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Tarpaulin Sheets Market

Tarpaulin Sheets Market By Product Type (Insulated Tarps, Hoarding Tarps, Truck Tarps), Material (Polyethylene, Poly Vinyl Chloride, Polyamide), Product Weight (Less than 100 GSM, 100-300 GSM, 300-600 GSM, Above 600 GSM), Lamination Type (Up to 2 Layers, 3 Layers Laminate, 4 Layers Laminate, Above 4 Layers) & Region – Forecast 2021 – 2031

Tarpaulin Sheets Market By Product Type (Insulated Tarps, Hoarding Tarps, Truck Tarps), Material (Polyethylene, Poly Vinyl Chloride, Polyamide), Product Weight (Less than 100 GSM, 100-300 GSM, 300-600 GSM, Above 600 GSM), Lamination Type (Up to 2 Layers, 3 Layers Laminate, 4 Layers Laminate, Above 4 Layers) & Region – Forecast 2021 – 2031

Tarpaulin Sheets Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

About the Report

Tarpaulin sheets have diverse applications across many industries. It is one of the chief drivers of the tarpaulin sheets market, which is expected to remain at a steady growth trajectory between 2021 and 2031. Tarpaulin sheets are used for protecting agricultural produce and plants from the extreme weather conditions like heat, excessive rain, and others. This is expected to create conducive environment for the growth of the market over the forecast period.

In its new study, ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights (FMI) offers insights about key factors driving demand for tarpaulin sheets. The report tracks the global sales of tarpaulin sheets in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the packaging industry in general, and tarpaulin sheets in particular.

How Historical and Future Outlook for Tarpaulin Sheets Market Match Up?

In early seafaring communities, in 17th Century, sailors made waterproof clothing from tarpaulins as an act of defiance to mimic what the officers wore. Sailors used to cover canvas sheets in tar to protect goods from salt spray and water damage during transit. Also, during the World War II, British tarpaulin was supplied to the Soviet army as a part of the allied war and the soldiers were instructed to secure the tarpaulin over their tent to protect against the blast and nuclear radiations.

From the protection of cargo, the use of tarpaulin sheets started slowly increasing to other end usage such as industrial, construction, and agriculture. The usage of tarpaulin sheets in agriculture and building & construction sector is expected to drive the tarpaulin sheets market.

Water resistant property and the extraordinary strength of tarpaulin sheets owing to their ability to cover things while moving or for covering food items throughout the transit are expected to increase drive growth. Also, need to protect manufactured products or equipment for a longer time from the changing weather conditions has resulted to increase in the demand for tarpaulin sheets in the manufacturing sector. Besides this, nowadays farmers have started using tarpaulin sheets to protect their crops/produce from the extreme weather conditions and pests. According to FMI’s analysis, sales of tarpaulin sheets increased 1.1 times during 2013 and 2020

Tarpaulin sheets are largely used for the protection and the transportation applications. Also, the flexibility of tarpaulin sheets, their extraordinary tensile strength, and ease help manufacturers to store their goods/products safely and offer protection in all weather conditions despite of any damage to the goods/products.

High quality tarpaulin sheets are made up of water resistant or waterproof material such as canvas or polyester, coated with polyurethane, or polyethylene which has got excellent flexibility and tensile strength. This makes tarpaulin durable and long lasting. Agriculture, building & construction, and logistics & storage are expected to hold the maximum share in the tarpaulin sheets market during the forecast period. Also, increase in the import-export activities among the various regions have been fuelling the demand.

Why are Tarpaulin Sheets Sales Gaining Momentum?

Tarpaulin sheets ensures easy transportation of goods or products with excellent level of protection and safety. The rise in the demand for better protection, cost-effective, and easy to use materials to safeguard produce and containers is creating opportunities for tarpaulin sheets sales. In addition to this, the tarpaulin sheets are used in various sports activities to cover the sports ground from rains. This type is commonly called a field tarp.

As per the report, high yield margin is estimated with the prolonged use of higher value and large sized reusable tarpaulin sheets which are more cost-effective than smaller ones with shorter life spans. Driven by these factors, the global tarpaulin sheets market is estimated to expand at 4.2%, during 2021-2031.

How are Characteristics of Tarpaulin Sheets Contributing towards Sales?

Tarpaulin sheets are outstanding source of protection to safeguard goods against possible damage due to weather, dust, and dirt. Tarpaulin sheets made from polyethylene (PE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) and have excellent hardness, high temperature resistance, excellent mechanical strength, and chemical resistance. They are waterproof, antistatic, and have excellent tearing strength.

Poly vinyl chloride (PVC) tarpaulin are made from polyester filament base fabric and coated with PVC resin on both the sides of the sheet. PVC tarpaulin has excellent rain resistance when compared to the Polypropylene (PP) and PE tarpaulin sheets. Along with the coating of PVC resin, the tarpaulin sheets are also treated with the anti-fungal agent, antistatic agent and anti-aging agent, which makes them highly durable, consequen

Demand from the Storage, Warehousing & Logistics Driving Tarpaulin Sheets Sales

The rising demand from manufacturers to protect goods or products in warehouses as well as in the logistics, i.e. during the in-transit is the key growth driver. Besides this, during the transport of goods or products via ship, roads or railways, tarpaulin sheets act as an excellent protection to the products/goods.

According to the World Bank Organization, World Trade Summary Data in 2018, in the view of overall exports and imports, exports at US$ 20,834,690 Mn while the imports valued at US$18,875,212 Mn. In the view of the data, the import-export and the trade activities between the different regions across the globe has considerably increased, creating lucrative scope for the expansion of the market.

Will Increasing Agricultural Uses Drive Sales?

According to the World Bank Organization in 2016, 65% of the poor working people make their living through agriculture. The World Bank Organization also identifies agriculture as a crucial factor contributing to the economic growth. In 2018, agriculture accounted for 4% of global gross domestic product (GDP) and also in some developing countries it accounted for more than 25% of the GDP.

Expansion of agricultural activities will therefore create a conducive environment for tarpaulin sheets sales globally. The ones used in the agriculture sector are generally made from Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC). These sheets have anti-fungal and anti-static properties which have been aiding the increasing agricultural applications.

Tarpaulin sheets are used to cover crops from weather and environmental changes like extreme rains or extreme heat which can destroy the crops or the produce. Also, apart from the protection to the crops, the tarpaulin sheets are also used to protect the agricultural machinery in the farm.

Country-wise Insights

How Big Is the Opportunity in India?

According to the FMI, India almost contributed 15% of the global tarpaulin sheets demand in the year 2020. Based on this, India is forecast to continue offering attractive opportunities for the growth of the market through the course of the forecast period. Agricultural activities are primary source of income for a majority of India, living across in rural areas.

Also, it is a key contributor towards the country’s GDP growth. With investment in improving agricultural activities consistently increasing, the demand for tarpaulin sheets will rise. Besides agriculture, the building and construction sector is also increasing with rapid increase in the population, which will act as a growth factor for the tarpaulin sheets market in India.  

Why are Key Players Are Investing in China Market?

China is the largest consumer of tarpaulin sheets packaging formats. This growth is anticipated to continue due to the increasing production and sales of chemical products like Polypropylene (PE), Polyethylene (PE) or Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) that are used to manufacture the tarpaulin sheets.

As per European Chemical Industry Council, China is the largest producer of chemicals in 2019. This makes China an ideal market for manufacturing tarpaulin sheets, without incurring heavy expenditure. Expansion of the chemical industry has therefore sealed China’s position as a lucrative market for tarpaulin sheets.

Why is the U.S. at the Forefront of Tarpaulin Sheets?

Technological advancements, increase in the trading activities, and presence of well-established industries are the key factors supporting the expansion of tarpaulin market in the U.S.

This market is expected to create incremental revenue opportunity of nearly US$ 346.9 Mn, by the end of 2031. The expansion of the automobile industry will boost the tarpaulin sheets market in the coming years. Also, continuous growth in the building & construction activities are anticipated to create lucrative growth opportunities for the tarpaulin sheets market in coming years.

How are Tarpaulin Sheets Making Their Place in Japan Market?

Japan being one of the leading producers of automobiles offers impressive prospects for the sales of tarpaulin sheets. Besides this, presence of tarpaulin sheets manufacturers like Hui Quan Plastic Tarpaulin, Nissei Corporation and others are have been giving tailwinds to growth registered in Japan.

Why is the U.K. Considered an Attractive Market for Tarpaulin Sheets?

The U.K. is expected to remain a leading market for tarpaulin sheets during next decade. This growth is attributed to the increasing production of plastic in the country. As per PlasticsEurope – a European Trade Association, total plastic production in European countries is accounted for 61.8 Mn tones in 2018.

The U.K. holds major share in the plastic production due to the presence of well-established key players. Increasing production of plastic is expected to create exponential growth opportunities for tarpaulin sheet manufacturers in coming years. Therefore, the U.K. market is estimated to create significant revenue generating opportunity of US$ 20 Mn, by 2031 year end.

Category-wise Insights

What’s the Market Share of 3 layers laminate of Tarpaulin Sheets?

The 3 layers laminate tarpaulin sheets are expected to account for over more than 45% of the global tarpaulin sheets market. The segment is anticipated to rise by 1.6 bps of present market stake in the coming years. As per FMI, this growth is forecast to continue owing to increase in application in the transportation of the goods or products especially in the transport of cargo goods and products.

Why Are 300 to 600 GSM Tarpaulin Sheets Gaining Traction?

By product weight, 300 to 600 GSM tarpaulin sheets are very strong and durable in nature, and can protect goods from heavy rain and wind. Also, they are used in various applications like protection of crops or agricultural produce, to cover an entire football field, and others.

They are easy to carry and provide ease of handling, which is why this category is gaining notable traction. The trend will continue in the coming years.

Which is Preferred Tarpaulin Sheets Type?

UV protected tarps are expected to remain high in demand. This is because they are resistant to the UV rays as they block UVA and UVB rays. These sheets offer better protection from the extreme sunlight, especially during summer, as compared with the other tarps.

UV protected tarps are used to protect the sunlight sensitive products, which can easily get damaged by the extreme exposure to sunlight. On the other hand, the demand for hoarding and insulated tarps is expected to rise at nearly 80-100 bps change in the comparison with the value share in the previous year.

Who is the Leading End User of Tarpaulin Sheets?

Tarpaulin sheets are mostly preferred for the agriculture purpose, in order to protect crops, hay, straws, farm machineries and other elements from the external environment. Therefore, this segment held nearly 27% value share in the global market, in 2020. On the other side, demand for these sheets will consistently rise in the building & construction and Storage & warehouses.

Competitive Landscape

Players are focusing on manufacturing the durable tarpaulin sheets with strong tensile strength which will serve various applications. Also, some of the manufacturers are focusing on manufacturing the recyclable tarpaulin sheets to maintain the sustainability.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • Puyoung Industrial Corporation, Ltd.
  • Fulin Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.,
  • Zhejiang Msd New Material Co., Ltd.,
  • Veer Plastics Private Limited
  • Tan Dai Hung Plastic J.S.CO.
  • KSA Polymer
  • C&H Vina Co., Ltd
  • Qingdao Gyoha En-tech Co., Ltd.,
  • Shantou Wanneng Industrial Co., Ltd.,
  • Tu Phuong Tarpaulin Factory
  • Maha Shakti Polycoat Pvt. Ltd.
  •  Tara Trade Link Private Limited
  • Cunningham Covers
  •  J Clemishaw 1870 Ltd

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of the Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for value and tonnes for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, East Europe, West Europe, APEJ, Japan, Middle East & Africa.

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, BENELUX, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, India, ASEAN, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa.

Key Segments Covered

Product Type, Material, Product Weight, Lamination Type End use, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • KSA Polymer
  • Tu Phuong Tarpaulin Factory
  • K-Tarp Vina Co., Ltd.
  • Vietnam Hoa Ha Co., Ltd.
  • Fulin Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.
  • C&H Vina Co., Ltd.
  • Puyoung Industrial Corporation, Ltd
  • Qingdao Gyoha En-tech Co., Ltd
  • Gia Loi Joint Stock Company
  • Veer Plastics Private Limited
  • Bag Poly International Pvt. Ltd
  • Maha Shakti Polycoat Pvt. Ltd
  • Tara Trade Link Private Limited
  • Canadian Tarpaulin Manufacturers Ltd.
  • Cunningham Covers
  • J Clemishaw 1870 Ltd.
  • Tarpaulins Direct (UK) Limited
  • Rhino UK
  • Del Tarpaulins Ltd.
  • Telford Tarpaulins
  • Polytex S.A
  • A & B Canvas Australia
  • Darling Downs Tarpaulins
  • Marson Industries Pty Ltd
  • JK Plastopack Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dolphin Impex
  • Rainproof Exports Pvt. Ltd
  • Zhejiang Msd New Material Co., Ltd.
  • Shantou Wanneng Industrial Co., Ltd
  • Qingdao SG Global Packaging Co., Ltd

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Tarpaulin Sheets Market by Category

Product Type

  • Insulated Tarps
  • Hoarding Tarps
  • Truck Tarps
  • UV Protected Tarps
  • Sports Tarps
  • Mesh Tarps
  • Others


  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  • Polyamide (PA)
  • Canvas

Product Weight:

  • Less than 100 GSM
  • Between 100-300 GSM
  • Between 300-600 GSM
  • Above 600 GSM

 Lamination Type:

  • Up to 2 Layers
  • 3 Layers Laminate
  • 4 Layers Laminate
  • Above 4 Layers

End Use

  • Agriculture
  • Building & Construction
  • Automobiles
  • Storage, Warehousing & Logistics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • APEJ
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

Which is the most lucrative market for tarpaulin sheets?

APEJ currently leads the global market for tarpaulin sheets market. Sales in China will account for over 60% of total demand throughout the forecast period.
3 layered lamination tarpaulin sheets are highly sought-after. However up to 2 layered laminated tarpaulin sheet segment is estimated to showcase a higher rate of growth.
Tarpaulin sheets are extremely tough and resistant towards environmental changes. They are used both during transportation and for covering cars or other vehicles. Besides these, their demand is rising for application in the agriculture sector.
Some of the leading companies offering Tarpaulin Sheets are, Puyoung Industrial Corporation, Ltd., Fulin Plastic Industry Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Msd New Material Co., Ltd., Veer Plastics Private Limited, Tan Dai Hung Plastic J.S.CO. and among others.
Building & construction industry and agriculture sector are currently exhibiting considerably high demand for tarpaulin sheets.

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