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What is the Difference Between PE Tarpaulin and PVC Tarpaulin?

What is the Difference Between PE Tarpaulin and PVC Tarpaulin?

Apr 14,2022
Many people can't tell the difference between PE tarpaulin and PVC tarpaulin. But from the name, we can be sure that this is a product of two different materials. Now explain the difference between them for you.

PE: The chemical name of polyethylene, which is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material. HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is generally used for the production of PE tarpaulins. The production process is polyethylene yarn - weaving - double-sided film. The characteristics of PE tarpaulin are high-temperature resistance, waterproof, strong, durability, stability, anti-ultraviolet, flame retardant, and so on.

The advantages of PE tarpaulin are lightweight, cheap price, clean and pollution-free. The disadvantage is that it is easy to wear and has poor waterproof performance. Generally, the waterproof performance cannot be guaranteed after one use. Therefore, PE tarpaulin is generally used for temporary goods, rainproof and dustproof, and is not suitable for long-term use in the open-air environment.

PVC: The chemical name for polyvinyl chloride. The PVC tarpaulin base material is a double-layer coating of high-strength polyester fabric and PVC paste resin, mixed with chemical agents such as mildew inhibitor, inhibitor, and antistatic agent.

The characteristics of PVC tarpaulin are waterproof, mildew proof, cold resistance, aging resistance, antistatic performance, breaking strength, tear elongation, tear strength, and aging waterproof effect are far superior to PE tarpaulin. Therefore, PVC tarpaulin is mainly used for long-term outdoor items to cover rain, wind and rain farm rain, truck transportation, goods cover goods, etc.

The other advantage of PVC tarpaulin is that it looks bright and colorful and looks good. The width is large, and the finished product can reduce the quality of the seam. It can be sewn by heat sealing, and the sewing pinhole is not leaking. 

Now can you distinguish and choose between PE tarpaulin and PVC tarpaulin? You can choose according to your application scenario and scope. If you are going to purchase a PE tarpaulin or a PVC tarpaulin, please contact us.

SOUNDA is a very professional custom tarpaulin, advertising, and digital printing supplier. Our main products are Tarpaulins, Canvas, Textiles, Self Adhesive Vinyl, PVC Flexible Banners, etc. After nearly 10 years of development, our products have been successfully sold to more than 130 countries on six continents. We are committed to providing customers with the most stable quality and the best service!
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