Shear Edge is proud to launch our latest collaboration with Styx Solutions - an innovative Kiwi company creating a sustainable solution for the future of fencing.
We have always had a vision of returning to our roots where all Shear Edge Products begin - on farm. The partnership with Styx Solutions makes this a reality. Launching the Styx Batten SE provides value for both our Shear Edge growers and farmers around the world.
Who better to champion the resurgence of natural fibres than the farmers themselves?
“Dealing with Styx has always been easy, and they do everything they say they do! I slide them through the fence, clip them on, walk away. They stand behind their product, and after using them for the last 5 years, I stand behind them as-well."
The Styx Easy Batten System is ideal for new fences and a quick and easy way to replace old and damaged battens. The Easy Batten installation touts extreme ease, weaving effortlessly between fence wires and attaching in seconds. Inbuilt clips completely eliminate the need for staples and replace the labour intensive and unsustainable use of treated wooden battens.
The high-quality, UV resistant material is designed specifically for use on farm. Easy Battens flex and bend, absorbing animal impact creating a stronger, more durable solution. Because of their plastic construction, these 100% recyclable battens also act a giant insulator, allowing any wire - or all wires - to be hot.
As long term Styx customer Jason explains, the decision to convert his sheep and beef farm in Waikari to Styx Easy Battens was a no brainer - So easy to install that he had his 7 & 9 year old boys out on the farm helping put them on:
After a few months of product development, Styx Solutions are launching their first wool reinforced battens. Made with Shear Edge Universal - a custom mix of Strong Wool Fibres and Polypropylene - the new Styx Batten SE is enhanced with what we call, the wool effect.
The highly engineered matrix of wool fibres embedded in the product provides added strength and durability. Increased impact, tear, and tensile strength, ensure that the products can stand the test of time and the rugged farm environment.
The wool fibre matrix also improves the sustainability profile of the Styx Batten, replacing virgin plastic with natural, renewable, strong wool fibres. And, unlike treated wooden battens, the Batten SE remains 100% recyclable and will not rot, splinter or leach like treated timber products.
Ensuring we produce sustainable products that are built to last is a core value we share with both Styx Solutions, and our wool growers. All the wool used in this collaboration with Styx solutions is sourced from Pāmu farms, where natural reflects the fundamentals of how they operate.
They are transforming the way food and fibre are produced, naturally, with passion, curiosity, and innovative fresh thinking. Pāmu wool comes with a world leading ZQ certification meaning it is sustainably, and ethically produced.