Updated on June 7, 2021


Created on October 21, 2020

Blue FEMA-Spec’d Tarps

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Blue FEMA-Spec’d Tarps are designed for temporary human shelter and emergency roof sheeting.

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Product Description

Blue FEMA-Spec’d Tarps designed by Reltex are made with polyethylene and designed for temporary human shelter and emergency roof sheeting. The tarps are manufactured to the standards and specifications established by the International Technical Committee (ITC), a consortium made up of members from the UNHCR, UNICEF, ICRC, IFRC, OXFAM, MSF and other NGOs.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations


Manufacturing/Building Method

To produce the taps high-density polyethylene black fiber fabric is woven and laminated on both sides with low-density coating.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product from Reltex.

Distributions to Date Status


Intended number of occupants (#)


Speed of assembly


Footprint area (m²)

6.1 x 7.6 m2

Internal volume (m³)


Material composition

Woven polyethylene

Lifespan (years)

5 years

Flammable Flash Point Temperature (°C)

115 °C

Maximum snow load (kg/m²)


Maximum wind speed (km/h)


Suitable climates

Designed for long outdoor use in all climates

Design Specifications

Blue FEMA-Spec’d Tarps is packaged in a cardboard box with two 30.5 m lengths of 250 kg test parachute cord. The size is 0.5 m x 0.635 m, the weight is 3.2 kg, the packaged size is 61.0 x 45.7 x 7.6 cm3, the material is woven polyethylene 8 x 8, 800 Denier, the thickness: 0.127 mm, and the edging: Non-corrosive grommets at corners and minimum of 7.2 cm on center on edges.  

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components


Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Fire retardant, waterproof, rotproof and UV-resistant

Vetted Performance Status




Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

Reltex was actively involved in the design and implementation of the new UN specified plastic sheeting as validated by the International Technical Committee (ITC). The ITC consists of members from the UNHCR, IFRC, ICRC, Oxfam, UNICEF, MSF, CARE and Concern.

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