Palmdale, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2010
The natural disasters of 2010 have caused a massive increase in the world's inventory of tarps and Tarps Plus have loaded an influx of poly tarps to meet the high demand. The initial demand of tarps and tents occurred in January due to the earthquake in Haiti. The amount of polyethylene tarp material distributed to Haiti alone is well within a billion square feet. Weeks after the earthquake in Haiti the earthquake in Chili occurred. Although the damage in Chili was much less than Haiti, the need for tarps were essential for damaged roof coverings. The Mexico earthquake required much more covering because of poor structure requirements. Many homes in Mexicali can been seen with blue tarps on top of roofs along with makeshift tarp shelters. The Darlington tornado also required a substantial amount of tarps to cover the torn roofs.
One could say that the natural disasters of 2010 have single handedly caused an increase in oil prices due to the need for tarps for these disasters. An essential component of poly tarps are resin and the key component of resin in oil. The majority of the world's polyethylene is made in China, which has seen major increases in oil and steel. The Tibet China earthquake has sent local Chinese tarp manufactures in a frenzy. The death toll of the Tibet quake was well over 400.
The U.S. hurricanes also take their toll of tarp supply making 2010 one of the highest demand for tarps in recent history. Tarps Plus has taken measures on the high demand and has stock piled nearly two years worth of poly tarps. The tarp juggernaut has opened a new facility in Texas to handle their massive tarp inventory.