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Which GSM is Better for Tarpaulin?

Choosing the right GSM (grams per square meter) for a tarpaulin is crucial to ensure it meets the demands of your specific application. Welpack Industries Pvt. Ltd. offers a wide range of HDPE tarpaulins, from 90GSM to 425GSM. Let’s explore what each GSM grade means and which one might be the best fit for your needs.

Understanding GSM in Tarpaulins

GSM refers to the weight of the tarpaulin fabric per square meter. Higher GSM indicates a thicker, heavier, and generally more durable material. Here’s a breakdown of the GSM options offered by Welpack Industries Pvt. Ltd. and their typical applications:

  • 90GSM and 95GSM HDPE Tarpaulin:
    • Characteristics: Lightweight and easy to handle.
    • Best For: Temporary coverings, light-duty uses such as protecting furniture, seasonal agricultural uses, and DIY projects.
  • 120GSM HDPE Tarpaulin:
    • Characteristics: Still lightweight but with better durability than 90GSM.
    • Best For: General-purpose covers, protecting garden furniture, and moderate weather protection.
  • 150GSM HDPE Tarpaulin:
    • Characteristics: Balanced durability and flexibility.
    • Best For: Medium-duty applications such as covering market stalls, event spaces, and temporary roofing.
  • 170GSM HDPE Tarpaulin:
    • Characteristics: Heavier and more robust, providing better protection against harsher conditions.
    • Best For: Uses that require stronger material but still need some flexibility, like construction site covers.
  • 200GSM HDPE Tarpaulin:
    • Characteristics: Durable and suitable for more demanding tasks.
    • Best For: Construction sites, long-term outdoor storage, and as a base for outdoor events.
  • 250GSM HDPE Tarpaulin:
    • Characteristics: Heavy-duty with excellent tear resistance.
    • Best For: Industrial applications, heavy-duty transportation covers, and long-term weather protection.
  • 300GSM to 425GSM HDPE Tarpaulin:
    • Characteristics: The heaviest and most durable options available.
    • Best For: Extreme weather conditions, military uses, large-scale industrial covers, and any application requiring the highest level of durability and protection.

Choosing the Right GSM for Your Needs

To select the best GSM for your tarpaulin, consider the following factors:

  • Purpose: Determine what you need the tarpaulin for. Light-duty tasks can be managed with lower GSM, while heavy-duty and industrial uses require higher GSM.
  • Weather Conditions: For exposure to harsh weather, including high winds and heavy rain, a higher GSM tarpaulin will provide better protection and longevity.
  • Frequency of Use: For frequent handling and use, a mid-range GSM (150GSM to 200GSM) provides a balance between durability and ease of use.
  • Budget: Higher GSM tarpaulins are more expensive, but they offer better durability and longer life, making them cost-effective in the long run.

Why Choose Welpack Industries Pvt. Ltd.?

At Welpack Industries Pvt. Ltd., we offer a comprehensive range of tarpaulin GSM options to ensure that you find the perfect match for your needs. As a prominent manufacturer our tarpaulins are made from high-quality HDPE, ensuring durability, strength, and reliability across all GSM grades.


The best GSM for your tarpaulin depends on your specific needs. For light-duty tasks, lower GSM tarpaulins (90GSM to 120GSM) are adequate. For medium to heavy-duty applications, consider mid-range GSM (150GSM to 250GSM). For the most demanding uses, higher GSM tarpaulins (300GSM to 425GSM) offer the best performance and longevity.