NET REPLACEMENT FILM
Using plastic film instead of net to hold a bale together is the latest significant
development in the production of baled silage. Silawrap NRF works on suitably
engineered combination baler/wrapper units like the Mc Hale Fusion 3 plus, Goweil, Pottinger,
Orkel, Flexus and Krone. Crop Packaging Systems have combined a mix of resins with
our manufacturing expertise to develop Silawrap NRF. Silawrap NRF has been used
in Ireland, the U.K., France, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden and New
Zealand. Whole crop barley, alfalfa, lucerne, maize and grass have all been baled
successfully with Silawrap NRF. More importantly for our climate a wide range of grass
has been baled, from leafy and wet to stemy and dry. Silawrap NRF is a different product
to Silawrap bale wrapping film. It is not as elastic as it is required to hold the bale
together. In fact Silawrap NRF holds bales tighter than net thus reducing air ingress
after the bale is released from the baler. This improves silage quality.
HOW IT WORKS
Silawrap NRF is stretched onto the bale. Its elasticity and strength properties hold the
bale together. This is vital to ensure correct wrapping. The film also helps to seal in
the goodness of the forage and keep out air. This leads to improved feed quality, better
storage and increased animal production.
Silawrap NRF adds extra film to the barrel of the bale. The Oxygen barrier is improved.
Silage stores better. This leads to better quality silage, improved animal production and
increased farm profits.
Mould reduces silage quality. Extra film on the barrel of the bale reduces vermin and
handler damage. As a result quality is improved. Milk, beef or lamb production increas-
es per bale leading to more profitable farming.
No need to separate net and film when opening bales. This reduces feeding time, makes
waste disposal easier and reduces costs.
BETTER SHAPED BALE:
Silawrap NRF compresses the bale tighter than net. This keeps the bale in better shape.
TIPS TO ENSURE BEST USE OF SILAWRAP NRF…
• Set the stretch ratio to Max 18% depending on wrapping conditions.
• Centre the roll accuratly when loading into the baler. This will insure even coverage on
the bale and will enable the film to wrap over the side of the bale.
• Do not try to use Silawrap NRF on an unmodified machine
• Setting the machine and stretch % properly will ensure the film goes over the side of
the bale by 3 to 4 cm.
• Silawrap NRF has left, right roll markings to show the opperator which way to load
the roll into the baler. Keep Silawrap NRF in it’s packaging to avoid roll damage until
time of use.
• Apply a minimum of 3.5 turns of Silawrap NRF to the bale. This ensures a minimum of
2 layers of NRF on all of the bale