Tama has been producing baler twine for over 90 years and whereas making such a primary product won’t, at first appearances, appear probably the most dynamic enterprise, the corporate has just lately taken a big step ahead in recycling farm plastics.
In launching the product Tama notes that when farm plastics are recycled, they’re usually into end-of-life merchandise, akin to fence posts, which can’t be additional processed.
This isn’t the case with the brand new twine.
In what’s claimed as a singular improvement, the Tama Group has shaped a partnership with Netherlands-based firm Healix.
Used twine and netwrap are regenerated again into high-grade polypropylene and polyethylene polymers which may then be re-used within the manufacture of latest merchandise.
Taking previous and used twine and re-generating it straight again to new is a big step ahead and goes someway to answering the query as to what truly occurs to waste farm plastic.
Nevertheless, the brand new twine, often known as TamaCycle Twine, doesn’t consist purely of recycled polymers, the corporate saying solely that it’s used within the manufacturing of the brand new product, thus decreasing the necessity for virgin materials.
Tama subject assessments
The brand new twine has undergone intensive subject trials in virtually all main baling areas worldwide.
These in-field trials have, the corporate claims, proved its suitability for baling in all situations and environments.
Testing the brand new product on the farm has confirmed the corporate’s laboratory-based expectations in that the baler twine matches the excessive energy and knotting efficiency of Tama’s current merchandise.
Tama famous that utilizing regenerated polymers in its twine creates a brand new market phase, bringing with it a brand new and distinctive color for the fabric, clearly figuring out it and exhibiting it to incorporate recycled plastics.
Whereas recycling farm plastics has, up till now, been an train in cleansing them down and remoulding them into a brand new type, this improvement seems to take the idea to the subsequent stage by truly breaking down and regenerating the feed inventory to create a uncooked materials for integration into current twines.