A big no no to noo-noos and noise with strip curtains
29 July 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201915421
HIGH quality PVC strip curtains offer an affordable solution in applications where dirt, dust or insects need to be kept out and where hygiene, humidity, temperature and noise need to be controlled.
That’s according to according to Wim Dessing, Sales Executive of Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, who said the company’s locally manufactured Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains feature the patented Balledge design for an optimal thermal seal.
The specially reinforced edges on individual strips allows these to part easily under pressure allowing people and goods to move through unhindered. The rounded edge also ensures the strips do not snag or scratch goods or people as they move from one area to another.
“Made from specially formulated PVC material which is transparent allowing good visibility between cordoned off areas, the Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are equally at home in heavy engineering and light fabrication facilities as well as packaging and warehouse operations.”
Dessing cited examples of where the product has been used to enclose loud machinery to contain noise levels or where it is used to control levels of humidity where this is critical to the quality of finished products.
"Tests have shown that PVC strip curtains can reduce noise levels by between seven and 15 decibels, and this certainly assists in improving working conditions."
He said that in packaging and warehousing operations, where keeping the temperature at specific optimum levels is critical, use of strip curtains has proved invaluable. Applications where temperature control is important also include food preparation areas, cold storage and freezer areas, as well as refrigerated trucks.
In such facilities, PVC strip curtains are also effective in keeping out dust and insects thereby maintaining high levels of hygiene.
Similarly, in pharmaceutical and chemical plants PVC strip curtains are used to ensure hygienic and dust-free manufacturing and packaging areas.