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What’s the difference between PE tarpaulin and PVC tarpaulin?


What’s the difference between PE tarpaulin and PVC tarpaulin?

There are so many people who can not distinguish PE tarpaulin and PVC tarpaulin. But from the name called, we can make sure these are two different materials products. Now please let Claire explain it to you.

PE: chemical name for polyethylene, it is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material, PE tarpaulin production generally uses HDPE (high-density polyethylene), and the production process is: polyethylene yarn – weaving – double side film. The features of PE tarpaulin are high-temperature resistance, waterproof, strong, durable, stable, anti-UV, flame retardant, etc.

The advantage of PE tarpaulin is lightweight, cheap price, clean and pollution-free. The disadvantage is easy to wear, waterproof performance is bad, and generally used once can not guarantee waterproof performance. So PE tarpaulin is generally used in temporary cargo, rain, dust-proof, and not suitable for long-term use in the open air environment.

PVC: chemical name for Polyvinyl chloride. PVC tarpaulin base material is high strength polyester fabric and double coating of PVC films, with mixed mildew preventive, inhibitor, antistatic agent, and other chemical reagents.

The features of PVC tarpaulin are waterproof, mildew, cold resistance, aging resistance, anti-static performance, breaking strength, tearing elongation, tearing strength, and aging and waterproof effect all are much better than PE tarpaulin. So PVC tarpaulin is mainly used for long-time outdoor goods cover rain, truck transport, cargo cover goods etc.

Another advantage of PVC tarpaulin it’s appearance bright and colorful, it is good to see. Large width, the processing of finished products can reduce the seam quality, available heat sealing stitching, sewing pinhole free from water Leakage.

Any further questions, please let Claire know freely. Claire can be reached 7×24.

What’s the difference between PE tarpaulin and PVC tarpaulin?2022-08-31T09:07:07+00:00

PVC Coated Fabric material – Polyester Base Fabric


PVC Coated Fabric material – Polyester Base Fabric

First, you already know PVC Coated Fabric is a kind of composite plastic fabric. Polyester mesh fabrhttps://www.oktarp.com/pvc-coated-fabric-material-polyester-base-fabric/ic is used as the basic fabric, and the PVC films on both sides are glued and heated together at a high temperature. Right?

Then the polyester base fabric + PVC films = total weight, right?

And the polyester base fabric mainly determine the tensile strength of goods, then it is very very important for the base fabric’s specification.

The polyester base fabric is fabric, then it has mainly two specifications to define its quality. One is the weight per unit length, another one is yarn density.

1000Dx1000D, 500Dx500D means the weight per unit length.

D is the unit, which is also called Denier, which means the fabric weighs 9000m.

  • =g/Lx9000, g is the weight of yarn (g), and L is the length of yarn (m).

Through this, we will know 1000D weight is bigger than 500D, then 1000D has better tensile strength and quality.

20×20, 18×12, and 9×9 mean the density of the yarn.

Yarn density refers to the number of yarns that can be woven into a square inch of fabric. The higher the yarn density, the better tensile strength, then better quality, then it will have a higher price.

PVC Coated Fabric material – Polyester Base Fabric2022-08-31T08:46:22+00:00

How to Choose PVC tarpaulins?


How to Choose PVC tarpaulins?

In addition to selecting a suitable color and size, note whether the tarpaulin is graded light-duty, medium-duty, or heavy-duty. Technical specifications of the tarp may include:

  • Weight: Often noted in grams per square meter.
  • Thickness: Noted in millimeters.
  • Denier: A unit of weight for the yarn filament, equal to the weight in grams of 9000 meters of the yarn.
  • Weave count: How densely the polyester yarns are woven together per square inch.

Thickness, denier, and weave count are not so important when considered independently. The most important metric is weight since the combination of thickness, denier, and weave count will yield a certain weight. The heavier the tarpaulin, the more heavy-duty it is.

Important: Weight is a good metric of durability when choosing between different tarps of the same brand, but be careful when choosing between Brand A and Brand B. Don’t just look at weight and choose the cheapest brand. Some manufacturers use a high percentage of fillers to cut costs, and this will yield a poor-quality tarpaulin even though it may be heavy. This is why it’s important to go with a trusted manufacturer.

Note also whether the tarpaulin is UV resistant (UV stabilized), as most PVC tarpaulins are. If the tarpaulin is not UV resistant, it may degrade within a few months of continued exposure to sunlight. If the tarpaulin will be used at a construction site or close to a flame, you should also buy a flame retardant (FR) tarp. However, FR tarps are not fireproof. They will melt if continuously exposed to flame, but will not fuel the fire and facilitate combustion. FR tarps would stop burning after the source of the flame has been removed, whereas non-FR tarps could continue to burn after the flame has been removed.

How to Choose PVC tarpaulins?2022-08-31T08:25:14+00:00

What is PVC Coated Fabric?


What is PVC Coated fabric?

PVC Coated fabric consists of 100% polyester fabric as a base. It is then coated thoroughly with PVC films on both sides of the base fabric. This method of production allows the fabric to be strong and tensile, whilst maintaining the flexibility and lightness of the fabric. After the PVC coating is applied various surface treatments can also be applied to enhance various elements of the fabric.


  1. Eco-friendly, Heavy metal free, Phthalates Free, Compliance with REACH;
  2. Strong physical strength: Tensile, Tearing, Peeling;
  3. Various flammability standards are available for customers from different origins, e.g. B1/B2/NFPA701/M1/M2;
  4. Special treatment like Anti-cold, Anti-UV, Anti-salt-corrosion, and Anti-fungus provides outstanding weather resistance
  5. Self-cleaning, after Lacquering or PVDF;
  6. Water-proof, colorful, and easy welding, suitable for lots of fields.


They are widely applied to all kinds of products including waterproof tarpaulins, truck covers, tents, sunshades, side curtains, inflatable materials like naughty castles as well as boats, rafts etc, marquees, rolling doors, oil boom, water bag cloth, biogas bag, livestock and poultry clear manure belt and building protective tarpaulin etc.

What is PVC Coated Fabric?2022-08-31T02:33:24+00:00
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