Insulation and building lining made of polyethelene fabrics


Polyethelene fabric is waterproof, windproof, easy to install and is a low cost solution for weatherproofing crops and machinery; however it is also now being used increasingly for insulation in poultry farms and piggeries, and as an insulated building lining for warehouses, storerooms and factories.

The fabric is highly versatile and can be seamlessly welded to create building lining and covers of all shapes and sizes. Polyethelene fabric - often called polyfabric or P.U Fabric - is robust and hard wearing and does not stretch making it well suited to the job. It resists cuts and tears and provides protection from dust, water and wind. It is easy to clean, hygienic and resists the growth of mould and mildew.

Polyethelyne fabric is manufactured using a polyester or Nylon mesh as a base, to which polyethylene is added to produce a flexible and strong fabric, of various thicknesses depending on the intended use. To make building lining to insulate warehouses and storage facilities, a filler material is fixed to one side of the fabric, with a polyethylene layer sealing the filler material inside. The building lining can be fixed over aluminium or steel cladding to reduce heat loss, more than making up for the cost in the savings that can be made in heating bills, and is often more cost effective than traditional insulation methods.

One of the main advantages other than cost, is the ease at which the material can be installed and removed as conditions dictate. This makes it ideally suited for use as thermal covers for piggeries and poultry farms. During the winter, thermal covers can be easily installed to improve heat retention, yet can be taken down and conveniently folded and stored during the warmer months.

In addition to providing excellent insulation as a building lining, the material is equally good for acoustic control. Sections of similar fabric can be installed in the workplace to separate noisy areas and to reduce vibrations.

Since polyethylene fabric is fully waterproof and lightweight, thin sheets can be used to protect grain and cotton from pests and weather damage. Sections can be produced which can be joined on-site making it ideal for use as dam liners.

Plastic dam liners can be laid on a pre-prepared smooth surface that has been cleared of sharp objects and will provide a permanent waterproof seal, making it ideal for use in agriculture. One of the most important cost saving applications is repairing leaking dams, ponds and irrigation ditches.

Rather than identify the source of the leak and making costly repairs, plastic dam liners can be used to line the dam and create a fully waterproof barrier. After a thin layer of topsoil has been laid over the lining, the dam can then be refilled and the lining will be protected from UV light, creating a permanent waterproof barrier.

This highly versatile product is ideal for a wide range of industrial, agricultural and commercial projects, and provided the fabric has been treated to resist degradation from UV light, will provide many years of protection from the elements and can help to make a workplace for comfortable for employees.