Tarpaulins or tarps are used in many ways to protect people and property from the environment (wind, rain and sunlight). They are generally made from a textile (natural or synthetic – often polyester) covered/impregnated with a polymeric (PE, PVC, PU) compound. They can be water-impermeable or just a screen (mesh) against wind and sun.
Sibelco’s mineral filler ATH is used in this application as it improves the durability of the tarps. Secondly ATH also makes the tarp flame-retardant.