is equal to our premium non-PCR products. The fact that 5 million bales have been successfully wrapped proves it really works.”

After years of R&D and field testing, Trioworld now offers PCR bale wrap options for all of its premium stretch films, including high-tech ultra-thin 21 and 19 micron products and net replacement films. The PCR plastic is produced from used bale wrap collected and recycled at Trioworld’s European plants.

This closed-loop recycling system significantly decreases the climate impact compared to using only new plastic. Trioworld estimates its PCR bale wraps can reduce a product’s carbon footprint by up to 43% depending on the film thickness and material reduction.

The company is aiming for 30% recycled content in all of its agricultural stretch films by 2025.

“We are very happy customers understand the value of making silage production more sustainable with PCR,” said Larsson. “We look forward to achieving our goal of 30% PCR across all products by 2025.”

Trioworld’s recycled bale wrap innovations are being showcased at Agritechnica 2023, held in Hanover, Germany from November 27 to December 2.

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