About Protarp (Pty) Ltd

Protarp (Pty) Ltd provides professional tarpaulin services, as well as marquee tents along with other various pvc products to suit any function or requirement.

The majority of our staff has been involved in the conversion of PVC and related products for most of their working lives. The net result is that we have developed the skills, experience and knowledge that sets us apart from our competitors.

We are one of the leading fabricators of PVC products in South Africa. Our strength is in our diversity and range of products and services we are able to offer.

We are a certified importer and exporter, with SADC certification. 

What is PVC?

Plastics are also called synthetic resins and are broadly classified into two categories: thermosetting resins and thermoplastic resins.

The thermosetting resins include phenolic resin and melamine resin, which are thermally hardened and never become soft again. Thermoplastic resins include PVC, polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS) and polypropylene (PP), which can be re-softened by heating.

Usually, thermoplastics are supplied in the form of pelletised material (compounds) with additives (antioxidants, etc.) already blended in it. However, PVC resin is often supplied in powder form and long term storage is possible since the material is resistant to oxidation and degradation. Various additives and pigments are added to PVC during the processing stage, and the blend is then converted into PVC products.
PVC is sometimes known as ‘Vinyl’ in Europe and predominantly so in North America. In Europe, ‘Vinyl’ usually refers to certain specific flexible applications, such as flooring, decorative sheets and artificial leather.

PVC is a thermoplastic made of 57% chlorine (derived from industrial grade salt) and 43% carbon (derived predominantly from oil / gas via ethylene). It is less dependent than other polymers on crude oil or natural gas, which are non-renewable, and hence can be regarded as a natural resource saving plastic, in contrast to plastics such as PE, PP, PET and PS, which are totally dependent on oil or gas. This chlorine gives to PVC excellent fire resistance.


Marquees & Tents

Stretch / Bedouin tents are all made to size to fit your requirements.


Fabric Membrane

We provide specialised manufactured fabric membrane structures.



Light yet stable, with superior welding advantages.


General Manager
(Sales, Quality Control, Production):

David Marcussen

Factory Manager
(Production, Maintenance, Dispatch):

David Marcussen

Specialty Manager
(Production of Fabric Membrane Structures):

Erik Marcussen

Financial & HR Manager:

Christa Naude

Sales Manager:

Samantha Pereira

Key Contacts

General Manager: David Marcussen
Production Manager David Marcussen
Internal Sales and Marketing: Samantha Pereira
Internal Sales: Vicky Marcussen
Tony Marcussen
Production of Fabric Membrane Structures: Erik Marcussen
Draftsman & Designer: Brandon Pearce
Creditors Clerk: Annetjie Harmzen
Debtors Clerk: Christa Naude
Receptionist: Poppy Mamba
Admin Clerk & HR Mokgadi Malau


Contact Us

TELEPHONE: 011 452-2128
FAX: 011 609-8135
E-MAIL: enquiries@protarp.co.za
GPS: S 26°07.310 E 28°10.422
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