UN/IFRC Woven Flexible Tarpaulin
UN/IFRC Woven Flexible Tarpaulin: A 4m x 6m (60m for multiple use) woven plastic tarp, used as a temporary reliable shelter or personal protection.
Kosovo, India, Afghanistan. Reltex recently built a manufacturing facility in Nairobi, Kenya, with intentions to begin mass distribution in Africa.
Reltex, with NGOs and government agencies.
$16.00 USD (CHF 15.00)
Goal 3: Aims to provide short term protection from the dangers of exposure to rain and sun.
Families and individuals whose homes have been damaged as a result of disasters or conflicts.
Reltex accepts orders if one calls their sales team, sends an email to email@example.com, or fill outs the ‘quick quote’ form on their website.
3,500,000 as of 2013.
– High density polyethylene black fibers.
– Laminated on both sides with low density polyethylen coating.
– Reinforced with 6 bands of 7.5 cm width with woven black HDPE fibers and coated outside.
– Water, rot, and soil fauna resistant.
– Temperature resistant from -20° to +80°C
– Flammability flash point over 200°C
Standard width of 4 meters.
Lengths of 5 meters are common, though available in 50 to 60 meter rolls for multiple uses.
Weight (kg): .17 – .21
Reltex used to offer offers a number of products that serve as patch systems for windows and roofs, though the links have since been removed.
The Red Cross estimates a life span of 2 years minimum in the strongest tropical condition.
The material can be used as second hand raw materials when they are no longer fit for a shelter. Many secondary usages have been observed, such as bags for recycled waste collection, car tarpaulins, raincoats, personal bags, etc.
This product was developed in an inter-organisation research project, has has been deployed throughout the globe, and has become a standard tool in addressing emergency response conditions.
International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies, United Nations.
Refugee Shelter Research Cooperation, Danish Refugee Council.
that “[Our] sheeting and tarpaulins which are produced in our ISO 9002 certified factory are regularly tested and validated by a recognised laboratory to ensure that our sheeting continues to meet the high standards which have been set by the [International Technical Committee]”.
Summary of Tests and Results
Tests include: strength, elongation, and denier of tapes; film thickness measurement; uncoated roll weighing; stress test; machine run tensile strength measurement; strength, elongation, and delamination test; final size measurements.
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