The UNICEF/UNHCR Reinforced Plastic Tarpaulin is a 5 x 4 m woven high density polyethylene tarpaulin featuring nylon ropes and plastic eyelets to secure the tarpaulin.
This product is mass-produced in Dubai by NRS Relief following UNHCR/UNICEF Standard
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain a quote of the product from NRS Relief
Distributions to Date Status
The company produces and distributes Woven Flexible Tarpaulin since the decade of 1980, and there is not a registry of how many of this product have been distributed so far. However, the manufacturer estimated that around 100,000 were distributed in the last years Interview with manufacturer
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Internal volume (m³)
Woven high density black polyethylene (HDPE) fibers, warp x weft, laminated on both sides with low density polyethylene (LDPE) coating.
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- UNHCR/UNICEF standard
- Fire retardant (optional)*, waterproof, rotproof and UV-resistant
- Reinforced plastic tarpaulin in 4m x 5m sheet or 4m x 50m roll developed by international research project and designed for long outdoor use in all climates
- Made of woven high density black polyethylene (HDPE) fibers, warp x weft, laminated on both sides with low density polyethylene (LDPE) coating
- Highly recommended for family shelter protection
There is no technical support provided and users are expected to maintain the product on their own.
2 year lifespan in tropical climate with maximum sun exposure. No warranty or disposal information.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Vetted Performance Status
Complementary Technical Systems
The reinforced plastic tarpaulin system is intended to drape/stretch over an erected structure - one built by the associated relief organization or the user.
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Compliance with regulations
The manufacturer's technical specifications report the product complies with different standards for tensile strength, tear strength, UV resistance and fire risk.