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Hand Grade Strapping vs Machine Grade Polypropylene Strapping

When it comes to strapping, there are two main types: hand grade and machine grade. Both have their pros and cons, so which one is right for you? In this blog post, we'll discuss the differences between hand grade and...

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Polyester Strap Vs Polypropylene Strap

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
Polyester Strap Vs Polypropylene Strap

When it comes to strapping, there are a lot of different materials to choose from. Two of the most popular options are polyester strap vs polypropylene strap. Both have their pros and cons, so which one is right for you?...

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Tensile Strength vs. Break Strength: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to baling and strapping heavy loads, it's important to choose a material with the appropriate strength. But what exactly do "tensile strength" and "break strength" mean? And how do you know which one you need for your...

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Baler Straps For New Smaller Balers

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
Baler Straps For New Smaller Balers

There has been a recent trend in the baler industry towards smaller balers. These machines are designed for businesses that have a lower volume of waste to process. One challenge that comes along with this trend is finding the right...

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Baler History: The Importance of Wire Consistency

If you're in the business of purchasing or selling baling wire, it's important to know the history of your product. Baling wire has come a long way since its inception and has played an important role in the evolution of...

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Commingled Recycling: Cardboard, Shredded Paper, Aluminum, Scrap Metal, and Plastic

Recycling is one of the most effective ways to reduce environmental waste. Sorting your recycling correctly is just as crucial in order for it to be recycled properly. Unfortunately, with all the different types of recyclables out there, it can...

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Why Steel Strapping is Painted, Waxed, Rolled and De-Burred

Steel strapping is a necessary part of the baling wire and strapping industry. It is used to secure products together and must be strong enough to withstand significant pressure. That's why steel strapping is painted, waxed, rolled, and deburred before...

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Why Carbon Count in Steel Wire Matters

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
Why Carbon Count in Steel Wire Matters

In the steel industry, steel is most often categorized based on how much carbon it contains. When there’s an increased amount of carbon content, the steel becomes harder and stronger. However, there has to be a proper balance – the...

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What Happens to Old Baling Wire?

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
What Happens to Old Baling Wire?

It’s unlikely that you are aware that baling wire is an essential part of the recycling industry. Bale ties are used to tie down bales of recyclable material in a safe and neat manner. Without baling wire, the entire recycling...

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How to Measure Wire Gauge: The Ultimate Guide

January 1, 1970 | Vulcan, Inc.
How to Measure Wire Gauge: The Ultimate Guide

When it comes to wires, size matters.  The word “gauge” refers to the size of a wire, and how it is measured. For electrical wires, the gauge will determine the amount of current that can safely run through the wires....

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How Often Should You Service Your Baler?

How Often Should You Service Your Baler?

Many people, like recyclers, grocers, and distributors, rely on balers to keep things tidy and efficient. But balers often need servicing to keep them in top shape. Because baler maintenance...

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6 Benefits of Waste Balers for Retailers

6 Benefits of Waste Balers for Retailers

Keeping your retail space organized and clean is as important as ever. If you feel like your backroom is more of a cardboard jungle than a storage space or want...

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Your Big Guide to Recycling Baler Machines

Your Big Guide to Recycling Baler Machines

Let's talk about recycling balers, the unsung heroes of organized recycling! Whether you've got one or are considering it, these machines are key for efficient operations and keeping things eco-friendly.   ...

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How Big Box Stores Can Win with Baling

How Big Box Stores Can Win with Baling

Big box retailers move incredible amounts of merchandise, which translates to a mountain of cardboard and packaging waste. Baling offers a smart solution to transform that waste into manageable volumes,...

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How Can a Baler Benefit Your Warehouse?

How Can a Baler Benefit Your Warehouse?

The warehouse industry faces three challenges: efficiency, space, and sustainability. Attention to these three things keeps customers, workers, and shareholders happy. One piece of equipment that can help warehouses achieve...

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A Guide to a Sustainable Grocery Store Strategy

A Guide to a Sustainable Grocery Store Strategy

In the corridors of your nearby grocery store, every product and shelf share a story of its voyage, tracing from where it was farmed to where it's consumed and from...

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Trends in Recycling for 2024 & Vulcan Wire’s Role

Trends in Recycling for 2024 & Vulcan Wire’s Role

As we stand on the brink of 2024, the recycling industry continues to improve the world with technological advances, changing laws, and a global call for sustainable practices. Here's an...

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The Benefits of Using High-Quality Baling Wire

The Benefits of Using High-Quality Baling Wire

Vulcan Wire knows the importance of high-quality baling wire and how it can impact businesses and even the planet. Choosing the right wire can have a massive impact on safety,...

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A Guide to Galvanized Wire Manufacturing

A Guide to Galvanized Wire Manufacturing

When it comes to recycling, galvanized wire stands out as a material that is great. Let’s understand the multifaceted process of galvanized wire manufacturing and uncover why Vulcan Wire offers...

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Is Galvanized Wire The Same as Baling Wire?

Is Galvanized Wire The Same as Baling Wire?

Amassing and stacking cardboard is difficult and can be a danger to everyone involved if the equipment used is low quality and incorrect. If you're in the recycling game, you...

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