Trellis Ties

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Exbanor Prothec Ties

A range of ties for short (8-10 months), medium (18-24 months) and long term (36+ months) duration, with degradable and bio-degradable (bio-compostable) options available. Plus Prothec also offer two premanent stretchable tie options for vine and tree training.

Prothec System ties, biodegradable or bio-compostable ties, designed for tying and trellising vines, can also be used for trellising other types of plants: apple trees, pear trees, tomatoes, raspberries, redcurrants, kiwi fruit, lemon trees, etc.

For over 30 years Prothec System has established its reputation as the technological leader in the manufacture of biodegradable ties.

The essential product for vineyards and orchards concerned with making pruning and harvesting easier, while reducing costs:

  • Biodegradable or bio-compostable ties: a range of durable options between 8 -24 months.

  • Reliable: different strengths designed precisely for different uses.

  • Protects the plant: the width of the tie and expandable embossed finish are designed to secure the plants without girdling them.

  • Practical and time saving: thanks to the Prothec System pliers, which tie and cut at the same time, saves time and ensures consistent tying quality and can be used in all weather conditions. The 350 metre length spools are large enough to enable you to work long periods of time without having to constantly replace the spools.
    Watch demonstration video on right hand side of this page.

  • Comfortable: The Prothec System ties have a soft surface which protects the plants and the user's hands.

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The bio-compostable range conforms to the European Standard EN13432 for breaking down without impacting the environment.

Degradable and Bio-degradable ties

Duration    Degradable     Bio-degradable        Recommended Uses
(months)                         (Bio-compostable)

8-10        2 wires -              2 wires –             Annual pruning of young vines
                                                                      Climbing or fragile plants

               3 wires -              3 wires -              Vines over 3 years
                                                                      All types of vine pruning systems
                                                                      Trellising of fruit trees and climbers

18-24      2 wires -             2 wires -                Vines over 3 years
                                                                       Early stage training
                                                                       Rough weather conditions

Non Degradable ties

36+        3 galvanised wires -                          Permanent tie for mature vines
                                                                        Irrigation tubes
                                                                        Permanent tie for fruit trees

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Permanent Stretchable Ties – Prothec CEP – Manual application

Stretchable tie made of polyethylene treated with a stabiliser designed especially for vine and tree training. Ties are flat to prevent girdling, have a notched surface to enhance gripping of knots and are UV resistant.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prothec CEP Stretchable Ties (Manual fitting) available in two options:

Prothec CEP 100

 - Duration: +60 months               - For vines or trees over five years
 - Width: 8 mm                             - Or exposed to rough weather.
 - Length: 100 m spool
 - Stretchability : 400%

Prothec CEP 200

 - Duration: +60 months               - Young plant training
 - Width: 8 mm                             - Tying vine stock
 - Length: 100 m spool                 - Young cordon training
​ - Stretchability : 400%                 - Young shrub and fruit tree training

Stretchable ties are made of polyethylene treated with a stabiliser designed especially for vine and tree training.

 - Ties are flat to prevent girdling,
 - Have a notched surface to enhance gripping of knots
 - UV resistant.