Australia's largest supplier of twine and yarn
With a history dating back to 1880, Tapex is an innovative company offering a diverse range of predominantly polymer-based extrusion products.
Tapex produces 700 different products, which are marketed through six business divisions: Agriculture, Horticulture, Industrial Packaging, Protective Products, Artificial Grass Yarn and Plasback; our environmental solutions.
Tapex partners global plastics companies to ensure it can offer customers the world's leading brands and products.
Latest Blog: Australian Year of the Farmer - Looking back on fodder farming Australians
2012 is the Australian Year of the Farmer. There is a lot of promotion around this significant year, celebrating the contribution of Australian Farmers to the Nation. It was said that in the early days of white settlement Australia ‘rode on the sheeps’ back’. However these days’ farmers contribute to food and fibre production through a diverse range of industries. Of particular interest to the Tapex community is Fodder Production.
Did you realise the fodder industry now contributes substantially to both the livestock and dairy industries in Australia and has a growing market for export to places such as Japan, the Middle East and Asia? I was interested to learn that this industry contributes in the vicinity of $2billion to the Australian economy in production alone, not including trading hay! Given the diverse nature of this industry I wanted to explore how it had progressed in Australia over the past 200 years.