3. Official Tare Weights

Official Tare Weights for various combinations of approved bagging and ties given in one pound increments.

3.1 Tare Weights:The following table shows official tare weights for various combinations of approved wrapping materials:

OFFICIAL TARE WEIGHTS IN POUNDS FOR 2018-2019 MARKETING YEAR

 

Bale Ties4


Wrapping
Materials

PET plastic strap5

All 6-Wire

Controlled-Slip Steel Strapping
(6-Strap)

All 8-Wire

Controlled Slip Steel Strapping (8-Strap)

Fixed Seal Steel Strapping

(Woven) Polypropylene
[Approved or Experimental]6

Woven Polyethylene7

2

4

4

5

5

6

Polyethylene (PE) Film Bagging8

"Lightweight Woven Cotton Bagging"  [Experimental]9

3

4

5

5

6

7

Cotton Bagging10

4

6

6

7

7

8

Fully Restrained PET Bagging11      3  (does not utilitze traditional ties)

 

3.2. Bag and Tie Codes: The following table shows required bag and tie codes for all approved and experimental materials.

Type of Bagging Position
36
  Type of Strap\Tie Position
37
Cotton C   PET (Polyester) — 6-strap 1
Polyethylene (Film) P   Steel — 6-wire 2
(Woven) Polypropylene W   Controlled-Slip Steel — 6-strap 3
Light weight cotton L   Steel — 8-wire 4
      Controlled-Slip Steel — 8-strap 5
      Fixed Seal Steel — 8-strap 6
Fully Restrained PET Bag G   Fully Restrained PET Bag 9
Experimental X   Experimental 0 (zero)

Note to electronic warehouse receipt providers, software providers and others: EWR, Inc.’s Cotton Client Interface Manual contains two single character fields for bagging and tie codes. The manual identifies field ten as “Bagging Type” and the field occupies position 36 on the electronic warehouse receipt. The manual identifies field eleven as “Ties” and the field occupies position 37 on the electronic warehouse receipt. The The JCIBPC strongly encourages software vendors to accommodate fields for bagging and tie types in their software package updates. Gins are now required to include bag and tie codes when they send bale data to warehouses. Warehouses are required to include bag and tie codes on all warehouse receipts.

4 Wire or strapping includes all high tensile steel strapping, wire or PET plastic strapping and must meet all applicable requirements in Sections 1.1. Cold Rolled High Tensile Steel Strapping must also meet all requirements in Section 1.2.1. Wire ties must also meet all requirements in Section 1.2.2. PET plastic strapping can be identified by its translucent or opaque green color. Such approved PET plastic materials must also meet all requirements in Section 1.2.3.

5 Includes both approved PET plastic strap and PET plastic strap in compatibility test programs.

6 Woven polypropylene can be identified by its translucent white or translucent light gold color. This category includes all patterns of polypropylene including bag and sheet combinations and spiral sewn bags. Such approved material must meet all other requirements in Section 2.2.3.

7 Woven polyethylene can be identified by its translucent natural color. Such approved material must meet all other requirements in Section 2.2.4.

8 Linear low density or tri-extruded polyethylene film bags can be identified by their clear, light brown or yellow tint and the words "100% linear low density polyethylene" or "100% LLDPE" or "tri-extruded" printed on each bag. Such material must meet all other applicable requirements in Section 2.2.2.

9 Lightweight woven cotton bagging in an approved experimental test program.

10 Cotton bagging is any other knitted or woven cotton package material made from all cotton fibers. Cotton bagging must meet all other requirements for that type of bagging set forth in Section 2.2.1.

11 The tare weight for Fully Restrained PET Bagging was raised from 2 to 3 lb. in 2016. This was because the PET tape Denier increased from 3200 to 3600 and the construction was modified from 8 x 8 to 10 x 8 (PET tapes per square inch).