A container of approximately 650 lbs. of staple fibers, wrapped and ready to be shipped to the yarn spinner or carpet mill with yarn-spinning capacity. BCF yarn An abbreviation for Bulked Continuous Filament yarn referring to synthetic fibers in a continuous form. BCF yarn can be used in cut or loop pile construction.
In the United States , this term refers to a cube of tobacco. Flue-cured tobacco bales weigh approximately 750 pounds each. There are two types of bales for U.S. burley tobacco: unitized bales, which weigh approximately 450 pounds, and farm bales, which weigh approximately 75 pounds. Tobacco is packaged in bales to facilitate storage and/or transport. Internationally, bales vary in size depending on the farming and sales systems.
A basic tradeable unit of lint (ginned cotton). Bale weights vary from country to country. (See under the relevant country for specific bale weights were applicable.) By convention, a 'statistical' bale weighs 480 lbs.