What is a PVC Tarpaulin? It is a kind of plastic garment or cover that is used in construction for covering objects that are too large to make into a tent. It is not as thick as aluminum foil but it is sturdier. The thickness of the fabric is also dependent upon what type of object it is used for protecting and securing.
PVC tarpaulins are made of high quality polyester fabric that comes in various colors, weights and threading options. It has been known to be quite durable even in extreme conditions as it has excellent tensile strength. It can be used for covering boats, trailers, tents, motor homes, RVs, campers, travel trailers and mobile homes. It can also be used for securing different items that are too heavy to be carried on top of the average person’s vehicle, such as furniture, household furnishings, and other items that are too large to be covered by a regular tent.
There are different thicknesses of pvc tarpaulin. The lowest and lightest is called ‘white’ and it comes in a very thin film of plastic sheeting. It is the thinnest and also the weakest, making it more appropriate for covering objects that are light in weight or that need to be protected from the elements at a low-cost. However, it cannot be used in areas where there is heavy rain because the plastic would be ruined.
The next and highest level of thickness is called ‘black’ and consists of a thick sheet of pvc tarpaulin that has an extremely tough woven mesh face. These tarps are highly effective in preventing water from reaching the tent at the seams. However, it is not thick enough to prevent blowing away while being stored. The mesh on the face of the tarp allows for ventilation but also keeps prying eyes from seeing through the fabric. Most polyvinyl tarps that are in this higher level have various colors of thread in them. Some of them have green threads, blue threads, pink threads and red threads.
There are two types of pvc tarpaulin, one is laminated and the other is polyvinyl laminated. A laminated product is made by passing a layer of polymer over a number of sheets of fabric before they are joined together. The resulting tarp has a thicker fabric layer with numerous hooks and eyelets to enable it to be hung or wrapped.
Polyvinyl chloride is a very strong synthetic fiber and is also a superior thermal conductor. It has excellent tensile strength and excels at providing additional strength to lightweight poles and structures. It also has excellent thermal conductivity and flame retardant properties. These properties make it ideal for use in building structures and for covering roofs and floors. It is also used to strengthen ropes, ladders and cages on airplanes and boats.
To keep the material from becoming too brittle, manufacturers add aluminum powder to their pvc tarpaulin fabric. This helps increase both the toughness and tensile strength. However, the powder must be mixed separately from the main ingredient of the fabric in order to avoid harmful reactions. The anti-aging properties of the material are enhanced even further by adding an aluminum component.
In addition to its excellent thermal and mechanical properties, the optimum strength of pvc tarpaulin comes from its shearing ability. When the material is pulled and stretched, its cross-section increases significantly. This increases its strength and makes it ideal for supporting heavier objects. Its exceptional tear strength, superior thermal conductivity and anti-amination properties make it highly useful in the construction industry.