What is PE Fabric? Best overview of it✅

PE Fabric, also known as polyethylene fabric, is a light but durable architectural fabric. The demand for this fabric is increasing daily due to its low weight, low price, and long-lasting [15 to 23 years]. These fabrics are solid and do not stretch; they are suitable for folding camp and deck chairs, tarps, and tents.

What is PE Fabric?

PE [Polyethylene] fabric is synthetic, meaning humans created it. It is chemically resistant and water-repellent. It dries quickly and cleans well when it rains, washing dirt and other debris away. PE fabric is more translucent, absorbing up to 9% of the sun’s rays in the morning. This fabric is a cost-effective way to cover your things quickly.

What is PE fabric made of?

Polymerized polyethylene unit is used to make PE fabric. Monofilament is the most common kind, although it may also be found as a continuous woven fabric, primarily as a fiber. It is not possible to color polythene yarn. Color is added to the extrusion by the use of pigment and pigment. Polythene can come in a variety of forms.

PE fabric Properties

Fabric namePE [Polyethylene] fabric
Material of fabricPolyethylene polymer
Fabric breathabilityLow
Heat retention capabilityLow
Moisture-wicking CapabilitiesHigh
Stretch abilityMedium
Prone to bubblingLow
Washing temperaturesCold
Commonly used inHats, Clothing, Ropes, Blanket, Upholstery, tents ETC
Properties of PE Fabric


  1. Economical
  2. Better chemical resistance
  3. Low co-efficient of friction
  4. Excellent impact resistance
  5. Lightweight and also Stable
  6. Resistant to many solvents
  7. Zero water absorption
  8. Excellent wear resistance


  • PE fabrics are light but very durable fabrics that are not easily damaged.
  • PE fabrics are usually very good at resisting the harmful effects of chemicals and water.
  • This fabric resists dirt and stains, is cut and scrape resistant, and dries rapidly.
  • Due to low elasticity, it is resistant to abrasion, stretching, and other physical stressors.
  • The fabric drapes nicely and is simple to cut, weave, and process.
  • This fabric is easy to wash, and it also dries so quickly.
  • Pe fabric has excellent colorfastness; this fabric does not lose color or fade in the sun.
  • It is smooth and pleasant to the touch and does not absorb odors.


Polyethylene fabric is robust and does not shrink, making them ideal for tarps, tents, and foldable camp and deck chairs. Polyethylene and polypropylene fibers are commonly found in olefin carpets. Protective suits for persons dealing with biological or chemical dangers are composed of high-density polyethylene, which resists cuts and rips and is resistant to water and airborne pollutants. Gardening mulch is made of black polyethylene cloth, which hides light from weeds while allowing moisture to pass through its weave.

PE VS PVC Fabric

PE VS PVC Fabric

Fabrics made of PE and PVC are ideal for a wide range of applications. Both types of cloth are robust and long-lasting, and they’re made to function effectively when appropriately tensioned. Most of the difficulties connected with previous fabric constructions, such as overstressing the fabric, are avoided by keeping the cloth tensioned both vertically and horizontally.

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