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Material Choices

There are different types of materials that can be used in the construction of fabric façades. Some of the most common ones are mentioned below.

Vinyl Coated Polyester (PVC)

In general, PVC is the most cost-effective material to be used as fabric façades. This is true whether they will be installed as temporary or permanent structures or used as warehouse divider walls. There are many characteristics of PVC which makes them appealing to property owners. Firstly, they are less expensive compared to other types of materials which are used as fabric façades. Secondly, they come in a variety of colours and textures, which means that there is surely one that will complement the exterior colours and design of your property.

One of the most important reason though as to why they are popular choices is because of their ability to withstand humid weather conditions and still prevent the growth of mould and mildew. This is mainly because of the top coating that is applied to the PVC fabric. There are several types of solutions which are used as top coating for PVC namely: acrylic, polyurethane-acrylic, PVDF coats and PVF film lamination. This coating also helps to prevent staining and streaking in the long run. When cared for properly, PVC fabric façades can last for up to 20 years, with some lasting for even longer periods. Take note that when you choose to use PVC for your fabric façades, periodic tensioning is required.

Teflon Coated Fiberglass (PTFE)

Teflon coated fiber glass or PTFE is another popular material of choice when it comes to the construction of fabric façades. They are most popular though with large-scale and permanent structures. There are several features of PTFE which makes them perfect as fabric façades. For one, they are strong and durable and can withstand strong winds and inclement weather. Second, they have good chemical resistance properties which makes them capable of standing against acid rain. If you choose to make use of high quality PTFE for your fabric façade, you can expect them to have a service life of more than 25 or 30 years.

Ethylene Tetraflouroethylene (ETFE)

Unlike the other materials mentioned, ethylene tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) is not a type of fabric. Instead, it is a type of film and is used mainly as an alternative to structural glass. There are two different ways that they are used or installed. First, they are installed as single layer membrane, with supports consisting of a cable net system. Second, they can be installed as multi-layer foils or cushions. This type of installation is attached and supported by aluminum perimeter extrusions and a main structural frame. Take note that ETFE is a transparent material and thus allows light to pass through most easily. However, this can be easily remedied by having graphics applied on the film to reduce its transparency.

High-density Polytehylene (HDPE)

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a mesh material, and is a very versatile material as it can be used for various applications aside from being a fabric façade like temporary storage structures and the likes. Many people love using this materials because it comes in an array of styles and colours. However, the features of this material that attracts people to use them are the shade factor and high UV absorption and stability. When cared for properly, HDPE façades can last for up to 10 years.

Get High Quality Fabric Facades from Polytex

Fabric façades brings a lot of benefits to the properties they are installed in. They not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the building, but also helps to improve its efficiency. When planning to have fabric façades installed, be sure to consider it early in the design and planning stages. Take note though that this does not mean that you cannot have them installed on completed buildings. Even if it is installed later, it can still bring numerous benefits to the property.

If you’re looking for a reputable supplier of high quality fabric façades and tarpaulin products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can all us up at 1300 059 003. You can also leave a message in our contact page.  We also supply high quality tarpaulins for poultry curtains, grain bunker tarps, hay sheds and others.

Premium Hay Tarps Offer Immense Versatility to Australian Farmers

X-factors are qualities that are hard to define. Yet, they often go a long way towards enhancing the value of any object by several notches. The Australian farmer has, for ages, needed cost effective and durable solutions for protecting their investments. This is vital when it comes to producing an abundant harvest.


But, crops and hay are susceptible to the vagaries of the weather. They are prone to attacking an assortment of rats and other rodents as well. This is where premium-quality tarpaulins offer the best value for money. Not only do they offer high-quality protection that doesn’t involve spending a lot of money. They offer immense versatility as well. Hence, you would not need to think twice about using your hay tarps in your livestock shade structures or for meeting your temporary storage requirements.


Since the 1990s, Polytex Tarpaulins has become the supplier of choice for affordable and superior-quality tarps. We have more than 50 years of experience over three generations in the Australian fabrics industry. This knowledge has been valuable in manufacturing tarps that offer optimum value to the Australian farmer. At the same time, our products have found widespread use in other sectors as well. Many businesses in the construction, mining and industrial sectors use our tarps as warehouse divider walls or factory dividers. This attests to the high standards and quality of our tarps.

Many Options to Choose From


Polytex Tarpaulins provide ground sheets that are ideal for using in grain bunker systems. These sheets can provide dependable and cost effective protection for your grain. They can protect you from grain loss as well as contamination. You could consider utilising our bird control netting to enhance the functionality of your hay tarps. This netting will drape over and protect your grain from bird attacks effectively.

It is worth mentioning that several grain dealers and farmers alike use our harvest grain covers for securing their agricultural produce. We use only top-quality industrial fabrics for manufacturing our hay and grain tarps. In particular, we use fabrics from renowned brands such as Canvacon, Landmark and Tarpee in our tarps. This heightens the durability and versatility of our products. For instance, you could use our tarps to secure your grains during the harvest season. Thereafter, you could consider using them as shelter covers or warehouse divider walls as well.

With our grain storage tarps, you’ll easily be able to enhance your onsite storage capacity. At the same time, you will not need to sink a significant sum of money towards purchasing tarps either. With our tarps, you’ll be able to convert vast areas into effective onsite storage facilities for meeting your temporal needs.

Tarps are increasingly coming into use in a myriad of applications. Whether you need them to secure your harvest or as eco shelters or pig shelters, you need high-quality tarps that offer you the best value for your money. By making your purchases from Polytex, you can rest assured about the durability and versatility of your purchases. With over 50 years of experience in the fabric industry, we can give you tarps that best suit your needs. We specialise in fabricating long, large covers and bulk production runs for various tarps as well. As such, you can expect to receive your tarps in the least possible amount of time. Check out our entire range of products here.

Use High-Quality Truck Tarpaulins to Safeguard Your Business Assets and Cargo

Grain bunker tarps and hay tarps are easy to spot all over Australia. These tarps are invaluable for farmers, especially during the harvest season. Not many farmers can afford to set up permanent storage structures for storing their agricultural produce. Leaving them out in the open could leave them exposed to the elements. Alternatively, leaving the crops uncovered could render them susceptible to attacks by rats and other kinds of pests. In either scenario, leaving your grain or hay uncovered could nullify months of hard labour.

But, tarps do not merely come into use in the agricultural sector. They are invaluable in industries and factories as well. If you have a large expanse of space and want to partition it, you might consider the merits of erecting a wall. However, a wall will be inconvenient if your requirements are temporary in nature. In this scenario, tarps can be very handy. You could use them to create factory dividers or warehouse divider walls. Thereafter, once you have accomplished your objectives, you could easily remove these tarps and put them away for subsequent use.

At Polytex Tarpaulins, we specialise in manufacturing big tarpaulins to suit a myriad of applications. Our products are ideal for use in the agricultural, industrial, mining and transportation sectors. The high quality and versatility of our tarpaulins makes them ideal for use as livestock shade structures in farms. At the same time, you could use them to meet your temporary warehousing needs as well.

People in the transportation sector, often use flatbed trucks and other vehicles for transporting goods and other cargo. Some individuals transport their property by trucks as well. In either instance, large and small materials can easily fly out of the back of the truck when the truck is in motion. This will naturally result in the loss of materials or cargo. The material will invariably end up littering the roads. Even worse, it could end up hitting vehicles and motorists that are directly behind the truck too.