Common Uses and Benefits of PVC Strip Curtains

If you’ve ever worked in a kitchen, a warehouse, or factory, chances are you’ve seen PVC strip curtains in the wild. If you haven’t worked in these places, you may have come across them in other places, such as walk-in freezers in some grocery stores, some restaurant or bar entrances, or any number of other locations. PVC strip curtains are used in a variety of different places. They’re utilized for a number of reasons, and offer many benefits. If you’re not sure if they’d benefit you at your place of business or work, check out this crash course in PVC strip curtains to learn more.

Common Uses and Locations for PVC Strip Curtains

PVC strip curtains are typically used to create separation between two areas. Whether those two areas are different departments of a warehouse, a cold area and a room-temperature area (as in a food production facility), or inside/outside, PVC strip curtains offer the benefit of being able to allow the efficiency of a door with the convenience of not having to open or close it. PVC strip curtains are often used at loading docks to prevent the escape of air conditioned air, which can help manage utility costs and can help keep debris outdoors from getting in. They’re also used in warehouses or factories to separate different work areas, and the convenience of them means that machinery like forklifts or other vehicles don’t have to physically open a garage door or gate to access another area of the workplace. Some regular places you’ll see strip curtains installed may include:

  • Food processing plants
  • Shipping plants
  • Factories
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery storage rooms
  • Auto body shops

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Benefits of PVC Curtains

Aside from the tremendous convenience that PVC strip doors offer, they also save energy. Whether you want to keep cool air or warm air inside, the curtains do a great job of stopping the conditioned air from escaping outside. This can save your business a lot of money, since you can lower or raise the temperature of your facility while not losing that air to leakage at doors. The curtains are also ideal for separating work areas that may cause contamination otherwise. For instance, in auto body shops, the curtains can keep out dust, fumes, noise, and other elements, making it a better work environment for each department’s workers, as well as a cleaner workplace overall. They also make the workplace easier to navigate. When forklifts have to stop at doorways to wait for a door to manually open, time is lost, and even though it may only be a few seconds here or there, that time can add up quickly.

Learn more about PVC strip curtains today by contacting AmCraft Manufacturing for more information.

Get a Room!:  PVC Vinyl Enclosures

In a large space, whether it is a warehouse and/or industrial setting or a large, recreational venue, a PVC vinyl enclosure can create a room where there isn’t one. An industrial curtain enclosure is a perfect option to help you successfully divide workspace by application, process, or function.  In the example below, a customized cleanroom enclosure is designed with exhaust air flow systems that will properly ventilate the enclosed area.  Curtain wall enclosures can be attached to existing interior structural features, such as trusses, I-Beams, walls, wooden support beams, directly to ceilings, or all other mountable surfaces.  See how AmCraft created “something” from “nothing” and assisted our customer in GETTING A ROOM.

Softwall Enclosures for Ventilated Room Requirements

A customer initially contacted AmCraft to provide a curtain wall enclosure with three points of access (and one alternate access point) that will not only seal off the area with wall and a ceiling, but will also include NESHAP compliant media filters integrated within the curtain to sustain the necessary airflow.  In the design phase, careful attention was placed first to where items will be located in relation to a proper ventilation system. Working together, the customer and our technical specialists were able to create a cleanroom solution that prevents fumes, contaminants, and hazardous substances from escaping the curtain enclosure.  With NESHAP-approved filters incorporated into the industrial curtain, this vinyl enclosure made of industrial curtain material provides the ability to keep the air quality as clean as possible.

Drop it Down:  Suspending a Softwall Enclosure System

The customer needed the system to be configured in way that it would drop down from the ceiling. The curtain wall enclosure area required a mounting grid to attach the translucent PVC vinyl ceiling so the light fixtures above the ceiling could be utilized without compromising edge sealing of the vinyl enclosure itself.  A steel mounting grid was suspended from the ceiling, and the track was attached to the grid, which created the enclosed space.

Walls Up: Creating the Clean Enclosure Area

What is Red, White, and clear in the center?  This customer chose their colors, their options, and their area wisely!  The finished product – a cleanroom enclosure – provides the necessary filtration needed to accommodate the customer’s ventilation systems.

Softwall enclosures made of flexible vinyl material provide a cost-efficient way to create enclosed cleanrooms that will work within most any industry and/or application.  For more information on vinyl enclosures, contact one of our technical specialists to discuss your curtain wall enclosure requirements!