Twist tie

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Blue, yellow, and red twist ties. The blue one is twisted to demonstrate how they are used.

A twist tie is a metal wire that is encased in a thin strip of paper or plastic and is used to tie the openings of bags, such as garbage bags or bread bags.[1] It is also called garden twist wire.[citation needed] A twist tie is used by wrapping it around the item to be fastened, then twisting the ends together.[1] They are often included with boxes of plastic food bags or trash bags, and are commonly available individually in pre-cut lengths, on large spools, or in perforated sheets called gangs.

The outer covering can be in a variety of colors with or without printing.[1] Plain paper, metallic paper, plastic, poly, or custom coatings are popular for different applications.[1] The plastic, poly, or metallic paper twist ties withstand water better than the uncoated paper versions. Different sizes and strengths are used for different applications, from a small closure for a bag of bread to a large, heavy tie to hold unwieldy garden hoses in place. A twist tie with a broad paper covering may also be used for labeling.


  1. ^ a b c d "What are Twist Ties?". Andfel Corporation. Andfel Corporation. Retrieved 11 September 2019.