What is PVC strip curtains?

PVC strip curtains is a door system where plastic curtain strips are installed over a door opening while overlapping each other to form a flexible and penetrable curtain door. It is a quick and durable way to partition areas. As a result a strip curtain door does not require constant opening and closing once installed.

The focus of this post is answer “what is pvc strip curtains?”. And to answer that, you first need a door opening, or some form of opening which you want to cover. In order to make a PVC strip curtain door you need certain components. Next, we take a look at the various components of a plastic strip door.

Strip curtains
Heavy duty plastic door curtains

Curtain Track

A curtain track is mounted at the top or above the (door) opening. Individual curtain strips hang from the curtain track. As a result, this will then form the curtain door. In addition, the curtain rail can be made from Polymer, galvanized steel or stainless steel depending on your application. In most cases galvanized steel offers sufficient corrosion protection. Synonyms for curtain track are hanging rail or curtain rail.

PVC Curtain Track, three different types
Types of PVC strip curtain track

Swivel plates and fascia plates

The type of track system you are using determines whether you need no plates, fascia plates or swivel plate. Sometimes people also refer to fascia plates as brackets.

  • Polymer track = PVC curtain strips fit directly to the track, no need for plates
  • Galvanised steel fixed track and stainless steel fixed track = require fascia plates
  • Galvanised steel swivel track and stainless steel swivel track = require swivel plates

PVC curtain strips

So the last component is PVC curtain strips. As the name suggests, they are made from PVC. We previously discussed What is PVC? Depending on the application, PVC can be manufactured with certain features enhanced (more about that shortly).

Raw PVC is used to manufacture, or extrude, continuous flat PVC material. This is coiled to form a bulk roll of 50 meters long. Some people refer to PVC as vinyl, hence the the name vinyl strip curtains.

The bulk rolls in the picture differ in height because the strips are 200 mm, 300 mm and 400 mm wide.

PVC strip curtain 50m bulk rolls
PVC strip curtain bulk rolls
PVC curtain rail assembly
Swivel track assembly

Applications of PVC strip curtains

During the manufacturing process PVC can be tweaked to withstand lower temperatures. These curtain strips will find their way to industrial freezer rooms. We are talking about bitter cold conditions, down to -60°C. Another type of material is tweaked to block harmful UV rays. Such strips will become welding strip curtains.

Another variable which can be achieved during the manufacture process, is transparency. Some plastic curtain strips are transparent while others are opaque. Depending on the application and requirements, each has its own application. In other words, PVC strip curtains are purpose made.

Welding Strip Curtain
Red Welding Strip Curtain
Freezer room curtains
Temperature grades

In addition, we have two articles which focus on the features of PVC strip curtains:

Summary

You often find plastic strips hanging on the end of factories or warehouses. Or even at cold room doors. Ever wondered what is PVC strip curtains? We call them PVC strip curtains or just strip curtains.

What is PVC strip curtains

PVC curtain doors are made of lengths of plastic strips hanging vertically from a curtain track. The curtain strips overlap each other to form a strip curtain door.

Once installed a strip curtain door offers the efficiency of a door with the convenience that you don’t have to open and close it. Strip Curtain Solutions can design a strip curtain door to fit just about any size opening. For more examples, see where to find strip curtains.

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