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PVC Strip Curtain Buying Guide

Stip Curtain

A PVC strip curtain can be to provide a degree of separation between work areas, to prevent insects and pests from entering the workplace and to allow temperatures to be easily maintained. They are low cost, easy to maintain and clean and are ideal for use in cold rooms, walk in fridges and freezers and for internal and external doorways. PVC strip curtains are commonly used with walk-in fridges and freezers as a barrier to keep the heat out, while not restricting pedestrian or vehicular access.

If you are considering purchasing a PVC curtain it is important to choose the correct thickness of PVC with the right degree of overlap and appropriate fitting system. It is important that the correct curtains are ordered as the PVC is cut according to client specifications and cannot be returned and resold. It is therefore important that measurements of the height and width of the entrance are accurately recorded to ensure a perfect fit.

How to Choose the Correct PVC Strip Curtain

Our PVC strip curtains are sold in three thicknesses; heavy duty 3 and 4mm PVC strips for external entrances and cold rooms and 2mm strip curtains for interior doors. The lightest strip curtains are only suitable for pedestrian entrances and are not suitable for doors requiring vehicle access. Thicker PVC is required when there is a high temperature difference between two areas being separated.

Exterior doors require a 100% overlap between strips to provide better protection from the elements, and full overlap is recommended for entrances over 3.5 metres high. When regular fork-lift access is required it may be more practical to install sliding strip curtains. These can be easily moved aside during periods of high activity, although this type of sliding curtain requires additional space on each side of the entrance to prevent the curtains from becoming scratched.

When choosing PVC strips it is important to choose the correct fitting. Under-lintel fixings are quick and easy to install and are ideal for pedestrian entrances. Face fix is more robust and better suited for entrances requiring fork lift access.

If you are unsure which type of PVC strip curtains to purchase, consult our quick reference table below:

PVC Curtain Measurements

Location

Usage

Max Height

PVC Strip (mm)

Overlap

Freezer/Coldroom

Pedestrian

2.75M

200mm x 2mm

50%

Freezer/Coldroom

Vehicle

3.5M

300mm x 3mm

50%

Freezer/Coldroom

Vehicle

5.5M

300mm x 3mm

100%

Interior door

Pedestrian

2.75M

200mm x 2mm

50%

Interior door

Vehicle

5.5M

300mm x 3mm

50%

Interior door

Vehicle

7.6M

400mm x 4mm

50%

Exterior door

Pedestrian

2.5M

200mm x 4mm

100%

Exterior door

Vehicle

4.5M

300mm x 3mm

100%

Exterior door

Vehicle

7.5M

400mm x 4mm

100%

Maintenance and Repairs

PVC strip curtains are constructed from hard wearing PVC and should last for many years. If a strip is damaged it is easy to order replacement PVC strips. Replacement PVC strip can be purchased by the roll and then cut to the desired length.

Ordering Flexible PVC Curtains

Before placing an order it is important to obtain accurate measurements. You need to measure the opening of the door entrance and multiply the height (drop) by the width. This will give you the door area in square metres, which should be rounded up to the nearest metre. You will need to specify these figures when you make an order in addition to the type of hanging track required.

If you are unsure what type of PVC strip curtain to purchase you should speak with our customer service team prior to making an order. PVC strips are cut to order and cannot be exchanged, so it is important that the correct measurements are provided and the right type of plastic strips are purchased.

Take a look atour range of PVC curtains here.

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