In case you do not know, elements like dust, dirt, oil, and water cause disaster and harmful to plants production. The damage it causes is severe and leads to expensive repairs. These element damages can be averted with the use of ALCO’s industrial machine covers and tarps can provide the proper and perfect protection for machinery. With ALCO industrial machine covers and tarps, there is custom size industrial plastic covers that is beneficial and would prevent most of these elements from damaging machinery. These custom industrial plastic covers can be advantageous in plants by:
- Preventing machinery damage
- Containing hazardous oil, dirt & dust
- Preventing accidents
- Improving facility cleanliness
- Protecting against the sun, grime, grease, and oil
What Materials Should My Tarp Be Made Of?
Our materials use Polyethylene which is a great choice for a number of reasons. Poly tarps are the most affordable option, and they can have different purposes. You can choose between light duty to cover or decorate some backyard applications and super heavy duty for superior protection. Our poly tarps are useful for patio furniture, construction sites, warehouses, camping settlements, factories, and other facilities.
The poly tarps are waterproof, UV-rated, and great for short-term protection. They are custom made with the colors, sizes, and accessories you choose. Over time, the tarps could suffer from disintegration from too much sunlight exposure. Cold temperatures could also cause slow damage. The tarps do not usually last as long as vinyl or canvas covers though, in the right conditions, you can greatly extend their lifespan.
It is important to choose the correct features before purchasing a tarp. Every tarp is different – their uses range from outdoor camping sites, industrial complexes, and home gardens. Your valuables will stay dry, free from mold, and away from any UV light. Choose wisely before purchasing anything.
Are there any special features to choose from?
When shopping for a tarp, you will notice specific descriptions such as rot resistance, lamination, built-in grommets, weave, and more. These tarp features will help you in finalizing your decision.
The first thing you should check out is the thickness. Here, we use the unit mil to measure how thick a tarp is. One inch is equal to 1,000 mils. Depending on how strong you want the tarp to be, you should aim at higher numbers. Here is how normally look:
- Lightweight tarps are usually between 5 and 8 Mils
- Medium weight tarps are usually between 9 and 10 Mils
- Heavy duty tarps are usually between 12 and 13 Mils
- Super heavy duty tarps are usually between 16 and 24 Mils
The next thing we need to consider is the size. Before making the final decision, take the time to calculate what the final size would be. Remember - the producers never provide the exact size as their advertisements. Usually, you will get a tarp from 3 to 7 inches shorter on every dimension. This happens because the manufacturers measure the tarp before any hemming at the edges.
Poly tarps usually have one or a few layers of polyethylene film. Tarps with more layers will survive for longer periods of time. They can go through harsher exposure to the weather elements.
There is a wide range of colors to choose from. While you can go for what suits your taste, some of these colors bring specific benefits. Silver tarps can easily block off any sunlight and keep you cool during the summer. White tarps can create a fresh shade to stay under, but will also allow some sunlight to pass through them. Other tarp colors, such as orange, green, blue, red, brown, and purple, are useful for construction sites, landscaping, warehouses, camping, and so on.
A few important features to look for are whether the tarp is waterproof, water resistant, or mold and mildew resistant. Usually, poly tarps are waterproof, but some of them are only water resistant and nothing else. By using them, not a single droplet of water will ever touch your equipment or belongings.
Another problem could occur when a lot of water has accumulated on top. That could lead to problems with rot. Mold and mildew are annoying to deal with. All they need is some heat and moisture, and you will find a small infestation by the next morning. If you want to avoid that, search for a strong, mold resistant tarp.
An important feature to have would be grommets. These metal rings are around the tarp’s edges. They allow you to easily tie down the tarp without worrying the wind will blow it away. Their sizes are different but usually are anywhere between 17 and 37 inches. The distance between each grommet is usually 18 inches. The ideal materials for grommets would be aluminum, plated steel, and brass. They are rust proof and will last for long periods of time. Aluminum can handle light-duty purposes while brass is great for super heavy duty tarps.
ALCO’s Vinyl Tarps have proof behind their quality. They show great results both in the lab and in the market. Their resistance to moisture, wind, and UV rays is astonishing. The anti-abrasion, heavy duty tarp thread is great for the tuck tarp industry. The thread lays flat against the tarp. This is a great way to reduce abrasion. The durability is also much higher. The solid vinyl tarps are great because of their resistance to water, fire, UV rays, wind and more. They can serve as room dividers, curtains, machine covers, dumpster covers, welding screens, and more. Mesh tarps are great if you need water or light to pass through. They are useful for shade screens, awnings, privacy fencing, building wraps, fences for snow, and more. Canvas tarps are useful if you are searching for something which is water-resistant and clear, so you can easily see through it.
The fabric is lightweight but strong. It won’t unravel while someone is handling it. It is tough to damage it, but should something happen, you can use plastic wire ties to quickly and easily repair it. The cover will remain stable and secure during travel if you use seatbelt webbing.
Roll up system tarps use strong vinyl on both ends where the tarp rubs the dumpster. Mesh materials could further reinforce the tarp and make is stronger. The tarps use self-refracting flaps during a roll-up. You can also fold up the tarps with a bungee cord. The solid vinyl tarps are useful if you want to keep your equipment, valuables, or other contents dry. You can use them on a roll system or manually open and close them.
The two types of materials for such tarps are 180z and 22oz vinyl coated polyester. It is strong, durable, long-lasting, and resistant to natural elements. The polypropylene knitted mesh fabric is great for dumpster covers.
One of our best-selling covers is the 18oz, 20 mils thick, waterproof, heavy-duty vinyl tarp. It is the most efficient choice. You can use it with ease and repurpose it for different operations. The tarp is extremely durable and long-lasting. It has a strong resistance to abrasion, grease, mold, mildew, rot, oil, and others. Do not worry about tearing or puncturing, as the tarp has amazing durability. You can buy the tarp with its full size. The uses vary – trucks, factories, warehouses, other types of industrial facilities, as dumpster covers, for construction purposes, for agriculture, and more. You can choose between wide ranges of colors as well. The heavy duty brass grommets are durable and appear around 24” from each other. The tarps are proudly made in the USA.
The pluses of using these 10oz heavy duty vinyl coated tarps are different:
- 100 percent water resistance
- The heavy duty vinyl is extremely durable
- Vinyl coated PVC materials
- Resistance against abrasion and rot
- Resistance against acid
- UV resistant
- Oil Resistant
- Mold and Mildew resistance
What Are The Benefits Of Using Vinyl Covers?
The Low Cost
Vinyl costs less than other materials while remaining strong, durable, and resistant to moisture. The covers are easy to use, store, and put inside a container. Quickly put them on and off whenever you want as easy as one, two, and three. If you want amazing protecting while on a tight budget, the vinyl covers are your best bet.
They Are Great For Indoor Use
Some people store their vehicles or patio furniture inside the house. If you do that, you should consider purchasing a vinyl cover for the job. It will keep everything safe and sound. A polyester cover will provide exceptional protection against the negative weather elements. You can still go for vinyl if you wish.
Wide Range Of Usage
You can use the vinyl covers for appliances such as engines, small vehicles, building supplies, containment pallets, decks, or other types of equipment. You can also use them to prevent chemical spills and contamination. The UV inhibitors can overcome the harsh weather effects. Protection against wind, rain, snow, and flying debris is a guarantee.
The tarps are useful for some unique operations such as anything to do with recreational applications, boats, agriculture, and more. The goal is to use durable, yet affordable materials. They are light and easy to carry. The resistance to UV rays is impressive. The covers or tarps will survive outside for long periods of time.
The polyethylene fabric has a high density as well as long-lasting strength. Mold and mildew will have a hard time breaching the dumpster cover. Moisture and acid will stay away as well. The covers are great for heavy-duty work environments where you need to maintain a clean space.
The design is efficient because of how easy it is to use and move. There are strong, 18” grommets which help in tying down the cover if you want to prevent it from flying away during storms. Excellent UV protection. Brown colors. Different dimensions depending on the model.
The water-resistant tarps are durable and breathable which is a huge plus during freak storms. Avoid using them for cars, trucks, or boats. Indoor use is not ideal and nor is use as tent roofs, space dividers, and sidewalls. There is a wide choice of colors as well as dimension sizes.
The vinyl polyester has immense strength. It has an amazing resistance against tearing, moisture, dust, flying debris, and other hazardous materials. The covers are 100 percent waterproof. They meet California’s State Fire Marshall Requirements, UL-214 Classified, ASTM-E-84, and Class A Flame standards.
The super heavy duty canvas tarps are a great choice if you want to protect and cover your equipment. The 15 oz has a strong resistance against fire and will keep your supplies or belongings safe from combustion. There are double0stitched seams which greatly improve the tarp’s durability. The flame retardant finish will ensure nothing explodes or catches fire. The brass grommets are 24” apart from each other and offer great stability.