Billboard Vinyls Repurposed as Tarp Material

January 12, 2011 05:08 AM

Recycled advertising billboard vinyls are being repurposed as tarp material by Repurposed Materials Inc. for farmers and ranchers who want to cover grass or alfalfa, make windscreens, or use them as floor covering in the barn. In addition to being a "green" tarp alternative, they are cheap and effective.

These waterproof vinyls are superheavy-duty (20 mils thick and 13 oz./yd. material) and of a heavier material than most you’d buy at the store. (The blue tarps in the large chain stores are only 5 mils thick.) And they are about 75% less expensive than store-bought tarps of similar quality.

These tarps can be seamed together with a vinyl cement to create tarps of any size desired with waterproof seams.

Prices start at $60/vinyl. Common sizes are 10'x30', 12'x42' and 14'x48'.

For more information, visit the Repurposed Materials website.

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