These imported tarps have a woven synthetic (polyester) fabric for strength and are coated with Polyvinylchloride for waterproofing. They usually have a life of around 5 – 6 years in the sun and are more wear-resistant than poly tarps. They can also be easily repaired with glues or welding. Their main disadvantage is their heavy-weight which can be a problem for larger tarpaulins. They are also more expensive than PE tarpaulins and cannot be recycled. PVC (vinyl) tarps are most used on trucks and roofs because of their strength and durability. They are also recommended for covering trailers or utes on country trips because they resist wear caused by flapping in strong winds. They are UV, mildew, rot and flame resistant with reinforced solid brass eyelets every 800mm.
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