For more than 35 years, Silotite has been used by farmers and contractors to wrap millions of silage and haylage bales every year – but now there's a new version on its way that promises a longer working day.

As part of its mission to continually improve, Silotite has announced a major investment in its UK production site which will enable the company to add new products to their 'Professional' range of bale wrapping films. The 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 the production line in spring, 2021.

Designed specifically with contractors in mind, Silotite 1800 is perfect for both round and square bales and can be used on any type of crop and bale wrapping machinery.

With its 1800m length, users get up to 20% more bales per reel, meaning less downtime to change reels. This is also a technically advanced stretchfilm that has an enhanced oxygen barrier and UV protection for bales.

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.

Along with time savings, the bigger roll means there is 20% less handling, transportation and storage space required. Its unique sleeve packaging means that there are no bulky boxes to handle, and recycling is easy, as the packaging is made from the same film as the bale wrap.

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 give protection against humidity, whilst still being made of cardboard, it is also recyclable.

Silotite 1800 also works in combination with Baletite baler film, leading to even more versatility, said the company. This film ensures round bales are compact and denser, and provides an enhanced oxygen barrier that discourages mould growth. Baletite also benefits from the sleeve packaging, for ease of use when handling.

Baletite peels cleaner from the bale surface as no fodder can be enmeshed as it can with net wrap, which makes it useful for recycling.