Industrial and plastic curtains in the UK

Where can I buy industrial and plastic curtains in the UK?

Plastic-curtains.co.uk is one of the Northwest’s most well-established and reliable suppliers and installers of industrial and plastic curtains. This website is a trading name of W.C.Munsch and Co which has been operating from the Clarence Mill in Bollington, Macclesfield for over forty years. Bollington sits in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, just 10 miles from the bustling town of Stockport and 16 miles from Manchester.

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Our website offers a reliable and professional service to Macclesfield and the surrounding areas, but we also offer a full delivery and installation service anywhere in the UK. Our website has a comprehensive range of PVC curtain and crash door products, fly and insect screens and PVC sheeting.

What are the differences between plastic and industrial curtains?

While both plastic and industrial curtains are made from PVC and hung in a similar way, they are quite different. PVC is one of the most resistant and durable materials on the market, which is why it is perfect for use in both small PVC curtains for everyday use, and industrial curtains which come in many different forms. Individual strips of PVC are hung from a track which allows them to form a seamless barrier between two areas. This can be to keep out insects or to stop air flow and control temperature on either side. They allow easy access for vehicles or objects to pass through and fall back into place immediately afterwards.

Plastic curtains

Your standard plastic curtain is not really suitable for heavy duty situations which will have a lot of vehicles passing through or needs to control air flow. Standard plastic curtains are the plain and simple PVC curtain which is often used in places like restaurants or takeaways, in kitchens either for business or in the home to keep out pests but let your animals in and out. They might also be used over a doorway when your kids are playing with paints or clay, but you still want to keep an eye on them from the next room. Plastic curtains are really the all-round solution for everyday situations.

Plastic curtains in the home

Plastic curtains can be really useful if you have small children, so you can block off doorways to stop small pets from escaping, but still leave an easy access way into the house for when your kids are out in the garden. They also keep out rodents and insects which is really useful if you live in a more rural area. They can also be used for garage doorways, larders and cellars to help control airflow, temperature and the presence of unwanted pests.

Plastic curtains in commercial settings

Often plastic curtains can be incredible efficient to use in premises like takeaway kitchens where drivers come in and out all evening as they allow constant access through a doorway, but stop unwanted insects and rodents from getting in to the kitchen. In a restaurant they can also be used between the kitchen and the dining area because PVC is an excellent acoustic insulator. As having happy customers is based partly on the customer dining experience, many restaurants will separate the front of house to stop noise from the kitchen and heat from spreading into front of house.

Industrial Curtains

Industrial curtains actually covers a huge variety of different kinds of curtains. They are often used in industry which is why they are categorised differently from standard curtains. They have some properties which make them more durable and hardwearing, some have specialist properties like thermal insulation and others are there to provide protection from hazards such as bright lights. Aside from these specialist properties, they act in the same way as a standard PVC curtain.

Types of industrial curtains

Standard plastic PVC is often still used in industrial curtains, although they are usually thicker and the individual strips are wider with a larger overlap. This is because they are often used to cover much larger access ways. They also will last longer in areas which use small transportation vehicles like trolleys and pallet trucks. Industrial curtains will generally be fitted with ‘bolt on’ fittings rather than hook on fittings like plastic curtains.

Polar Grade Industrial curtains

Polar Grade curtains are specialist curtains designed to insulate temperatures ranging from +20°C to -15°C. This is the recommended temperature for these curtains to perform optimally, so they are often used in food storage and processing plants. They can also be used for large walk in freezers like the ones you see in top end kitchens, or even on the back of refrigerated Lorries and trucks. The polar grade industrial curtain can withstand temperatures as low as -33°C, but the strips of PVC will lose their flex. Anything below -65°C and curtain will break.

Ribbed industrial curtains

This style PVC curtain is much more frequently seen as an industrial curtain. It is ribbed to provide extra longevity for your curtain in areas which have high traffic, this helps to prevent scratching which in turn helps to maintain visibility and meaning less replacements are required. Again this type of curtain will generally have ‘bolt on’ fittings.

Welding grade industrial curtains

In a situation where bright lights are often used for things like welding or metal cutting, it can often be necessary to install some form of protective partition for the rest of the premises, i.e. the workshop, to ensure the rest of the staff are safe. These curtains are known as welding curtains and are tinted green or amber to reduce flash. If you are confined to a smaller space but still need protection, mobile welding screens are the perfect solution and can be moved around as required.

Day Glo Edging

This edging curtain is designed specifically for industrial settings. It has glow in the dark properties which allows the edges of high traffic areas to have bright red and green strips which will then illuminate when the light starts to fade. This is ideal to help with health and safety, but also makes the job of your staff a whole lot less hassle.

If you are looking for plastic and industrial curtains in the UK, plastic-curtains.co.uk has a fully transparent and comprehensive online ordering system which allows you to get an exact quote in a matter of seconds. If you are unsure about any of the products or would simply like to discuss your needs in more detail, please get in touch via the contact us section.


PVC curtains are used across many different industries, from the manufacturing industry through to commercial and retail businesses and even in residential settings. They are one of the most versatile products for creating a partition or barrier between areas of a premises, coming in many different styles, sizes, thicknesses and with varied properties to make them suited for many different types of job. A PVC curtain can come as a standard plastic curtain which is mainly used in commercial and residential settings or as an industrial curtain which is better for partitioning larger access ways in factories, warehouses and large workshops.

Where can I get a quote for plastic curtains?

Top quality plastic curtains…

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If you are looking for a quote for high quality plastic curtains for your business, plastic-curtains.co.uk has some of the best quality PVC curtains on the market. We have been operating in the industry for over 40 years and have a wealth of experience in PVC curtains, PVC crash doors and fly screen systems. Our PVC curtains can help improve the efficiency of your business through lowering running costs, energy bills and increasing productivity. Our plastic curtains are durable and hardwearing and can be delivered and installed anywhere in the UK.

…at low prices

While our plastic curtains are high quality, made from durable PVC, they are also incredibly cost effective. At plastic-curtains.co.uk we stock curtains in all sizes and can make them to almost any dimensions required. Our PVC curtains are some of the most competitively priced curtains available online and we have a carefully selected range of products designed to suit the needs of our customers. We also have a dedicated customer service team who are on hand to discuss any questions or queries you might have about your plastic curtains.

Easy to use online quoting system

We have a fully comprehensive online quoting system so that you can get a quote for the most common types of curtains quickly and easily, including the exact size, style, fitting and overlap you require, which leads to you receiving a fully transparent and comprehensive price for your curtain. For more specialist curtains including coloured and perforated curtains and for additional steelwork options you can use the contact us section of the website.

How to use the online quoting system (steps below image):

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Plastic-Curtains.co.uk Online Quote Calculator

– Dimensions

Before you get a quote for plastic curtains you will need to know the dimensions you will require for your partition or access way. There is a simple input box which allows you to input the width and the height you will require. To get your online quote for plastic curtains you will need the sizes in millimetres, so one metre would be written 1000mm. You should also be aware that measuring the height required should be from the curtains track, or where the track will be, not just from the aperture of the doorway.

– Type of Curtain

The most important selection for getting a quote for plastic curtains is selecting the type of curtain you will require. This is the type of PVC strip that will be most suited to the situation. For instance if you need to maintain extreme temperatures on either side of the curtain, you would need to go for Polar Grade PVC strips. You can also select tinted welding curtains for insulating areas used for welding or other dangerously bright lights.

You will also need to select the width and thickness of your curtain. In a high traffic area which has lots of Fork Lift Truck traffic passing through you would need to go for a thicker grade of PVC and a wider strip. A 2mm thick curtain is suited to an area which has mostly pedestrian use, 4mm and upwards for vehicular access and so on. You can also choose to have ribbed PVC for those areas which have the most frequent and heavy traffic usage.

– Tracking

Tracking is what is used to fit the curtain to the wall above the doorway. If steelwork is required, your curtain will need to be installed by one of our installers, but if you already have functioning tracking installed then you can simply replace the PVC strips yourself. This is a simple yes or no selection, but if you are not sure you can always get in touch.

– Fittings

The choice of fitting is a drop down box which allows you to select either hook-on or bolt-on fittings. Bolt-on fittings are much more secure and are recommended for areas which have heavy Fork Lift Truck usage. The hook-on system is perfect for a situation which has more pedestrian use, allowing the removal and cleaning of the curtain when required, (in a food preparation area), or in situations where the curtain isn’t needed all year round.

– Overlap

The size of the overlap is also a drop down menu which allows you to select either minimum or maximum overlap. This change the amount of resistance the curtain has, a larger overlap is often used for high doorways of more than three meters. The amount of overlap is different for both hook-on and bolt-on fittings.

– Edging

The final selection you need to make to receive your quote for plastic curtains is whether or not your curtain needs edging. Edging strips are used to highlight the edges of doorways for drivers of vehicles like Fork Lift Trucks. Two red strips are placed on either side of the curtain in this instance. You can also choose to go for ‘DayGlo’ edging which has a glow in the dark effect. This health and safety feature makes the curtain edging ideal for low light levels in premises which operate until late evening or 24 hours.

The Final Step

All you need to do now is enter your email address and click Update Quote if you want to receive the quote by email, or you can simply choose the buy online button and you will be taken to your quote. You can then proceed to checkout or amend your selection before you place your order with www.plastic-curtains.co.uk

 

Where can I get plastic curtains online?

Plastic curtains are used in many different industries for many different purposes. This is because they are relatively cheap to produce and can be made to pretty much any size. Plastic curtains are used to separate two areas of a premises, or to act as an insulating barrier over doorways and large exits. They are also commonly used to partition off areas of large rooms to create smaller segments for working in.

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Standard Plastic Curtains

If you are looking for good quality plastic curtains at affordable prices, the best place to start looking is online. Curtain producers like plastic-curtains.co.uk have a whole range of curtains which are suited to many different jobs, with instant quotes available on the website.

Plastic-Curtains.co.uk are one of the top producers of PVC Curtains

Plastic-curtains.co.uk is one of the most competitively priced producers of plastic curtains online, with an excellent track record of providing service which is second to none. All of the curtains available on the website are made from top quality PVC to almost any specification. You can find a curtain for any situation including:

  • Standard PVC Curtains

  • Ribbed PVC Curtains

  • Polar Grade Plastic Curtains

  • Welding Curtains

  • Day Glo Edging

Plastic-curtains.co.uk can produce curtains with hook on fittings, bolt on fittings, sliding curtains and PVC crash doors. For more detailed information on the different types of curtain click here.

Plastic-curtains.co.uk are always here to help. The customer service team is on hand to answer any questions or offer advice on which curtain would best suit your needs.

What are plastic curtains?

Plastic curtains are made from strips of PVC plastic which are produced to be incredibly durable while having a high level of flexibility to allow the individual PVC strips to bend without wearing. The PVC strips can be made to different widths, lengths and thicknesses depending on what the intended use is, allowing for a greater or smaller overlap between strips.

PVC Strip Curtain

Warehouse Plastic Curtains

Due to the weight of the PVC strips, when the curtain is hung it forms a seamless barrier which not only helps with insulating areas from temperature changes and loud noises such as machinery, but can also stop pests from getting access. This is why plastic curtains are very often seen in food processing factories or food storage warehouses.

Although the strips are heavy enough to stop small rodents and insects, they are light enough so that both pedestrians and small vehicles can push through easily without damaging the curtain. Once the object or person has passed through, the curtain falls back down to form a seamless barrier once more.

Why are there so many types of plastic curtain?

Often the range of plastic curtains available online can seem a little daunting, especially if you are not sure what sort of curtain will suit your needs. Plastic-curtains.co.uk stock a good range of products, but all of the curtains have a specific purpose which make them more suited to particular situations.

For example, the ‘Polar Grade’ plastic curtain is used in situations where extreme temperatures need to be maintained while still allowing constant access. It can perform in temperatures ranging from -15 to +20°C, maintaining full flexibility. Anything below -15°C and the curtain will lose some flexibility. These curtains would be more suited to walk in freezers that you might see in food storage facilities or even top restaurants.

Other curtains are designed to act as enhancements to improve health and safety. For instance ‘Day Glo’ edging curtain would not usually be used to create a full partition. It is bright red and green in colour which makes it easy to spot and so helps to identify heavy traffic areas or fire exits. As the name suggests, it also has glow in the dark properties which is really beneficial when a business is open until late in the evening or even 24 hours. The ‘Day Glo’ edging is usually used only to line the edges of an access way, placed at either end of the curtain.

Why use plastic curtains?

Plastic curtains are not just used because they are cost effective to buy, they are actually very often more efficient than alternative products. A plastic curtain provides an insulating barrier which can stop air flow between two areas without restricting access. When something passes through the curtain, only a small gap is left around it, limiting the air flow even when it is in use. This means that a plastic curtain can often be more efficient than even an automatic door.

Although they are primarily used to provide an insulating barrier between areas, they have an added benefit of being able to keep out pests. Plastic curtains, depending on the thickness, can withstand any rodent or insect making them a great way of stopping these unwanted visitors.

PVC Curtains can save a business money. When a plastic curtain is installed it can provide enough insulation to decrease the amount of work heating and cooling systems have to do. On a large scale this can reduce energy bills quite dramatically. They are also really easy to maintain, requiring a simple wipe down every week or two. Should any of the strips of PVC get damaged, they can easily be replaced in a matter of minutes and for fraction of the price of a whole curtain.

Installation also only takes a short time. Unlike installing a door, a plastic curtain can be hung easily and quickly, which means it will hardly have any effect on the running of a business. Plastic-curtains.co.uk can install curtains anywhere in the UK, but you can also order some curtains for self-installation. If you would like more information on the types of curtain that can be self-installed, please feel free to contact us.

 

What Plastic Curtains Should I Choose?

Standard Plastic Curtains

These traditional plastic curtains are ideal for situations which don’t require benefits like thermal insulation or protection from bright

Outdoor Plastic Curtains

Standard Plastic Curtains

lights. Without a tint they cannot reduce flare from tools like welding torches and they are not designed specifically for maintaining heat levels. They will provide a certain level of acoustic insulation which is why they are often used in industrial settings to reduce the noise pollution from heavy machinery. They also acts as barriers to stop rodents and other pests from entering the building.

Often they can be seen protecting areas like loading bays from bad weather and can be fitted in a number of different ways. They can be bolted on to the top of the access way which makes them more suitable for regular vehicular use or the use of tall vehicles. If they are only going to be used for small vehicles like pallet trucks, then a hook on fitting might be more suitable as it allows easy replacement and makes them a lot easier to clean. They can also be fitted as a sliding curtain if you are thinking of using them on loading bays, which allows large objects to pass through with minimum difficulty.

Polar Grade Curtains

As the name suggests, polar grade plastic curtains are ideal for situations where you need a different temperature on either side of the barrier. They can productively work to maintain ambient temperatures of anything from minus 15 degrees centigrade to plus 20 degrees centigrade, so they are perfect for maintaining cold temperatures for chilled goods or for keeping a warm working environment for staff. They can be pushed to a much lower temperature, though once the curtain gets to around minus 30 it starts to become stiff. These polar grade plastic curtains are more often found in the entrances to freezers or chilled storerooms which need to be kept cooler than the rest of the building.

Plastic Curtains Polargrade

Plastic Curtains Polargrade

Coloured Curtains

There are two main types of coloured plastic curtains. The first is a ‘Day Glo’ edged plastic curtain, which is striped with red and green to provide a warning for vehicles, or to provide noticeable exits for fire escapes. This design was made to improve the general health and safety of a premises by highlighting dangerous or important areas to drivers. They glow in the dark ability of the edging strips of the plastic curtain also make them ideal for premises which operate night shifts, but also in the event of power failure. The other type of coloured curtain is a tinted welding curtain. This is either tinted green or amber and acts to reduce flare form dangerously bright lights like welding torches and blow torches.

Ribbed Curtains

The final popular type of plastic curtain is a ribbed curtain. As the name suggests, these curtains are ribbed to provide extra durability for high traffic areas. The ribs on the curtain help to reduce damage to the PVC curtains meaning they require less maintenance and replacement, but also help to improve the visibility which can often be impaired when heavy vehicles are passing through the curtain regularly. Ribbed plastic curtains can help to keep you within health and safety regulation guidelines without the need to replace the curtain on a regular basis, as you would with a standard plastic curtain in a high traffic area.

Can I install plastic curtains myself?

This really all depends on how you want your curtain to be secured. Most plastic curtains can be supplied on a supply only basis meaning you can fit them yourselves. This makes the whole process a bit cheaper, but also allows you to replace individual curtain strips as and when you need to as well. This reduces costs further by not needing to pay for labour on repairs like you might for a door. However there are a few types of curtain which need to be fitted by a trained fitter. If you go for one of our sliding curtain options then you would need to have the plastic curtain fitted for you for health and safety reasons. Also any curtain that requires any additional steelwork would also have to be fitted. That is not to say you have to fit standard curtains yourself, assembly and installation can be provided nationwide if required. One of the main benefits of choosing plastic curtains is that they are quick and easy to install, so if you haven’t got the time to fit them yourself, they can be fitted with the minimum disruption to the everyday productivity of your business.

Final word on plastic curtains

Plastic curtains are a hugely important part of almost any industrial building. They can be seen regularly in warehouses, storehouses, workshops and loading bays, used for a great number of different jobs.

Outdoor PVC Curtains

Plastic Outdoor Curtains

Plastic curtains come in a range of different sizes and thicknesses depending on what job they are required to do, from small curtains used for pedestrian walkways to large barriers used to barricade large doorways and vehicular access points. It is vitally important that you make sure you have the right type of curtain in place, as although plastic curtains are pretty much all used to provide the same ease of access across the board, each type of curtain offers different benefits. While there are many different types of plastic curtain, they all follow a very similar design. Individual strips of PVC are hung together to form a barrier which has no gaps, helping to create a solid partition. Due to the lightweight and flexible properties of PVC curtains, they can be easily passed through by a vehicle or person. This makes them incredibly efficient for separating different areas which all require regular access. Although they are lightweight, they are also heavy enough so that once pushed through, the strips of PVC fall back into place to form a perfect barrier again. Here is a breakdown of the different plastic curtains available and their various benefits.

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