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What is PVC tarpaulin?

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Tarpaulin is a kind of strong, flexible, waterproof plastic material. It is made of PVC film and polyester basic fabrics. It is widely used for indoor & outdoor events, construction, heavy industries, equipment manufacturing, and logistics.

3 popular processing types of PVC tarpaulin

Depending on different processes, there are 3 most popular types of PVC tarpaulin as follows. Unisign – a China PVC tarpaulin supplier, offers these 3 most popular types of tarpaulins with excellent performance, a wide range of colors and customized colors are available.

PVC Coated Tarpaulin

Unisign PVC-coated tarpaulin is a kind of PVC vinyl-coated polyester fabric. It’s a waterproof material, widely used in roofing, construction sites, equipment, trucks, etc. Loops and flexible ropes are equipped to keep it in place.

PVC Knife Coated Tarpaulin

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Unisign PVC knife coated tarpaulin is made of liquid PVC on surfaces and polyester fabric in between, coated through knives to achieve a more stable adhesion effect. It has a strong tensile force. It is widely used in big format, awnings, cargo covering, pool covering, tents, inflatable products, the open-air freight yard, etc.

PVC Laminated Tarpaulin

Unisign PVC laminated tarpaulin consists of two sheets of polyvinyl films and a piece of scrim in between. That is the outer PVC layer + scrim + bottom PVC layer structure. The scrim in between can be made of polyester, cotton, nylon, fiberglass, or a mix. Hot or cold laminated processes are both available. It is widely used for awning, truck cover, tents, and many other applications.


Is PVC tarpaulin waterproof?

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The waterproof performance of PVC tarpaulin is more reliable than PP tarpaulin, PE tarpaulin, and canvas tarpaulin. Hence, it has become a more popular choice for outdoor coverings. It can effectively block the effects of rain on outdoor buildings & materials and is also widely used for truck transport, cargo cover, and other purposes.

What’s the applicable temperature range of PVC tarpaulin?

-20°c — 70°c applicable.

How long will the tarpaulin last?

With the original durable properties of raw material and the coated or laminated surface treatment processes, the PVC tarpaulin can be used outdoors for up to 3-5 years.

Is PVC tarpaulin sheet fireproof?

The answer to this question is yes. Unisign PVC tarpaulin is produced to be fire retardant. The flame retardant chemical substance is added to stop the fire from spreading. Its flame retardant performance is very suitable for fire-prone places, such as industrial production.

Is PVC tarpaulin UV protected?

It is coated with UV protection, so it doesn’t break down when exposed to the sun. UV-resistant is a popular property of materials for outdoor use.

How effective is wind protection of PVC tarpaulin?

The strength of the PVC coating layer prevents them from cracking, even when exposed to strong winds. Therefore, it is ideal for truck coverings.

Features of PVC tarpaulin

  • Lightweight.
  • Self-cleaning.
  • High intensity.
  • Dimensional stability.
  • Various colors options.
  • Powerful ink absorption.
  • Durable properties for longer use.
  • Flexible and tensile characteristics.
  • Wide applicable temperature: -20°c — 70°c.
  • Excellent weather-resistance: waterproof, wind resistance, chemical corrosion resistance, stripping resistance, flame retardant, anti-rot, anti-dust, anti-aging, anti-freeze, anti-UV, and anti-oxidation performances.

Applications of PVC tarpaulin

  • Sport, inflatable fabric, and package.
  • Truck cover, top roof, and side curtain.
  • Rain and sunshine shelter, or playground.
  • Outdoor event tent(Blockout), and awnings.
  • Construction structure, as well as medical healthcare treatment.
  • Army tent, carriage tent, and house building.
Truck Cover Application 600x600

How many varieties of PVC tarpaulin material there are?

There are different specific types of PVC tarpaulin depending on the place of application, so you can choose the most suitable type of material according to your specific needs.

  • Textilene
  • Color Mesh
  • Pool Tarpaulin
  • Bag Vinyl Tarps
  • PVC Strip Fence
  • Striped Tarpaulin
  • Inflatable Tarpaulin
  • Medical Vinyl Tarps
  • Air Duct Vinyl Tarps
  • Truck Cover Material
  • Tent & Membrane Material

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