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A Guide to Choosing the Best PVC Strip Curtain for Your Application

Choosing the right PVC strip curtains for your application is important to ensure that they are effective and long-lasting. There are several factors that should be considered when selecting a PVC strip curtain.

What Are PVC Strip Curtains and How Do They Work?

PVC strip curtains act as a barrier between two different environments while still allowing airflow and light to pass through. They are an effective and cost-efficient solution for environments such as warehouses, cold storage, loading bays, and more.

What to Consider When Choosing PVC Strip Curtains for Your Environment

Different environments will benefit from different types of PVC strip curtains. There are a few factors to consider when selecting the right strip curtains for your applications:

Sizing and Spacing of Environment

The first thing to consider is the size and space of the doorways where you wish to place the PVC strip curtains. Luckily, PVC strip curtains are versatile and can be placed in a wide variety of doorways, big or small.

The installation and maintenance of PVC strip curtains are an easy and straightforward process. If you would like to find out more about how to install and maintain your PVC strip curtains, we have a comprehensive guide explaining the process.

Temperature Range of Environment

Alongside spacing, another factor to consider is the temperature range of the environment. Will the PVC strip curtains be exposed to hotter or cooler temperatures? PVC strip curtains can be used in a wide range of temperatures, but different types of PVC have different temperature ranges.

Colder environments, such as cold stores and walk-in fridges and freezers, would benefit from Polar PVC Strip Curtains, which are able to withstand temperatures down to -40°C, whilst standard PVC can only withstand down to -15°C.

Welding environments would benefit from Welding Strip Curtains, which are designed to be resistant to welding sparks and will last longer than standard PVC strips.

Standard work environments with large spaces still benefit from PVC strip curtains as they offer a means of retaining heat. This is particularly beneficial in areas such as warehouse loading bays, where open doorways can cause a draught and put pressure on heating or cooling systems, resulting in high energy bills.

It’s now more important than ever for businesses to reduce their energy wastage. Find out more about how PVC strip curtains can save your business energy costs.

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Width and Thickness of PVC Strips

Another factor to consider is the width and thickness of the PVC strip curtain. The width of the strips will depend on the width of the doorway or opening, as well as the overlay. The thickness of the PVC strips will depend on the application. Thicker strips offer more durability and are ideal for areas with heavy traffic or where there is a lot of machinery moving through.

Buffer Strip Curtains, also known as forklift curtains, are ideal for demanding environments where vehicles and heavy traffic are frequent. The ribbed design has increased resistance against scratching and tearing, making them a better fit for heavy-duty use.

UV Resistance

In areas where the PVC strip curtains are creating a barrier to an external environment, it’s important to consider PVC strip curtains with UV resistance. Standard PVC can become brittle and crack over time when exposed to UV rays.

A benefit of our PVC strip curtain range is that a UV stabiliser is added to the strips during manufacturing, protecting the material from ultraviolet light degradation. This property helps maintain the performance of each curtain strip, ensuring longevity and durability.

Chemical Resistance

If the PVC strip curtains will be in an environment exposed to chemicals or oils, it’s important that the PVC strips are resistant to these substances. PVC strip curtains also help to prevent the spray of chemicals and substances from going into other work areas.

Another benefit of our PVC strip curtain range is that our strips are made from high-quality PVC that is resistant to chemicals and oils.

Noise Reduction

For applications where noise reduction is important, PVC strip curtains are an ideal benefit. They can act as efficient sound absorbers and noise insulators, perfect for areas where noise levels need to be kept to a minimum.

By considering these factors when choosing a PVC strip curtain, you can ensure that you select the right material for your application, which will provide effective and long-lasting results. It is also important to work with a reputable supplier of PVC strip curtains to ensure that you get high-quality products that are suitable for your specific needs.