What is PLANOFIL®?
Our PLANOFIL® tarpaulin fabric is a real all-rounder. With its special eco-friendly PU coating and the strong ripstop woven structure, it provides perfect, certified protection. For instance, PLANOFIL® is extremely abrasion-resistant, tear-resistant, waterproof, weather-resistant and UV-resistant (UPF 50+). In five out of thirteen functional categories tested, PLANOFIL® is the sole market leader (including tear propagation resistance, water column, Bundesmann beading effect), and in a further six categories (including UV protection, abrasion resistance, spray test) we are also at the absolute pinnacle.
Our tarpaulin material is ultra-lightweight. At 190 g/m2, PLANOFIL® is one of the lightest fabrics of its kind, and can be folded to a small size for storage. Even when used for its primary application as a protective covering for boats or ships, this is still a major advantage. Compared to other materials, PLANOFIL® is also significantly more UV-resistant, absorbs virtually no moisture and keeps its shape even when wet. Furthermore, our tarpaulin is especially easy to handle: Thanks to the textile underside, PLANOFIL® glides with little effort over all surfaces. And thanks to a specially formulated water-repellent finish, cleaning is no hassle either. Even stubborn dirt is usually washed off the tarpaulin the next time it rains.
Upholsterers and boat builders also value how good PLANOFIL® is to work with, because it is flexible and easy to handle.