PVC strip curtains can often be found in warehouses, loading docks, and supermarket cold storage areas. They are overlapping strips of plastic designed to hang in a doorway. They are usually transparent, but can also be coloured, for example, with the colours of your company’s brand.
Why are PVC strip curtains used?
A PVC strip curtain is a cheap, low-maintenance doorway barrier which allows for easy movement of people and goods through an access way. The strips are normally flexible, hard-wearing and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The separate strips are designed to overlap, thus providing a barrier against weather and contaminants, but allowing the easy passage of vehicles and personnel. Different grades of PVC are used, depending on their specific use.
Where are PVC strip curtains used?
Most often PVC strip curtains can be found in cold storage areas, walk-in freezers, and loading docks. However, as a way of separating areas, they are also found in hospitality venues, educational institutions, bathrooms and kitchens, factories and research laboratories, and hospitals and pharmacies.
Some benefits of PVC strip curtains:
Durability and temperature regulation.
They are highly durable as they are made from a sturdy grade of plastic designed to tolerate the constant movement of people, loading dock equipment and machinery such as forklift trucks.
They help to regulate the temperature in the area they contain, but they can also prevent unwanted heat from entering that area. This is of particular benefit in a cool room.
Contaminant, and noise reduction.
They can prevent contaminants from entering a space. The overlapping strips of PVC curtains create a seal which is invaluable, for example, in a food store or research laboratory. The same system also works for noise reduction. So, PVC strip curtains can be effective when used between a factory or warehouse floor and administrative areas of a business.
Easy, cost-effective and reliable.
PVC strip curtains provide a cost-effective doorway covering which is cheap to repair or replace should one of the strips become damaged. They are flexible and can be easily installed in almost any doorway. They are easy to keep clean, so you can maintain the transparency or hazard colouring of a doorway. They are extremely reliable and provide a simple long-term solution to problems of access.
Workplace safety and maintenance of workflow.
As there is no physical doorway which needs to be opened and closed, there is permanent ease of movement through PVC strip curtains for both people and vehicles. This means that workflow is never inhibited. Even though PVC strip curtains are available in various colours, transparent strips are definitely the most popular from the point of view of safety. This is particularly true in a busy warehouse, loading dock, restaurant or where there is a constant flow of traffic back and forth. Drivers of goods vehicles can easily see through the curtain strips to be aware of hazards before passing through them, as can people who are simply walking through. This is of course highly beneficial in the prevention of accidents or injuries.