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Poly Tarps

  1. What are poly tarps?
  2. What are poly tarps used for?
  3. Poly Tarp Quality Grades
  4. Poly Tarps from Sigman Tarp
  5. How do I Order Poly Tarps from Sigman Tarp?

What are poly tarps?

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Poly Tarp, Blue TarpPoly Tarp stands for polyethlene tarpaulin, P.E. tarp or PE tarp in short. Poly tarps are made of polyethlene coating over polyester or nylon mesh fabric. Poly tarps comes in following two forms: Ready Made Poly Tarps and Poly Tarp Rolls. Ready made poly tarps are pre-cut and pre-sized and usually with grommets installed along all edges. On the other hand, poly tarp rolls are large industrial rolls of poly tarps. Please see sections about Ready Made Poly Tarps and Poly Tarps Rolls below for more information.

A poly tarp has following common characteristics.

  • Strong and tear resistant.
  • Flexible - poly tarp is basically a sheet of coated fabric.
  • Water resistant or waterproof.
  • Reinforced - ready made poly tarps often have rope reinforcements along the sides and reinforced grommets at the corners and along the sides to form attachment points for rope.
  • U.V. coated - Many poly tarps are coated with a U.V. protecting coating for protection from sunlight.
  • Arctic flexibility - most poly tarps function well at freezing temperatures.
  • Mildew resistant
  • Poly tarps are usually the least expensive type of tarps and most widely used.

What are poly tarps used for?

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Poly tarps are used extensively for covers, waterproofing, insulation and trucking. Some noted uses of poly tarps are listed below.

  • blue tarps, silver tarps and heavy duty tarps - for ground, roof and building covers, tents and canopies
  • heavy duty truck tarps - to protect truck loads
  • Mesh Tarps - for privacy screening, fence canvas for tennis courts and baseball and football fields, shading material, and windscreens
  • Hay Tarps - to cover hay bales
  • Lumber Tarps - to cover lumber during transportation by trucks or rail cars
  • Fire Retardant Tarps
  • Insulation Tarps
  • Baseball Tarps
  • Gym Floor Tarps
  • Boat Tarps
  • Pool Covers
  • Motorcycle Covers
  • Barbecue Covers

Poly Tarp Quality Grades

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A poly tarp's quality is normally determined by following factors.

  • Tarp's Weight per Square Yard. Normally poly tarp's cost is proportional to weight per square yard.
  • Denier of fiber mesh fabric used in poly tarp manufacturing. Denier is a unit of measure for the linear mass density of fibers. It is defined as the mass in grams per 9,000 meters, or 1 denier = 1 gram per 9 000 meters. Normally the higher the denier count, the higher quality of the tarp's fabric mesh.
  • UV treated on both sides usually means better protection from sunlight.
  • Type of Grommets. The grommets are usually available following materials in the order of cost: aluminum, steel, high strength polymer, brass and stainless steel.
  • Any reinforcements along all sides and corners by roping. Better reinforcements means better quality and higher prices.
  • Common quality grade of poly tarps are often called blue tarps, because this quality grade typically comes in color blue. (Note that you can specify any colors when you order with Sigman Tarp.)
  • Heavy Duty Tarps are of better quality, i.e., heavier fabric weight per square yard and higher denier count. This grade of tarp commonly comes in silver, brown or silver/ brown colors. (Note that you can specify any colors when you order with Sigman Tarp.)

Poly Tarps from Sigman Tarp

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Sigman Tarp Custom Manufactures all Poly Tarps

Sigman Tarp custom manufactures all poly tarps according to customer specifications including, weight per square yard, colors, sizes, coating and grommets etc. Sigman Tarp's poly tarps products are divided into two major categories: Ready Made Poly Tarps and Poly Tarp Rolls.

Ready Made Poly Tarps

poly tarps: blue tarp, white tarp, brown tarp, green tarp, silver tarpSigman Tarp has a large selection of ready made poly tarps. Sigman Tarp sells poly tarps of all sizes, unit weight, colors and denier count. Sigman Tarp sells ready made poly tarps of all targeted usages from everyday blue tarps, U.V. treated silver poly tarps, heavy duty poly tarps and truck tarps. These poly tarps are water proof and are great rain covers. All our polyethylene tarps are made with high density resin with heavy duty grommets surrounding the entire perimeter of the tarp. All of our poly tarps are water resistant and mildew proof, tear resistant, acid resistant with arctic flexibility for freezing weather temperatures.

Sigman Tarp sells poly tarps from everyday blue tarp to super heavy duty. The common parameters of poly tarps from Ready Made Poly Tarps from Sigman Tarp are listed below. Please note that when you order, you are able to specify any particular requirements.

Sigman Tarp's Ready Made Poly Tarp Specification:

  1. Fabric quality
    • Weaving count (mesh / sq. inch) : 7×7, 8×8, 10×8, 10×10, 12×12, 14×14, 16×16
    • Denier Count: from 900 to 1400
    • Weight : 3.25 to 12 oz / square yard
  2. Reinforcements along all sides: All of our ready made tarps have braided P.P. rope reinforcement along all sides.
  3. Grommets: aluminum, steel, high strength polymer, brass and stainless steel
  4. Linear Density of Grommets: one grommet per 1 to 3 feet
  5. If needed, each piece in a poly bag with your leaflet (or Size sticker)
  6. Special treatment : U.V. coating, Fire Retardant coating
  7. Color : Any color available
  8. Packing : Carton Box packing or Bale packing
  9. Available use :
    • General Cover, Construction and Equipment Cover, Covers for open-stored goods,
    • Covers for trucks/automobiles/boat, Lining materials for storage tanks and containers,
    • Lining material for irrigation Canals and grain silos, Machinery Cover, Tents, Picnic mats,
    • Covers for Swimming Pools and Garden Furniture etc.

Ready Made Poly Tarps - Know the sizes?

It may seem strange that we need to explain sizes of poly tarps. But it is important to know exactly which size you want and know the difference. Ready made poly tarps are measured by two different sizes: cut size and finished size.

The cut size is the measurement when a tarp is cut at the beginning of manufacturing. It is like asking a tailor how much fabric is needed for a pair of pants. For example, a 12'; x 16'; cut size tarp means that when the tarp was initially cut at the factory, its size was 12 feet by 16 feet. However, when the tarp is finished, the size is normally slightly smaller. There are a number of reason why finished size is smaller. First, most finished tarp's edges are folded over to form a double-layer reinforced edge. Second, a large piece of tarp may be made from multiple pieces of smaller tarps. For example, say the 12'; x 16'; cut size tarp is made from two 8'; x 16 cut size tarps. The factory would have heat seal or fuse the two tarp into one. Finally, but very importantly, because poly tarp is a type of plastic fabric, a small but noticeable shrinkage comes when a poly tarp is folded. In the end, poly tarp's finished size is approximately 6" or up to 2% smaller than its cut size.

In US and Canada, a poly tarp's size is most often stated as cut size and noted on the label. This includes tarps sold in all major home centers and retailers. So, it is very important you know exactly whether it's cut size or finished size when you order your poly tarps from a supplier.

Poly Tarp Rolls

poly tarps rollspoly tarps rollsSigman Tarp has a large selection of poly tarp rolls. Sigman Tarp sells poly tarps of all sizes, unit weight, colors and denier count. These poly tarps are water proof and are great rain covers. All our polyethylene tarps are made with high density resin with heavy duty grommets surrounding the entire perimeter of the tarp. All of our poly tarps are water resistant and mildew proof, tear resistant, acid resistant with arctic flexibility for freezing weather temperatures.

Sigman Tarp sells poly tarp rolls from everyday blue tarp to super heavy duty. Some of the parameters of poly tarps from Sigman Tarp are listed below.

  • Weight Per Square Yard: from 3.2 oz to over 20 oz
  • Denier Count: from 900 to 1400
  • Width : 2 meters or 72 inches (183 cm)
  • Length : 200 meters or any custom length
  • Color: all colors. Customer specify color codes.
  • Coating: U.V. Coating and Fire Retardant Coating available

How do I Order Poly Tarps from Sigman Tarp?

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Sigman Tarp offers super low prices, great products and great services. To get a price quote, simply call or e-mail us your poly tarp needs.

  • Sigman Tarp's prices are up to 70% lower than retail.
  • Sigman Tarp custom manufactures all poly tarps
  • Sigman Tarp sells by 20 or 40 foot shipping containers only. An order may have mixed sizes.