SILOSTOP Bale Wrap Film is a world first new generation bale wrap film using oxygen barrier technology.
It is a thin (25 micron) impermeable film that prevents the entry of oxygen into the silage bale.
It can be used in exactly the same way as conventional silage wrap, with the same level of stretch and the same basic handling and storage rules.
Dry matter analysis following storage using Silostop Bale Wrap Film has shown a reduction in DM losses of over 40 per cent per bale.
Combined with better palatability and animal intake, lower risk of disease caused by mould and yeast and lower labour costs, this translates to a significant saving for the producer.
Recent independent laboratory testing to international accredited standard ISO 15105-2/DIN 53380-3 by Innoform, Germany, has proven Silostop Bale Wrap Film to be almost 100 times more of a barrier to oxygen than leading conventional silage wrap brands.
It has an oxygen transfer rate (OTR) of just 20cm3/m2/24hrs, compared to nearly 2000cm3/m2/24hrs of conventional silage films.
The Innoform tests also replicated the “real life” scenario by stretching the films to 70 per cent, and Silostop Bale Wrap Film maintained its thickness and strength significantly better, and because it is more resistant to stretching it will better maintain its thickness on the bale.
Because the oxygen barrier in Silostop bale wrap film reduces the rate at which oxygen permeates through pre-stretched film it reduces aerobic spoilage during storage.
Benefits of Silostop Bale Wrap Film
• Reduces dry matter losses by more than 40% per bale during storage.
• Less risk of diseases from accidental ingestion of mouldy silage by animals.
• Yeast counts are reduced.
• Better palatability and animal intake.
• Less film per bale results in time saving and lower recycling costs.
• Designed to be used in all bale wrapping systems, with round and square bales.
• Almost 100 times more effective at stopping oxygen than conventional bale wrap films of the same thickness.
Lallemand is the Silostop distributor in Australia and it says the new bale wrap film can be used on all types of bale wrappers to wrap both round and square bales.
It is strong and durable and can be used to wrap any type of crop.
Lallemand says in four years of testing, Silostop bale wrap film has worked on every machine used to apply it, including round and square balers, in-line wrappers, combo bale wrappers, and machines with one, two or more dispensers.
For more details, contact Lallemand on 1300 247 448 or Debenham Australia on 1800 424 630.