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.
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
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.
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.