A tarpaulin or tarp, is a large sheet of strong, flexible, water-resistant or waterproof material. Tarpaulins often have reinforced grommets at the corners and along the sides to form attachment points for rope, allowing them to be tied down or suspended.
Tarpaulins can be classified based on a diversity of factors. According to materials type, they are including the follows:
|Tarpaulin type||Sub type||Weight||Thickness||Lifespan||Application|
|Polyethylene (PE) tarpaulin||LDPE HDPE||80~280 gsm||/||Temporary, or 1-2 years||Waterproof, Anti-UV covers|
|Polypropylene (PP) tarpaulin||/||70~330 gsm||/||Temporary, or 1-2 years||Waterproof, Anti-UV covers; healthy and breathable for food or grains.|
|Canvas||/||320-800 gsm||3-5 years||Not 100% waterproof, Anti-UV|
|PVC Tarpaulin||Laminated PVC Tarpaulin||280~650 gsm||/||Temporary, or 1-3 years||Waterproof, Anti-UV covers; digital printing advertisement|
|PVC Coated Tarpaulin||510~1800 gsm||0.35~1.8mm||5-8 years||Waterproof, Anti-UV covers； digital printing advertisement|