Introduction to Industrial Door Curtains
Industrial buildings like warehouses have always primarily been used for storage of goods or machinery, often housing workshops and packing plants. In a bid to utilise space efficiently or to cut down on premises costs very often warehouses and other industrial buildings are shared by more than one business. It is not unusual for these companies to need different environments to carry out their business, different ambient temperatures or noise output. To keep the two areas separate, warehouses are often partitioned into segments in order to accommodate for these varied requirements, so how do you provide easy access between these sections while still providing the right environments?
Industrial Door Curtains are one very simple and efficient way of dealing with the issues that can arise as a result of these different requirements. So what are Industrial Door Curtains? Essentially they are strips of PVC that assemble together to form what looks quite like a large blind. The PVC is heavy enough so that when hanging, they stay in place forming a thermal and noise suppressing barrier, but are light enough so they can be pushed through without too much effort. This simple PVC curtain is a quicker and more efficient than a manual door and considerably cheaper than an automated alternative.
PVC Industrial Door Curtains also have many uses when it comes to reducing light emissions from welding torches and other bright lights. Welding curtains conform to health and safety standards and so are ideal for protecting staff that might walk past the area although they are not required to wear protective eyewear or clothing. The acoustic insulation properties of these curtains are great for reducing noise pollution in other areas of the building. They are also a great addition to loading bays to protect the inside of the building and your goods from adverse weather conditions. The clear plastic acts as a barrier, so even when goods
are pushed through onto the transport vehicle, they will still stay relatively safe from most weather conditions.
Industrial Door Curtains sizing and styles
Industrial Door Curtains come in a variety of sizes and styles depending on their intended use. As many warehouses require easy access for small vehicles like forklifts and trolleys, it is often the case that physical doors are not
really a suitable option. Industrial Door Curtains provide excellent acoustic and temperature insulation and because they fall back into place in a mere couple of seconds, they are the best way to maintain this insulation even when in frequent use. They are ideal for food processing plants and factories as they help to contain airborne pests.
Where can Industrial Door Curtains be used?
Industrial Door Curtains can also be used in places like workshops, where cutting and sanding of wood and other materials is done in the same place as painting and varnishing. The PVC curtains would prevent the transfer of dust from one part of the workshop and ensure all of your products can be finished to the highest standard.
Clear, flexible PVC is often the most popular choice for Industrial Door Curtains, because of its transparent properties. If a doorway is used all the time, then visibility is of the utmost importance. The clear plastic has a high transparency and so fits regulations for health and safety precautions in the workplace. To maintain visibility the Industrial Door Curtain should be cleaned regularly, but requires little other maintenance than that. The amount of cleaning and maintenance varies depending on the intended use. As each strip is an individual part of the curtain, should any damage occur to one or two strips, then replacing them is quick and simple, but also very cheap. PVC Door Curtains are durable and long lasting, so generally any repairs and replacements are few and far between.
Despite what the name suggests Industrial Door Curtains are not only suitable for industrial businesses. They can also be used in commercial and retail premises such as cafés and restaurants so that the kitchen and the eating areas are kept separate, improving your service to your customers by positively increasing their overall experience. Less noise from the workplace for the customers, less pressure for the staff. In restaurants that have al-fresco dining, these PVC curtains allow a safe and easy throughway for staff and customers alike, while managing any airborne pests and insects much more effectively than a door or doorway.
Final Note on Industrial Door Curtains
Industrial Door Curtains are cost
effective and simple to install, which is why they are increasingly popular in a great variety of different environments. As the installation takes relatively little time, you can be assured business will only be slowed a little, if at all. Curtains can be provided in stock sizes or as bespoke curtains made to measure, so please contact us today for a quote.