Plastic Tarpaulin Market by Product Type (Insulated Tarps, Holding Tarps & Truck Tarps, UV-Protected Tarps, Sports Tarps, Mesh Tarps), by Material Type (High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polyamide, Canvas), by Product Weight (Less Than 100 GSM, 101–300 GSM, 301–600 GSM, Above 600 GSM), by End Use (Agriculture, Construction, Automotive, Transportation & Logistics, Consumer Goods), by Geography (U.S., Canada, France, Germany, U.K., Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa) – Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2014–2024

  • Publishing: May 2021
  • Report Code: CM10372
  • Available Format: PDF

Plastic Tarpaulin Market Overview

Growing preference for blue or mixed-colored tarpaulin by users from diverse domains is a major trend witnessed in the plastic tarpaulin market. Furthermore, the demand for tarpaulin is majorly augmented during the rainy season. This increase in demand can be mainly attributed to the waterproof nature of the product, which ensures the protection of equipment, machinery, and crops.

A tarpaulin is a sheet of strong, flexible, waterproof or water-resistant material, such as polyethylene, canvas, or polyester coated with urethane. Plastic tarpaulin is a polyethylene film available in a variety of textures and colors. In the report, the plastic tarpaulin market is segmented on the basis of product type, material type, product weight, end use, and region.

Based on product type, the plastic tarpaulin market has been categorized into insulated tarps, holding tarps and truck tarps, UV-protected tarps, sports tarps, and mesh tarps. Holding tarps and truck tarps are primarily employed in residential and transportation applications and in construction projects to cover bridges, buildings, and water towers.

On the basis of material type, the plastic tarpaulin market has been classified into high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyamide, and canvas. Some of the key advantages of using HDPE are better product protection against dust and moisture and the material’s versatility to be used as a defensive covering in the infrastructure, agriculture, and automotive industries and as a floor spread, primarily in residential and commercial applications.

Based on product weight, the plastic tarpaulin market has been divided in four categories: less than 100 grams per square meter (GSM), 101–300 GSM, 301–600 GSM, and above 600 GSM. This classification is based on the thickness and weight of the material from which tarpaulin is made. A higher GSM indicates a heavier, thicker, and robust tarpaulin. Furthermore, such a tarpaulin is able to withstand weather abnormalities and bear higher weight loading as compared to its lower GSM counterparts.

Plastic tarpaulin is widely used in the agriculture, construction, automotive, transportation & logistics, and consumer goods industries. Based on region, the plastic tarpaulin market has been categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Macroeconomic growth in China and ASEAN countries is resulting in a high demand for tarps in the residential and commercial sectors, which, in turn, is supporting the growth of the market in the APAC region.

Plastic Tarpaulin Market Dynamics


The waterproofing ability of plastic tarpaulin sheets is a major factor diving the market growth. Tarps are widely used to cover or waterproof large containers and wood piles. They are also used for collecting rainwater, winterizing windows and doors, and closing off sections in hospitals or rooms. Furthermore, growth in end-use industries, such as agriculture, construction, and automotive, is boosting the plastic tarpaulin market growth.


Limited strength of tarps and their susceptibility to damage in case of penetration may result in the formation of holes in these tarps. This may further lead to their reduced efficacy and allow seepage at seams and in/around improperly attached grommets. These factors, thus, limit the product application and negatively affect the growth of the plastic tarpaulin market.


Increasing application of tarps in logistics and marketing (billboard advertisements) is likely to offer growth opportunities to the players operating in the market. Furthermore, industrial growth in APAC countries is resulting in new areas of product application across several verticals. These factors, thus, are likely to boost the plastic tarpaulin market growth in the near future.

Plastic Tarpaulin Market Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players operating in the global plastic tarpaulin market are Heytex Bramsche GmbH, Sattler AG, Gia Loi JSC, KSA Polymer, Lamifabs & Papers Pvt. Ltd., VIETNAM HOA HA CO. LTD., Fulin Plastic Industry Co. Ltd., MahaShakti Polycoat, JK Plastopack Pvt. Ltd., I & M Tarpaulins Ltd., Tarpaulins Direct (UK) Limited, Cunningham Covers, K-TARP VINA Co. Ltd., Zhejiang MSD New Material Co. Ltd., and A & B Canvas Australia.

The study provides the historical as well the forecast market size data for various countries, including the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, the U.K., Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.

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