We’ve made an effor in answering the most common question our users might have. If you can’t find the answer to your question here,
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
GSM stands for grams per square meter. Though fabric weight is not the sole reason, it is one of the most important factors to know the sturdiness and durability of the fabric.
A tarpaulin is exposed to a lot of weather elements- wind, water, and Sun. Not to forget external objects and human force. Hence, heavier the fabric, stronger it is, keeping other factors constant.
Other factors like the cotton used, the loom-state fabric preparation, its bleaching, quality of chemicals used in coating the fabric, these are all determining factors. All these work in a cumulative fashion to give a resultant product that we call a tarpaulin!
To make the highest quality tarpaulin products is our mission. For that, we categorically take care of all the aspects. We use the best and the sturdiest of material- cotton canvas fabric, and in some cases- polyester blend.
We then treat it with the most controlled and regulated fabric-processing methods in the industry. The grade and quality of chemicals that we use are world-class and unmatched. Post-operations quality control and checks ensure that our stringent standards are met with, and unacceptable deviations not tolerated.
In this very unorganized and polyethylene driven Indian market, we envision a change driven by high-quality product, using the best of raw materials, processes, and operations, to give our fellow compatriots a world-class made-in-India product.
A canvas tarp could look a tad-bit expensive vis-à-vis its PE(Polyethylene) counterpart, but in reality, it is actually cheaper! Read further to know why.
If one buys a cheap Polyethylene tarpaulin, it would neither solve the purpose, as it is itself not sturdy enough, then expecting it to protect something would mean asking for too much! Secondly, its life is very short. It is fragile. If one buys it, it is just a matter of time that he/she will have to buy it again.
On the other hand, if one goes for a heavy canvas tarpaulin (with other quality-contributing factors taken care of), it might be a bit expensive, but it solves the purpose and is also highly durable. And not to forget that it’s environment-friendly!
Tarpaulins come in a variety. The reason for giving different options is because tarpaulins can be used in hundreds of applications. Depending upon the required usage, you could decide upon which tarp would be an ideal bet.
At Ace Tarpaulin, we believe in giving our customers meaningful choices and not bombarding them with senseless variations for namesake. The latter would end up making the customer frustrated and confused.
The tarps that are offered by us- are listed with their features in a very crisp and transparent manner. In our presentation, we have taken extra care to aid the customer’s buying process, by not decorating the features section with unnecessary frills and redundant points.
One could simply click on the products, and in one glance would get a hang of the product and its usability for his/her purpose.
What sets a tarp fabric apart from the other is not just the fabric weight and its features, but also the quality of the fabric used- the grade of cotton, its processing, the chemicals used in coating it etc. We have made it a point to roll out best of quality tarps from our factory. We have resolved that anything with an ‘ACE’ branding must ooze quality and finesse.
A ripstop weave is an additional weaving in the fabric, done at equal space intervals, to provide additional support to the fabric in terms of strength and resistance from tearing. If & when the fabric tears- these tactically placed weaving patterns would obstruct the course of tearing. Hence, making the fabric tear-resistant.
When a tarpaulin’s size is mentioned, it can either be a cut-size or a finished size. Both these terms are part of the tarp-industry jargon.
Whether the size is a cut-size or a finished-size, we mention it.
Finished-size is the actual size that you get.
A cut-size basically is the fabric dimension before its hem and seam are sewn. In the tarps that we manufacture & sell, finished size (that is the actual size) would be 2 inches shorter from both length as well as breadth, than the cut-size. However, in most cases, we have mentioned the finished-size itself.
Either of these features is achieved by coating & treating the fabric. While water-resistance refers to the fabric quality of repelling the water, thus keeping the water away from soaking in, it does not guarantee zero-seepage. After a point, there will be some amount of seepage happening. On the other hand, a waterproof fabric will totally keep-off the water from permeating through the fabric.