The importance of quality materials matters.

When going caravaning or camping one of the key things that the traveler needs is, protection against the elements. To underestimate the value of a high quality industrial fabric which will probably be waterproof canvas, Polyethylene or PVC fabric is to potentially lead to a problem during your holiday.

Let’s take a closer look at these fabrics:

1. Australian made waterproof canvas

This fabric has been manufactured and sold for generations and is arguably the best quality canvas in the world. Designed to be breathable and long-lasting it is an ideal product for larger camping tents and caravan annexes as well as pop-up camper trailers. With a base cloth that is generally made from a polyester/cotton blend of yarn, the fabric is made in a variety of weights from around 350 gsm (grams per square metre) to around 600 gsm. The special chemical finishes used to complete the fabric are designed to allow for the fabric to breathe while allowing you to stay ‘bone dry’ even under fairly extreme weather conditions outside. There are also mould and mildew inhibitors in the formulation which means that when you dry the fabric out and store it away it will be ready to go as good as new when you undertake your next holiday away.

2. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

When it comes to caravan or camping fabric then PVC is seen everywhere – particularly when you are spending time in a caravan park or on a long-distance sojourn. Usually, the PVC is comprised of a polyester base fabric which is then coated or laminated with a PVC layer on top and bottom. These PVC fabrics are particularly popular for caravan awnings and annexe walls. Being totally synthetic they are easy to clean as they are impregnated with additives to make them even more resilient to mould and mildew as long as they are stored dry. PVC products also come in a large variety of colours and designs and these days caravan annexe walls can be printed on either a solid substrate or a mesh which still allows excellent sun and rain protection as well as allowing for airflow.

3. Other textiles

There are also a variety of other fabrics that are used in the caravan and camping space including polyethylene for floors, woven and coated nylons for tent flys and covers as well as various types of PVC coated mesh fabrics for windows and door flaps. Of course, if a small or medium size tarpaulin is required on your journey then this can be manufactured from a number of the above-mentioned textiles.

The final piece of the puzzle is to ask questions about the products you are buying or having made. It is most often the hidden things that are needed to make sure that your caravan or camping fabric will ‘go the distance’. In the harsh Australian weather conditions, it is critical that the fabric that you are depending on for protection is one that has been manufactured with the quality required to perform in our climate. Cheap products that are sold to consumers most often do not have the chemical formulation required for the product to last for many years.

What will perform in other parts of the world will not necessarily perform very well here in our tough Australian climate. If a fabric is cheap then there is a good reason for that and that it is probably not quite up to the standard required. Products that have stood the test of time and that have been produced and sold into the Australian market for many years have done so for a reason and that should not be underestimated.

Most people look forward to their holidays away and being out in the elements is one of the pure joys for many people. You do not want your holiday ruined when your protection does not perform as you desire. Caravan and camping fabrics made and used for Australian conditions will always give you a great experience.

 

Custom Fabricated Liners, Tarpaulins and Covers Made In Australia Since 1968.

Fluid containment liners can be made in a wide variety of industrial fabrics, the important thing is to choose the correct material for the job.

Having been in operation since 1968, Marson Industries Australia has manufactured hundreds of thousands of varying types of Tarpaulins, Covers & Liners. This rich experience in industrial fabric knowledge allows us to offer a turn-key solution for a long lasting Liner, Tarp or Cover.

Over the years we have seen companies use the incorrect material to contain harsh or toxic fluids, for example Jet-Fuel. Jet Fuel liners require a specialised thermoplastic that resists fabric delamination and failure.

One current project we are working on is for a Helicopter refuelling company located in remote Western Australia. The customer required a jet fuel bund liner to eliminate spills within the holding bay where the fuel drums are stored.

The ideal solution was to use XR5 (8130) PVC/Elvaloy. Whilst a more expensive material, XR5 has been tested and used in Jet-Fuel containment for many years and comes with laboratory testing certificates.

The use of a standard PVC (600 to 900gsm) would have nearly halved the cost of the liners, but the compatibility of standard PVC with Jet-Fuel is low. The jet-fuel when in contact with standard PVC will begin eating away at the plastic coating very quickly and ultimately render the PVC liner inoperable.

All our liners are fully welded via a combination of Hot-Air & Hi-Frequency Welding. This manufacturing technique allows for a very strong fluid tight seal, eliminating leaks.

Materials we use can vary in weights, thickness and composition. Tarps, Liners and covers can be made in Industrial fabrics such as, Seaman Corp XR3 or XR5, Aqua mark Polypropylene, Canvacon Polyethylene, Tarpee Polyethylene, Titan FC9/900GSM Reinforced PVC, Fumathene PE or Fumatex PVC.

Being the cheapest is not our company focus, we believe in manufacturing Tarps, Covers and Liners with the highest quality at a fair and reasonable price. Investing in a quality Marson made industrial textile product will be beneficial for you and your company.

 

 

 

Geomembrane Spill Bunds & Containment Liner Tarps

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The use of flexible fabrics for the containment of fuels, chemicals and fluids is becoming more and more popular due to its relatively low cost and ease of transport to remote sites.

Flexible liners, also called Spill Bunding, Berms, Geomembrane or Floor Tarps/Tarpaulins are custom made in our Melbourne facility and transported to any location worldwide, allowing the end user to quickly deploy and install.

Once the liners have been correctly installed they provide a 100% impermeable barrier, eliminating dangerous and polluting chemicals, fuels or fluids from contaminating the surrounding area, drains, rivers or groundwater.

The correct choice in Liner material is paramount so that the contained liquid does not damage the fabric. Industrial Liner material such as XR5 PVC/Elvaloy offers exceptional chemical and fuel resistance, Superior UV-Resistance, Low Thermal Expansion and Contraction, Superior Tensile and punctures resistance and has a thickness of 30.0mm/1017GSM. Marson Industries Australia P/L have for many years used and recommended XR5 for a wide range of containment applications such as  mining locations in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, Fuel containment and environmental protection in Afghanistan.

Many companies will take shortcuts by offering alternative materials that don’t meet the specifications of XR5, some use Polypropylene which in some applications can crack due to its stiffness and high thermal expansion.  The resulting outcome causing huge costs in clean-up costs and fines. It always disappoints us when someone from our industry cuts corners to reduce cost and to secure orders. We here at Marson Industries Australia have a strict quality assurance program and material compatibility skills to offer a liner. Spill bund or tarp to surpass your requirements and expectations.

Fabrication methods also play a very big part in the way that the liner performs. There are 3 options available to correctly join and seam thermoplastic liner fabrics, they are:

  • Hot Wedge Welding:  This method relies on the thermoplastic material to pass over a 400 to 500 degree Celsius metal wedge which melts the surface coating of the fabric. The fabric then passes through two correctly positioned silicon rollers forming a perfect overlap weld, Edge seam weld, Pocket or Rope reinforced hem. We have many varying types of Hot Wedge Welders in our facility allowing us to perform many varied jobs.
  • Hot Air Welding: Another form of direct heat welding that can be used to accomplish a wide range of welds such as, Overlap and butt-seam tape welds, Webbing edge and tension strap welds, Pocket and sleeve welds and standard hem welds. This method involves a stream of super-hot air passing over the surface of the fabric melting the thermoplastic coating. Coating can be Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyvinylchloride, Polyurethane, XR5, Aeon or Hypalon as hot air works well with all plastic coated fabrics. A series of tensioned rollers made from Silicon or metal then press the two layers of fabric together forming a very reliable impermeable seal. Marson Industries Australia Pty Ltd has different types of Hot Air Welders in our factory to cater for a wide range of applications such as Liners, Tarps and Covers. We offer both stationary Hot Air Welding and Hot Air Floor Welders and are fully computer controlled to ensure a quality assured result.
  • High Frequency Welding: Marson Industries Australia Pty Ltd has a varied range of HF welding machines to perform a wide range of welding styles. High Frequency Welding uses Radio Frequency waves emitted between a bottom welding platen and top welding bar or die. The radio Frequency wave in turn melts the coating of the material and allows it to be pressure sealed. The styles of weld can vary greatly from flat or serrated bar welding in widths of 5mm up to 100mm or die welding of various shapes for corner reinforcing, tie lugs, Valves, Handles and plugs. High frequency welding can be used on Polyvinylchloride and Polyurethane coated fabrics only.

Once we have completed manufacturing our range of liquid containment liners and bunds they go through a strict quality control procedure. This ensures that all welds are checked for leaks, imperfections and blemishes. Staff then double check all measurements and will then perform the correct packaging technique.

Liquid Containment Liners, Tarpaulins, Spill Containment Bunds, Pillow Tanks, Water Bladders and PVC Covers all require specific packaging to allow the end user trouble free and quick installation.

The end destination also plays a big part in packaging, we offer full export grade heat treated wooded pallets, Cases and Crates for Liners being sent clients overseas. We make sure no sharp edges come in contact with the Liner Fabric during transit.

Many of our Tarpaulins, Liners and Fuel Bunding is sent via Air-Freight,  so we here at Marson Industries Australia put in place our Air-Cargo procedure to ensure all goods pass through customs without any issues.

We are able to package full 20ft and 40ft Shipping Containers for extremely large Liners and Tarps to almost any port around the globe. You name it and chances are we have sent it there!

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