Tow plaiting

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CRETES offers complete transport systems for "tow" to and from a bale press. Tow is an untwisted bundle of continuous filaments.

The plaiting comprises the manipulation of the tow to carefully position it in a transport container before bringing it to the bale press. The final goal is to obtain a single string of tow upon opening the bale, without knots or bends. Out of a correctly plaited and pressed bale of 500kg it is possible to extract one single string of multiple miles / kilometers in length.

The transport of the prepared tow towards the bale press and the evacuation of the bale is also part of our portfolio. Please see the section "Feeding of bale presses for tow".