Twine is a strong string made of two or more small strands or yarns twisted together and can be used in a wide variety of projects. Normally twine is made from different materials such as cotton, hemp fibers, sisal and of course nylon and other synthetic materials. Probably you may get confused between a string and twine, because people usually in a general sense think of a string as a thin, flexible piece of rope which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects and Twine to be a strong thread or string composed of two or more smaller strands or yarns twisted together so it is a heavier weight than string. More generally, the term can be applied to any thin cord.
Natural Twine: Natural twine is made out of hemp, cotton, flax, silk or sisal. Usually these types of twine can see in coated and uncoated varieties and mostly the uncoated types give much more traction than the coated ones. It depends on the materials quality that has been used, natural twine is cheaper but little expensive than the synthetic variety. Natural twine is appreciated for 100% biodegradable and pollution free, high durability, anti abrasive properties.
Synthetic Twine : Synthetic twine is made from materials like acrylic, nylon and polypropylene. These types of twine are mostly found in the coated version that makes them sturdier because of their water-resistant ability. Fishing twine is an example of synthetic twine used in activities that require water immersion. Synthetic twine is an inexpensive. It is resistant to water, oil, rot, and abrasion. Synthetic twine is ideal for use as baler, binder, or lumber yard tying twine. It can be cut to length and used in the display or advertising, toy or sporting goods industries. Synthetic twine comes in a wide range of sizes and strengths which make it the most economical tying twine available. This twine mostly used in the fishing, construction and electrical industries.
Natural twine is commonly used in making rugs, sewing upholstery, and in jewelry-making but it is also good for weaving nets, packaging, craft, gardening, sewing twines and critical house hold applications. There are several types of twines made from natural fibers which can be used in specific applications. Like sisal twine used for certain industrial or government uses. Polished cotton twine is popular for wrapping, food services, meat packing, advertising, and assorted industrial uses. Cotton cable cord is popular in the fishing, toy, and construction trades, where it is used as a chalk or mason line these all comes under cotton twine.
Polypropylene twine is an all-around inexpensive tying twine. This twine is ideal for use as baler, binder, or lumber yard tying twine. Nylon twine is made from 100% nylon yarn. The twine resists oil, chemicals, and mildew. Popular uses include the fishing, construction and electrical industries. Cut lengths or knotted assemblies are used in the advertising trade along with the sporting goods and toy manufacturing industries.