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Austarps and the Cotton Industry


Austarps services regional Australia supplying various styles of cotton module tarps.

Austarps designed and developed the “belted” module tarp commonly known as “The Austarp” in 1992. This new innovation revolutionised the way cotton modules were covered in Australia and around the world.

The Austarp enabled operators to minimise the time and ropes used as well as removing several dangerous practices used with the previous method. Use of the Austarp eliminated the necessity of operators having to lay ropes inside module builders to fasten eyeleted tarps.

With the advent of round cotton modules throughout Australia, Austarps has patented the “Round Module Containment Cover (RMCC)”.

The “RMCC” is used as a wrap with belts and buckles to allow the transfer of damaged modules to cotton gins without losing large amounts of product.

Materials used to manufacture the RMCC are high quality enabling reuse of the RMCC time and time again. This alone saves many man hours and dollars as a means of recovery of damaged modules. Feedback from growers and cotton gins support this and repeat sales have been pleasing.

Austarps also manufacture single cap and “3 Module” caps for round modules which are damaged and in storage rows call “Wetcaps”. Wetcaps have proven invaluable in saving dollars preserving module quality. Wetcaps are also reusable.

The production of Austarp products includes the use of our purpose-built hot air welder ensuring strong, consistent seams with 50mm overlaps.

Other inclusions we offer for your cotton tarps include stencilling names on each tarp as required, enabling growers to keep track of tarps throughout the season; heavy triangle reinforcing around eyelets and double stitching to allow for the stresses of over tightening ropes.

Our service of repairing tarps throughout the season is well known. Using a light bench every tarp is checked for holes, any damage repaired and rolled ready for collection by growers.

Austarps also manufacture:

Cotton module transport nets;

Cotton bale transport nets;

Eyeleted cotton module tarps, both capped and flat;

Buttyl tape for round module repairs.

Call 02 6792 1883 or email for more information or quotes.


Contact Details

Phone: 02 6792 1883

Fax: 02 6792 6055

Mobile: 0428 921 883


53 Old Gunnedah Road, Narrabri, NSW, 2390