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PVC Tarpaulin VS PE Tarpaulin

PVC Tarpaulin VS PE Tarpaulin

Jul 20,2021
the difference between PVC tarpaulin and PE tarpaulin

PVC tarpaulin and PE tarpaulin are quite different in terms of the production process and their own performance, but many people do not understand the characteristics of PVC tarpaulin and pe tarpaulin, so they often confuse them. The following is the difference between PVC tarpaulin and PE tarpaulin.

Production process

The production of PE tarpaulin generally uses HDPE (high-density polyethylene). This material has a higher temperature, hardness, mechanical strength, and chemical resistance. Polyethylene is suitable for hollow blow molding, injection molding, and extrusion of various products (hard), such as various containers, nets, and straps, and can be used as cable coatings, pipes, profiles, sheets, etc. The production process of PE tarpaulin is wire drawing-circular woven cloth-double-sided coating.

PVC tarpaulin is polyester filament base fabric and double-sided coating with PVC paste resin. Because it is a dipping process, one-time molding, there is PVC slurry in the gap of the cloth, so it has good waterproof performance.

Its production process: polyester filament cloth -Dip coating-drying and setting-calendering and cooling-rewinding, now the tarpaulin on the truck, the storage yard, and other rainproof products are made of PVC tarpaulin. 


The raw material of PE tarpaulin generally refers to colored striped cloth, which is coated with PE film on both sides of PE woven cloth, and polypropylene woven cloth is also used. The waterproof performance of this kind of tarpaulin is poor, and the waterproof performance is generally not guaranteed after one use. The disadvantage is that it is easy to wear, and the advantage is that it is light in weight, clean, and pollution-free. It is generally used for the temporary storage of goods to prevent rain and dust and is not suitable for long-term use in the open air.

PVC tarpaulin is a plastic-coated high-strength polyester waterproof cloth based on high-strength polyester canvas, coated with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin with a speed-increasing agent, anti-fungal agent, anti-aging agent, antistatic agent, etc. 

A variety of chemical additives, plasticized at high temperatures. It has the properties of waterproof, mildew proof, cold resistance, aging resistance, anti-static, and the breaking strength, tearing elongation, tearing strength of this product are much better than traditional tarpaulin.

PVC tarpaulin material has good rain resistance and good durability. The anti-aging resistance of PVC tarpaulin is far better than that of PP and PE tarpaulin. Its waterproof effect is the most significant of all waterproof canvases. It is cold-proof and sun-proof and is mostly used for long-term outdoor coverings. Rain shelter, breeding rain shelter, wind shelter canvas roller blinds, rain shelter in a coal yard, truck transportation, cargo ship covering, and other purposes.

The product's appearance is gorgeous and colorful, which is pleasing to the eye. The surface is specially treated for the anti-skid effect. It is an internationally popular waterproof canvas with a large width. When processing the finished product, it can reduce the seam and improve the quality. It can be heat-sealed and spliced to avoid the worry of sewing pinholes. And can produce products with different functions, different colors, and different thicknesses according to user needs.

The waterproof performance of PVC tarpaulin is much stronger than that of PE tarpaulin, and it is more suitable for outdoor rainy weather. If you want to know more about PVC tarpaulin after reading the above content, you can get a more comprehensive solution by contacting us.

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