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PLEASE NOTE OUR LANDLINE IS BACK IN SERVICE.
PLEASE CONTACT US ON:

LANDLINE – 011 028 2100

MARK – 083 419 8424

CHANTI – 079 725 9779

 

 
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We are a certified importer and exporter, with SADC certification. Customs Client number 21795137.
Level 2 BBBEE Contributor.

We offer 5% commission on all referrals.

Winter is approaching – be wise and cover your pool!

Tarps for Africa offers the best and most practical pool cover solutions.

Pool covers almost eliminate evaporation, chemical and electricity costs.

They are a big advantage when the pool is not in use.
Tarps for Africa offers the best and most practical pool cover solutions.

Our prices are very competitive.
We use ONLY the best quality materials available and take no short cuts.
Our material has extra high UV protection for maximum possible life.

We now offer 3 colour options:
Blue.
Grey.
Beige.

 

 

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Our Tarpaulins are the highest grade locally available or imported polyester base cloth PVC coated material.

The polyester base cloth is what gives the PVC it’s tensile and exceptional tear strength.
This is 1600N/5cm tensile; and 350N/5cm tear strength – based on 700GSM heavy duty PVC.

The PVC thickness is what gives the PVC its weather resistance and weld adhesion strength.
Ours is 80N/5cm.

The above mechanical properties are based on SABS and international best practice standards.

 

 

What We Supply

Tarpaulins

Truck Tarps
Mine tarps
Grain covers
Pool covers
Cricket pitch covers

 

Box Tarps

Household
Boats
Trailers

 

Tautliner Curtains

With logo printing if required

 

Cargo Nets

5mm to 10m rope
Any mesh size

 

Loading Accessories

Loadbinders
Ratchet Straps
Chains and hooks
Corner plates
All other accessories

 

We can do printing as well

Block lettering or digital logo printing

 

 

All our PVC is UV stabilized, chemical resistant to acids, salts, bases, fats, and alcohols.
Our PVC is inherently fire-retardant with higher grades being completely fire-retardant; available on request.

We join the PVC by a method of High Frequency Heating called PVC-welding.
It is a process that uses microwaves to heat the molecules evenly, in order to fuse the PVC together.
This means that we don’t normally use stitching; therefore, the tarpaulins are fully waterproof.
When buying any PVC make sure it complies with all these minimum requirements to ensure it meets your specification.

 

 

 

What is PVC?

Plastics are also called synthetic resins and are broadly classified into two categories: thermosetting resins and thermoplastic resins.

The thermosetting resins include phenolic resin and melamine resin, which are thermally hardened and never become soft again. Thermoplastic resins include PVC, polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS) and polypropylene (PP), which can be re-softened by heating.

Usually, thermoplastics are supplied in the form of pelletised material (compounds) with additives (antioxidants, etc.) already blended in it. However, PVC resin is often supplied in powder form and long term storage is possible since the material is resistant to oxidation and degradation. Various additives and pigments are added to PVC during the processing stage, and the blend is then converted into PVC products.
PVC is sometimes known as ‘Vinyl’ in Europe and predominantly so in North America. In Europe, ‘Vinyl’ usually refers to certain specific flexible applications, such as flooring, decorative sheets and artificial leather.

PVC is a thermoplastic made of 57% chlorine (derived from industrial grade salt) and 43% carbon (derived predominantly from oil / gas via ethylene). It is less dependent than other polymers on crude oil or natural gas, which are non-renewable, and hence can be regarded as a natural resource saving plastic, in contrast to plastics such as PE, PP, PET and PS, which are totally dependent on oil or gas. This chlorine gives to PVC excellent fire resistance.

 

 

Our team has decades of experience which sets us aside from the rest.

Our understanding and knowledge of PVC-welding positions us perfectly to support the industry.

Our technical director has 15 years’ experience in the engineering field, spending the last 9 years of his career in the PVC conversion (tarpaulin manufacturing) industry.

Our financial director understands the need for personalized pricing based on volumes.

We have a large team of welders and specialist to cater for any inquiry, be it big or small.

Our workforce has many years of discerning experience in the manufacturing industry, including specialised skills relating to PVC sheeting work.

We pride ourselves in a high quality level of work and quick turnaround time. 

One of our greatest strengths is our versatility and willingness to take on custom jobs with new challenges.

 

We are a certified importer and exporter, with SADC certification.

Customs Client number 21795137

PVC Tarpaulin Products

PVC Tarps

We supply any tarp, big or small. Black or white, or any colour of your choice in between.

We can reproduce any shape or style you may be interested in, the best quality advanced materials at the cheapest prices. All our tarps and accessories are marketed and sold direct to the public.

You name it, we make it.


Marquee PVC Tarps

canvas tent tarp

We specialise in the design, engineering, patterning, manufacture and erection of any shape or size marquee.

Material grades are many and depend on the client's requirements: Local grade (no guarantee) Stretch fabric (2 year guarantee) Architectural grade (5 year to 30 year guarantee)


Bakkie PVC Tarps

Bakkie tarp

Bakkie tarps are either made to the client's specifications, or by measuring the bakkie at our factory. Eyelets are placed in specific positions so the the lacing rope feeds through them and over the hooks on the side of the loadbox. Typically, medium weight (550GSM), or heavy duty (700GSM) PVC is used, but others can be specified. The PVC is UV stabilised and can be fire-retardent if requested. Many colours are available. Printing (including digital logos) is possible.


Tautliner Curtain Sider PVC Tarp

PVC Tarp Tautliner 08

Tautliner Truck Trailer PVC Tarps are either made to the client's specifications, or by measuring the trailer at our factory. Typically, medium weight (550GSM), or heavy duty (700GSM) PVC is used, but others can be specified. The PVC is UV stabilised and can be fire-retardent if requested. Many colours are available.

Printing (including digital logos) is possible.

tautliner truck trailer tarp


Box Covers PVC Tarp

Trailer tarp

Box covers are crafted to the clients requirements or specifications. Perfect examples are from small covers for outdoor furniture or braais to large items like trucks and container covers. The advantage of box tarps is they are easy to fit and remove, can be re-used many times and fold away into a neat small package to be kept out of the way. The PVC material is very hardy and has a poyester base cloth to give it high tensile strength and tear resistance. The PVC is UV stabilised and fully weather proof, keeping whatever you cover dry and protected from the elements. Often the item to be covered is left at our premises for measuring and to ensure perfect fitment. This is not necessary – if the client gives accurate dimensions and ensures a “fitment allowance” – by slightly oversizing the dimensions.

Any grade PVC can be used, from light duty (400GSM) to extra heavy duty (800GSM). Many colours are available. Hemmed edges with stainless steel eyelets are another option to tether the cover - we can supply ropes or bungie cords, etc. Printing (including digital logos) is possible.


Mine Tarps

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Our PVC tarps are extensively used in the mining industry. Normally we recommend 700GSM heavy duty PVC, this is robust and long lasting.

All our PVC is UV stablised. The PVC is not flammable so inherently fire retardant but extra fire retardant treatment can be specified on request. Very large tarps can be manufacture (up to and over 1000m2). Tarps can also be joined with weather-proof systems to cover ANY size area. PVC is resistant to a wide array of chemicals including many acids. Please enquire about your application to confirm the resistance to the chemicals.


Agricultural Tarps

Grain cover custom tarp

Our PVC tarps are extensively used in the agriculture industry. Normally we recommend 600GSM lce Blue PVC, which is specifically formulated for covering grain. This product is used in Australia and Canada and was developed along with farmers over a 15 year period. Some farmers are uninformed and they just use a standard tarp PVC to cover their grain. This could cost them large amount of grain due to contamination, mould and the sun baking the top 100mm layer into a thick crust.

This product is specially formulated with food grade ingredients to ensure no unhealthy chemicals migrate to your crops. The base cloth is specially treated with anti-fungal and antibacterial properties to ensure that it does not mould or rot in any way. The UV stabilizer is specially formulated to keep your crops at the desired temperature avoiding the top layer baking into a thick crust.

The actual colour is not one made by pigment alone, but is a result of the formulation changing the product into this “Ice Blue" colour. There are products on the market that replicates the same colour but in properties is only a normal PVC product thus risking the quality and quantity of your hard earned grain. This is sold as a grain cover product but it delivers poor results and spoils the crops.


Truck Trailer Tarps

Truck Trailer Custom Tarp

Our PVC tarps are extensively used in the transport industry. Normally we recommend 700GSM heavy duty PVC, this is robust and long lasting.

Tarp sizes depend on the size of your truck/trailer and on what you are loading. Normally, we allow a minimum of 3m up and 3m down to allow of a 3m high load. So a flatbed trailer 12m long by 2,4m wide would take a 9m wide by 18m long tarp. A superlink would normally take a 9X12 and 9X18 tarp. We offer block letter printing and digital logo printing so that you can brand your tarps. Don‘t forget accessories for your loading requirements.


We supply the following accessories as well to go with your tarps:

Corner plates Ratchet straps Chains Grab Hooks Loadbinders

Please note that tarps have nominal sizes. This means that the join welds and hemmed edges reduce the size slightly.

For example, a 6m X 6m tarpaulin may have an ending size of 5,86m X 5,90m. This is due to the fact that the rolls come in nominal widths (1,5m; 2,0m; 2,5m; 3,0m).

Exact sizes must be specified if required, a premium will apply.

Our PVC is the highest grade locally available polyester base cloth PVC coated material. The polyester base cloth is what gives the PVC it’s tensile and tear strength. This is 1600N/5cm tensile; and 350N/5cm tear strength – based on 700GSM heavy duty PVC.

The PVC thickness is what gives the PVC its weather resistance and weld adhesion strength. This is 80N/5cm – based on 700GSM heavy duty PVC. The above mechanical properties are based on international testing standards. All our PVC is also UV stabilised. Some of the higher grades are fire-retardant. We join the PVC by a method of High Frequency Heating. Also called welding. It is a process that uses microwaves to heat the molecules evenly, in order to fuse the PVC together. This means that we don’t normally use stitching, therefore the tarpaulins are fully waterproof. This is the industry standard. Many colours are available. Printing (including digital logos) is possible.

Amongst many other things, tarpaulins are very useful for the following:

Covering loads i.e. truck / bakkie tarps. Truck trailer tarps. Outdoor furniture cover - to protect from water and/or dust. Cricket pitch covers. Pool covers. General purpose covers. Camping tarps.

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98 First Road Farmall Randburg

Office (+27)11 028 2100

PLEASE NOTE OUT LANDLINE IS DOWN AND WILL BE FOR A FEW DAYS. PLEASE CONTACT US ON OUR CELLPHONES:

Mark (+27)83 419 8424

Chanti - (+27)79 725 9779

 

Any compliments and complaints chat to our directors@tarpsforafrica.co.za directly.

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