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Tarpaulin is believed to be derivative of the words “pall” and “tar,” the combination of which would indicate a covering coated with tar. Modern tarps certainly fit this description, at least to a point; they are used as coverings and are known for their water resistance. Read More…

Tarps Tarps are large protective covers used to protect objects from unwanted exposure to moisture, dirt, dust or other hazards. The word "tarp" is short for "tarpaulin."
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Garden Grove, CA  |  714-891-9119

CustomFab USA has been a trusted American sewing contractor since our inception in 1990. Our 77,000 square foot high-tech manufacturing facility allows us to produce and ship a myriad of products. We have experience serving industries such as medical, sporting goods, military, aerospace, pets, and travel. With unparalleled customer service, a skilled manufacturing workforce, and tried-and-true processes that protect your intellectual property, you can count on our team to meet your needs.

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Addison, IL  |  630-628-1370

At Ni-Jo, we are capable of sewing standard and custom products in all stitch types. We have experience sewing bags, aprons, face masks, flags, protective covers, and much more. We can make these items using materials such as leather, fleece, cotton, plastic, and many others. Our team will work closely with you and carefully analyze your order to determine the sewing method that is perfect for your product.

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Dallas, TX  |  214-678-0000

At Sewing Contractor Solutions, our extensive industrial sewing abilities allow us to be able to produce items for a wide range of industries. Our design and proficiency produces uniquely sewn components for products such as sports equipment covers, pallet covers, and industrial equipment covers. For a complete list of our products and capabilities, contact Sewing Contractor Solutions today!

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Houston, TX  |  800-320-0399

Since our founding in 1972, our goal at Landes has been to set ourselves apart from our competitors by providing specialized sewing contract solutions for our customers. Whether you need a fully customized, made to order solution or a standard design– we’ve got you covered! Visit our website for more details.

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Brookfield, WI  |  262-777-2280

LJ Design & Manufacturing is an elite sewing contractor specializing in standard and custom sewn industrial and medical products. Since 1844, we have successfully manufactured products for healthcare, transportation, veterinary, sports venues, universities, advertising, and many more industries. Highly technical products and materials are our specialties. Contact us today to get started!

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Minneapolis, MN  |  800-588-8230

With over 60 years of experience, TPI is a leader in our industry. We specialize in prototyping, engineering, manufacturing, and branding of custom sewn products. Through our custom sewing services, we can provide sewn products for a wide range of applications, such as delicate instruments, medical devices, sensitive electronics, sales demo cases, and health and safety products. Our team will work closely with you to decide the best material so your product is made to last.

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Osceola, WI  |  877-249-1251

Core Products contract sewing of orthopedic products is our specialty. We are the best manufacturer of orthopedic softgoods. We have the sewing solutions you need with excellent pricing and on-time delivery. Industries served include medical, military, automotive, power sports, and more. Visit our website today and browse hundreds of OEM applications for your textile project.

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Milford, DE  |  302-424-4520

First State Manufacturing is an industrial upholsterer offering high-quality contract sewing for protective covers, awnings, custom bags, seat cushions and much more. We produce an array of products for the aircraft, rail, fleet services, hospitality and amusement industries.

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Among the most recognizable tarp varieties are polypropylene tarps, which have come to be known as polytarp in some places. Polytarp is often blue in color and comes in large, square or rectangular sheets. The sheets are usually fitted with metal grommets to make the attachment of ropes or other cordage possible. Polytarps are very popular waterproofing materials in camping applications, in building construction and in many other contexts.

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Polytarp may be the most popular and recognizable tarp variety, but other water-resistant sheets are also referred to as tarps. Tar-coated canvas, though outdated and much less widely used compared to polytarp, qualifies as a tarpaulin variety. Other plastic materials like PVC are also used to manufacture tarps.

In addition to their uses as protective coverings, tarps are used extensively as advertising surfaces on billboards and during commercial tenancy or ownership transitions. For example, if a company buys a commercial space, it may reach out to a sewing company for the purpose of placing a printed tarpaulin to temporarily identify itself until a permanent sign is installed.

Because there are many contexts and applications for which tarpaulins are required, tarp manufacturers produce tarps in a variety of configurations. Polytarps are the most versatile tarp variety. Because they can be used in so many different situations, they are among the most widely produced tarp varieties. The same polytarp composition and configuration might be found on the shelves of a sporting goods store as well as in an automotive repair shop.

Such tarps usually feature a lattice of interwoven polypropylene strands overlaid with a polypropylene sheet. This combination of weave and sheet make the tarp waterproof and stretch and tear-resistant. Non-plastic tarp varieties resemble polytarps in terms of their construction. Canvas tarps, for example, feature woven canvas overlaid with a waterproofing material, which gives the tarp some of the same qualities as polytarp, though to a different extent.

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