Bound for Change: A Story of Collaboration and Sustainable Innovation in Baling Wire

12th April 2024


Imagine a world where everyday objects become champions for a greener future. This is the inspiring story of Sigma Polymers and D R Baling, two companies who dared to challenge the status quo and redefine what's possible.


A Vision for 100% Recycled Baling Wire

This case study is more than just a groundbreaking product – it's a testament to the power of collaboration and unwavering commitment to sustainability. It began with D R Baling, a manufacturer driven by environmental responsibility. They approached Sigma Polymers, a leader in innovation, with a seemingly modest goal: incorporate recycled content into their existing baling wire.

But John Mills, Sigma Polymers' Development Manager, saw a bolder vision. He recognised the potential for a revolutionary leap – a baling wire crafted entirely from recycled plastic. This wasn't about meeting a target; it was about pushing boundaries and creating a sustainable legacy.


From Landfill to Leader: Transforming Plastic Waste

With unwavering support from Skipton Business Finance, Sigma Polymers embarked on an accelerated development journey. They weren't just diverting plastic from landfills – they were transforming it into a powerful tool for the recycling industry. The result? A 100% recycled plastic baling wire boasting a carbon footprint dwarfed by its traditional steel counterpart.

This wasn't just a technological feat; it was a turning point. The collaboration between Sigma Polymers and D R Baling yielded a ripple effect of positive outcomes:

A Greener Footprint: The new wire dramatically reduces carbon emissions, leaving a lighter mark on our planet.

Environmental Champion: By giving plastic a second life and ensuring complete recyclability, this innovation is a game-changer for waste management.

Performance Champion: Customers at D R Baling reported even better performance, proving that sustainability doesn't have to come at the cost of functionality.

Speeding Up Change: Skipton Business Finance's funding fuelled a faster development process for Sigma, accelerating the path to a sustainable future.

This story is a testament to what's achievable when passionate companies join forces. John Mills, driven by the dream of a sustainable future for his children, sees this collaboration as a ground-breaking step forward.

Sigma Polymers_0.pngSigma Polymers and D R Baling are committed to pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation. This is a call to action – a reminder that even the smallest steps, like choosing recycled products, can create a ripple effect of positive change. Let's all be inspired by this collaboration and become champions for a greener tomorrow. We all have a role to play – together, we can make a difference.


Skipton Business Finance: Proud Partners in a Sustainable Journey

At Skipton Business Finance, we're honoured to have been a part of this incredible journey. We share Sigma Polymers' commitment to sustainability and look forward to continuing our partnership with them as they continue to develop innovative solutions for a greener tomorrow.