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A Tarp Strap for Every Application

Every application that requires a tarp strap has specific demands and requirements to fulfill. At Universal Polymer & Rubber, we offer three levels of tarp straps to correspond with your specifications: GOLDLINE ®, standard mid-range line, and retail line.

Each of our tarp strap levels varies in strength and characteristics for trucking, boating, recreational outdoor pursuits, and more. A note that all tarp straps are intended for use as tension devices for tarpaulins; they are not made to bear or support weight, or be used as cargo control.

Here is a brief guide to UP&R’s three levels of tarp straps to help you understand their capabilities:

GOLDLINE® 

GOLDLINE ® represents our top-of-the-line, premier tarp strap, particularly when it comes to strength and durability. Our GOLDLINE ® straps have been continually developing and improving since the early 1970s, and they are now a staple within the U.S. transportation industry.

UP&R’s proprietary rubber compound and manufacturing process that produce GOLDLINE® straps make for a high-strength, dependable tarp strap with excellent waterproofing capabilities. These inherent qualities make it ideal for the trucking industry, where reliability and unparalleled service are a must for heavy, long-term use.

Trucking

Standard Mid-Range Line

Transportation, marine and boating, and other applications with less stringent requirements tarp strap will find a great fit in UP&R’s mid-range line of straps.

The mid-range level of tarp straps is available in a variety of lower price points, and includes our trademarked SILVERLINE ELITE® to AMERIPRIDE® straps. They are ideally suited for moderate usage with the durability to hold tarps down without issue. UP&R mid-range straps are our more cost-effective solutions and offer great performance.

Boating/marine

Retail Line

Our retail line of tarp straps is ideal for recreational tarpaulin users. These straps are our slimmest straps and are better suited for applications that do not require heavy duty use, such as covering campfire pits or shielding boats from the elements at the dock or on open waters.

Our retail line also works well for recreational weekend expeditions or hobbies that call for a tarp, and are available at affordable price points.

Recreational/camping

The Strap for Your Application

For almost half a century, Universal Polymer & Rubber has helped customers find the right tarp strap for their application’s requirements. Whether it’s a heavy-duty tarp strap for constant use or an affordable option for less stringent demands, the UP&R team is committed to providing you with first-rate service, timeliness, and quality every single time.

To learn more about our tarp solutions and find a tarp strap that works best for your needs, contact us today.

Introducing AMERIPRIDE Tarp Straps from UP&R

UP&R is excited to introduce our latest product for the trucking industry: AMERIPRIDE Tarp straps. Made in the USA, the AMERIPRIDE line continues the tradition of our GOLDLINE and SILVERLINE Tarp straps, which have been a standard for the trucking industry since the 1970s. Tarps are vital for truckers to keep their cargo safe from weather and other environmental hazards, and AMERIPRIDE straps will help meet your tarp tie down needs.

Made of EPDM in our Middlefield OH facility, the AMERIPRIDE strap has excellent UV and Ozone resistance. The AMERIPRIDE tarp strap is available at an affordable price for use in the trucking, transportation, recreational vehicle, and marine industries. Remaining flexible across a variety of climates, these straps will perform their task of holding down tarps. Available in sizes of 10”, 15”, 21”, 31”, and 41”, they come 50 pieces to a boxed and can be shipped to any location. Delivered with S hooks that are manufactured in house directly from wire coils, UP&R is proud to offer a product that is completely Made in the USA.

Also this year from March 23-25, we will be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. This show is the largest heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world, with over 70,000 attendees, and 1,000+ exhibitors from the United States and abroad. An annual event for the trucking industry to come together and showcase new products and ideas, this is a can’t miss show. Be sure to visit us at booth #69128 for one of the first opportunities to get a look at our AMERIPRIDE Tarp straps. Our product specialists will also be available to answer any questions about our products and services.

For more information on our AMERIPRIDE Tarp straps and how they can assist in your tarp tie down requirements, contact us.

The American Manufacturing Industry and Manufacturing Day

The manufacturing industry is very important to the American economy.  It is a provider of jobs and goods that the country needs.  In recent years there has been a push to promote the importance of manufacturing and make sure that the youth of America know that it is a viable career option.  This first led to the creation of Manufacturing Day, which is held on the first Friday of October, which has then grown to celebrating the manufacturing industry all throughout the month of October!

Made in AMERICA

The goal of Manufacturing Day is to celebrate the modern manufacturing industry, and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  Throughout the country events are held at manufacturing facilities where student groups and the public can come in and tour the facility.  On these tours they will get to see first-hand the manufacturing process in action, and learn more about what it takes to make a career in the manufacturing industry.  With there being a high demand for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry, these events help to show students the future jobs that are available to them.  With the population getting older, and more people retiring, it is important that these manufacturing jobs are filled with qualified candidates.  Manufacturing Day is one way to bring exposure to the availability of these jobs.

At Universal Polymer we are strong supporters of the manufacturing industry in the United States.  Based out of Middlefield, Ohio we manufacture rubber molded parts, rubber extruded parts, and plastic extruded parts.  Our products such as the GOLDLINE and SILVERLINE tarp straps are American made and used throughout the trucking industry.   Since our beginning in 1970, we have been committed to providing first-rate service, timely service, and quality every time.  For more information about our products and services, please contact us.

National Safety Month 2016

Every year, hundreds of workers are killed or injured at work – everything from a minor fall to major, fatal accidents cost American businesses and manufacturers thousands of man-hours. While industry is constantly working to improve safety measures and habits to protect its employees, sometimes we need an event to help focus even further.

Workplace safety

National Safety Month

While safety is a year-round endeavor, every June, the National Safety Council puts together the National Safety Month. This is an opportunity to draw attention to safety issues in the work place, at home, in the community, and on the roadways. Through supplying downloadable resources and other promotional materials, the council makes it easy to get in touch with the work force and promote safety. Areas covered include:

  • First Aid Training
  • Workplace Safety
  • Compliance Training
  • Driver Safety
  • Fleet and Specialty Vehicle Training

Safety Year-Round

While National Safety Month is a major focal point, the National Safety Council provides information, pamphlets and posters for the work place, and much more all year. Even if it isn’t National Safety Month, it can still be a good month for you to go over safety with your employees and co-workers. Work with your company, employees, and co-workers to identify areas where your company may need to improve, and develop and implement training and response. The National Safety Council is a great source for books and reference materials for your company’s safety improvements.

Here at Universal Polymer, we will be using National Safety Month to help ensure that our employees are cognizant of the dangers that can be found in the workplace, and how to avoid injury or worse.  For our customers, we help them keep a safe working environment by offering Goldline ® and Silverline ® tarp straps for the trucking industry.  These straps are durable, strong, and have a resistance to weathering, making them the best option for keeping tarps strapped down.   Contact us here to learn more information about our tarp straps and our safety philosophies.

Top Quality Tarp Straps

The trucking industry is very important to the American economy as it allows for the easy transport of goods and materials over large distances.  To keep these items safe from weather and other environmental hazards, many trucking companies use tarps to cover the load they are hauling in their flatbeds.  A quality tarp strap is needed to keep those tarps in place, and UP&R is the place to get those straps.

The GOLDLINE ® strap from UP&R is a must have product for all road fleets.  Made in the USA in our Ohio manufacturing facility, the GOLDLINE ® strap is the number one brand of tarp straps for truckers and tarp strap users.   Composed of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber, this strap has exceptional strength, durability and resistance to environmental factors such as UV radiation and ozone.  The straps are available in sizes of 10”, 15”, 21”, 31”, and 41” and made for the transportation, recreational vehicle, and marine industries.

GOLDLINE and SILVERLINE tarp strapsUP&R also offers the SILVERLINE ® brand of tarp straps as an alternative product.  These straps are made of natural rubber and are popular in northern areas as well as Canada, because even in frigid conditions they remain flexible.  Advantages of these straps include a high initial strength and UV inhibitors, but a shorter life span than GOLDLINE ® straps.   The S hooks for both brands are also manufactured in the USA, as UP&R has the single-source, in-house manufacturing capabilities that cannot be matched by any other tarp strap manufacturer.

UP&R offers additional products including rubber tie downs, plastic pipe gaskets, and cast iron coupling gaskets.  Capabilities also include the manufacturing of rubber molded parts, rubber extruded parts and plastic extruded parts for the transportation and cargo control market, construction and pipe manufacturers market, and the automotive OE supply chain market.  Take a look at our website for all our products and services.