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What is the difference between PVC tarpaulin and PE tarpaulin?

1. PVC tarpaulin:

Advantages: It has the properties of waterproof, mildew proof, cold resistance, aging resistance,
anti-static and so on. The waterproof performance is better than that of PE tarpaulin. The anti-
aging of PVC tarpaulin is much better than that of PP and PE tarpaulin, and the service life is
longer.
Disadvantages: The price is more expensive than PE tarpaulin. Wide range of uses, truck
waterproofing, oil field anti-seepage, factory raw materials sunscreen, breeding pools, etc.

2. PE tarpaulin:

Advantages: Lightweight, clean, pollution-free, anti-sun, anti-freeze, anti-aging, anti-corrosion,
easy to fold, durable; the price is cheaper than PVC tarpaulin.
Cons: Poor water resistance. Generally used for temporary cargo, rain and dust proof, not

suitable for long-term use in open air.

Tarpaulins are mainly used in storage, covering, transportation, outdoor activities, etc.
Tarpaulin can be divided into PE tarpaulin and PVC tarpaulin according to the
material.

Many people do not know the difference between PE tarpaulin and PVC plastic coated
tarpaulin. In a literal sense, PE and PVC are definitely different. At present, in our market,
there are quite a lot of types of tarpaulin products, and different thicknesses can also be
selected. Tarpaulin itself is a thicker cotton fabric or linen fabric. Although there are different
thicknesses, the craftsmanship is essentially the same. Next, let's briefly describe the
difference between PVC plastic coated tarpaulin and PE tarpaulin. Let's read the article
together.

PVC tarpaulin is a plastic-coated high-strength polyester tarpaulin. It is based on high-
strength polyester canvas, coated with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin and added with
various chemical additives such as accelerators, anti-mold agents, anti-aging agents, and
anti-static agents. transformed into. With waterproof, mildew-proof, cold-resistant, aging-
resistant, anti-static and other properties. Moreover, the breaking strength, tear elongation
and tearing strength of PVC tarpaulin are much better than those of traditional tarpaulins.

In terms of product appearance, PVC tarpaulins are colorful and pleasing to the eye. The
surface is specially treated for anti-slip effect. It is an international popular waterproof canvas,
and the width is extra large. When processing the finished product, it can reduce the seam
and improve the quality. And can produce products with different functions, different colors
and different thicknesses according to user needs.

PVC tarpaulin is coated with PVC resin slurry on both sides on the basis of polyester base
fabric, and it is formed in one time by dipping process. Therefore, the structure is relatively
stable, and the quality of the finished product is high. Wider uses, such as truck
waterproofing, oil field anti-seepage, sun protection of factory raw materials, breeding pools,
etc. At present, PVC tarpaulin has good waterproof and sunscreen effect and has a relatively
long service life.

PVC tarpaulin is divided into PVC coated tarpaulin and PVC laminated tarpaulin.
PVC plastic tarpaulins are usually packaged in rolls and are mainly used for truck covers,
tents, outdoor covers, inflatable products, etc.

Basic Information:

Item Laminated & Coated Vinyl PVC Tarpaulin
Base fabric 100% Polyester
Surface Treatment Acrylic / PVDF
Weight 300gsm ~ 1500gsm
Max Width 5m
Printing Printable, customized
Color Refer to RAL & PANTONE color chart
Package Craft paper; Hard Tube Packing
Features Waterproof, Fire Retardant, Anti UV, Heavy Metal Free, Anti Mildew, Flexible,

Heavy Duty, Tensile, Self Clean etc are available.
Application 1. Truck/Trailer/Pallet cover, Top roof and side curtain.

2. Outdoor event tent(blockout),Awnings.
3. Rain and sunshine shelter, playground.
4. Army tent, carriage tent and house building.
5. Membrane Construction Structure,
6. Healthcare Medical Treatment.
7. Sport, Inflatable Fabric, Package etc

PVC Tarpaulin Features:

Fireproof B1,B2,M1,M2,NFPA701 Optional
Eco-Friendly 3P, 6P, Reach, heavy metal free Optional
Weather Resistant -35℃ ~ +70℃
Common PVC tarpaulin model specifications
Type Description Base Fabric Weight(g/sqm) Width(m)
UKT1133/900 Knife coated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 30*30/sq.in 900 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2
UKT1133/1050 Knife coated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 30*30/sq.in 1050 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2
UKT133032/1100 Knife coated Tarpaulin 1300*1300D, 30*32/sq.in 1100 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2
UKT153032/1200 Knife coated Tarpaulin 1500*1500D, 30*32/sq.in 1200 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2
UCT1122/610 Coated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 20*20/sq.in 610 (18oz) 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2/5

UCT1122/650 Coated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 20*20/sq.in 650 (19oz) 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2/5
UCT1122/750 Coated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 20*20/sq.in 750 (22oz) 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2
UCT2826/1050 Coated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 28*26/sq.in 1050 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2
ULT551817/450 Laminated Tarpaulin 500*500D, 18*17/sq.in 450 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2/5
ULT35/500 Laminated Tarpaulin 300*500D, 18*12/sq.in 500 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2/5
ULT8484/550 Laminated Tarpaulin 840*840D, 9*9/sq.in 550 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2/5
ULT1199/600 Laminated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 9*9/sq.in 600 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2/5
ULT1618/680 Laminated Tarpaulin 1000*1000D, 18*16/sq.in 680 1.6/2.5/2.8/3/3.2/5
The Applications of Waterproof PVC Tarpaulin :
1. Truck cover, Top roof and side curtain.
2. Our door event tent(blockout),Awnings.
3. Rain and sunshine shelter, playground.
4. Army tent, carriage tent and house building.
5.  Construction structure,Medical Treatment.
6. Sport, Inflatable Fabric, Package.
PE tarpaulin is generally made of HDPE (high density polyethylene) material, which has high
temperature, hardness, mechanical strength and good chemical resistance. The surface of
the PE tarpaulin is coated with LDPE/PE film PE woven polypropylene woven cloth. The
production process is: rounding – weaving – double-sided film.

PE tarpaulin is generally used as plastic cloth, which is a thermoplastic resin obtained by
polymerization of ethylene. It has a wide range of uses, covering forage grass, construction
sites, chemicals, grain rain protection, etc. The disadvantage is that the waterproof
performance and light fastness are not as good as PVC tarpaulin. PE tarpaulin is generally
disposable, and its quality will deteriorate after one use. Its weather resistance is also not
good, the wind and the sun will cause aging, and the sun will sometimes cause the tarpaulin
to change color. The advantages are light weight, clean and pollution-free. Generally used for
temporary cargo, rain and dust proof, not suitable for long-term use in open air.
Commonly used PE tarpaulin model specifications
DENIER MESH SQ.INCH WEIGHT
650-700D 6 X 6 50~60GSM
700~750D 7 X 6 60~70GSM
700~750D 7 X 7 80-85GSM
800~850D 8 X 8 85-90GSM

850~900D 10 X 8 95-100GSM
950~1000D 10 X 10 110~140GSM
1000D 12 X 12 140~150GSM
1000D 14 X 14 160~200GSM
1100D 14 X 16 200~220GSM
1100~1200D 16 X 16 220~240GSM
1200~1500D 16 X 18 240~260GSM
PVC coating: Features: It can be thick and relatively cheap. It is commonly used in
conjunction with the calendering process and is used for raincoats, bags, etc. The feel of
PVC is rough, and there is a kind of PVC calendered, which is a little harder.

PE coating: Polyethylene (PE) is non-toxic, low cost and low consumption.
In general, PE tarpaulin, like PVC tarpaulin, also has the characteristics of anti-sun, anti-
freeze, anti-aging, anti-corrosion, light weight, easy to fold and durable. And the price is
cheaper than PVC tarpaulin. But PE tarpaulin is not as durable as PVC, and the waterproof
layer is also different.

PVC tarpaulin uses PVC film. PE film for PE tarpaulin. Both are plastic. PE is relatively soft in
winter, and PVC is hard, but PE is easy to wear and tear, and PVC is more wear-resistant.
PVC tarpaulin is based on high-strength polyester canvas, coated with polyvinyl chloride
(PVC) paste resin and various chemical additives such as accelerators, mildew inhibitors,
anti-aging agents, and anti-static agents. Plasticized at high temperature. It has the
properties of waterproof, mildew resistance, cold resistance, aging resistance, anti-static, etc.
It also has the characteristics of light material, high tensile strength, acid and alkali
resistance, high temperature resistance, easy to wash and fold. The breaking strength, tear
elongation and tearing strength of PVC tarpaulin are much better than those of traditional
tarpaulin.

The PVC tarpaulin should avoid collision with sharp metal openings during use. If the product
is damaged during use, it can be repaired with glue. The appearance of the product is
colorful and pleasing to the eye. The surface is specially treated for anti-slip effect. It is an
international popular waterproof cloth, and the width is extra large, reaching 2 meters wide.
When processing the finished product, it can reduce the seam and improve the quality. It can
be spliced by heat sealing to avoid the worry of water leakage from the sewing pinhole.

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