Why Should I Choose Cold Stop Insulated Curtains?

Cold Stop Insulated Curtains may have been several years in the making; however, they are now accepted as one of the most effective products on the market – particularly within the food manufacturing, food processing, and supermarket sector. When it comes to chilled and frozen products, we understand, keeping your products at the optimal temperature is at the top of your priority list and it is important to find a cold storage solution that is effective, reliable, and financially sustainable. This is why Cold Stop Insulated Curtains have become such a popular choice. They demonstrate a number of useful advantages, they tick all of the boxes outlined above, and they could be exactly what your business needs. Here we take a look at some of the main reasons why.

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Cold Stop Insulated Curtains

No. 1: Superb Thermal Properties and Energy Efficiency

Designed and created by thermal protection experts, Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI), Cold Stop Insulated Curtains stand at the very forefront of innovation. This is a company renowned for their revolutionary products; products which have proved to save energy and money for some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies – and this product is certainly no exception.

Cold Stop Insulated Curtains are believed to have a thermal value that is at least 10 times greater than that of traditional PVC Strip Curtains. They are incredibly effective at keeping cold air in and warm air out and when tested with sensitive thermal imaging equipment, their outside temperature has been shown to register at +10°C whilst the inside surface was maintained at -21°C. Thanks to this efficacy, you can not only rest assured that products will be continuously kept at their optimal temperature, but you can also expect significant savings in terms of both energy usage and cost.

No. 2: Fuss-Free and User-Friendly

Although constructed from hard-wearing and durable material, Cold Stop Insulated Curtains are incredibly low maintenance and easy to use. Sliding Cold Stop Insulated Curtains can even be moved to one side, making them a viable and fuss-free option for when traffic levels are high. They offer a level of convenience that is unparalleled by other products and, thanks to their user-friendly operation, they have been shown to significantly reduce operator frustration and subsequent tampering. It is very difficult for them to be damaged or removed by staff and they offer the peace of mind that, once installed, your energy-saving cold storage system will always stay in place.

No. 3: Maximum Visibility

Cold Stop Insulated Curtains are often fitted with innovative and fully-transparent Bio Gard windows, thus maximising visibility. They allow workers to see clearly through to the other side and encourage both awareness and communication in the workplace; however, thanks to their specialist construction, you can rest assured they will not compromise your cold room’s cleanliness and hygiene levels. Bio Gard windows are enriched with Steri-Touch and independently tested to world standards. They are proven to stop the spread of 99.99% of all germs and bacteria and they are a highly beneficial and popular feature of Cold Stop® Insulated Curtains.

No. 4: A Perfect Fit

Insulated curtains could be constructed from the best insulating material on the planet, but if they’re not fitted properly, they’re unlikely to do a very good job. This is why Cold Stop Insulated Curtains are fitted with a revolutionary “cold lock system”. They fit snugly into the doorway or entrance, creating a tight seal against the floor and ceiling and leaving no space for cold air to escape or warm air to enter. Such a system helps to maximise the overall efficiency and efficacy of the insulated curtains and ultimately preserves the internal temperature of the chiller or freezer.

No. 5: Highly Versatile and Durable

Thanks to their revolutionary construction and highly desirable properties, Cold Stop Insulated Curtains are suitable for a wide range of applications and they currently come in a variety of standard sizes to suit your individual needs and requirements. They have a very durable finish and field studies have recently revealed they last approximately 5-6 times longer than comparative PVC strip designs. As a worthwhile investment, it is little wonder that Cold Stop Insulated Curtains are becoming an increasingly popular choice – used in a broad spectrum of different industries and sectors, from warehousing and logistics to agriculture, horticulture, and food and drink retail.

Contact MTCSS for Cold Stop® Insulated Curtains

If you would like further information on Cold Stop Insulated Curtains and how they could be the answer to your cold storage problems, please feel free to get in touch at any time. MTCSS is one of the UK’s leading providers of cold storage solutions and, collectively, our team of staff demonstrate over 50 years’ experience in the cold storage industry. We pride ourselves on our strong knowledge and understanding and, dependent upon your needs, we can offer expert advice and guidance on any aspect of cold storage – including, of course, Cold Stop Insulated Curtains.

In comparison to other types of insulated curtains, it’s clear to see that Cold Stop Insulated Curtains have a number of additional and desirable properties. They may not be suitable for everyone and you should always do your research before investing in a new cold storage solution; however, these insulated curtains are now an incredibly popular choice in a wide spectrum of different sectors. So why not give us a call today on 01886 833381 or drop us a message using the online contact form. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and we’re always on hand to calculate a quote.

Which Type of Insulated Curtains Should I Use?

For many businesses, keeping products at a low temperature is of paramount importance and, in order to do so, it’s important to invest in a high-performance and energy-efficient cold room. When striving to achieve this, one aspect that business owners often overlook is the use of thermal insulated curtains. Typically constructed from a lightweight material, called Tempro, these insulated curtains create insulating gaps and demonstrate exceptional thermal properties. They act as a barrier to the cold room – reducing convection and ensuring that warm air is unable to mix with the cold.

Thermal Insulated Curtains for Every Application

Cold room curtains are useful in a wide range of industries, including food manufacture and retail, agriculture, logistics, and pharmaceuticals, to name just a few. Various options are available and there are many different types to choose from. When choosing thermal insulated curtains for the first time, it is therefore incredibly important to do your research. Consider where the curtains will be used – whether that be a chiller, freezer, or refrigerated vehicle – and make sure to find the right type to suit your business and your individual requirements. Here we look at each type in turn, highlighting their individual advantages and noting their most suitable applications.

PVC Strip Curtains

This is probably the most well-known and widely-used type of thermal insulated curtain. Most people have seen PVC Strip Curtains at some point in their life, whether it be hanging in their local supermarket or whilst working in a cold storage warehouse. Constructed from PVC plastic, they are incredibly easy to maintain, and they are a simple and cost-effective method of reducing heat loss and retaining cold air in spaces where temperature control is of vital importance.

PVC Strip Curtains are ideal for a broad spectrum of applications – from cold rooms and factories to welding booths and air-conditioned units. Coming in different shapes, sizes, and colours, they can be tailored to meet your individual needs and – here at MTCSS – we currently stock this type of cold room curtain in standard grade, polar grade, welding grade, and anti-static.

Bio Gard Strip Curtains

Bio Gard Strip Curtains are perfect for environments where cleanliness and hygiene are the top priority. Enriched with Steri-Touch, this type of industrial insulated curtain is designed to prevent the spread of bacteria. In fact, they have been proven to stop the spread of 99.99% of all germs, even killing notorious strains such as MRSA, E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria and Legionnaire’s Disease. Bio Gard Strip Curtains are therefore incredibly suited to medical environments, clean rooms, pharmaceutical cold rooms and high-risk areas and they can be tailor-made to fit any size of doorway.

Cold Stop Insulated Curtains

A new and revolutionary alternative; cold stop insulated curtains are extremely cost-effective, with a thermal value of at least 10 times greater than traditional PVC strips and energy savings of up to 25% in chillers and 33% in industrial freezers. They are user-friendly and very low maintenance. Thanks to their innovative “cold lock system”, they create an incredibly snug fit and they can be fitted with handy bio gard antibacterial windows for ease of visibility. This type of thermal insulated curtain is suitable for a huge variety of applications, from warehousing and logistics to agriculture and horticulture; however, they are a very popular choice in the food and drink retail industry.

Sliding Cold Stop Insulated Curtains

As the name suggests, Sliding Cold Stop Insulated Curtains are very similar to those mentioned above. They are still a revolutionary and cost-effective alternative to plastic strip curtains, demonstrating a greater thermal value and ultimately reducing energy loss in a cold room; however, they have one additional advantage. This type of cold room curtain can be easily moved to one side and they are particularly useful for environments with a high volume of through traffic. Here at MTCSS, they come in two standard sizes and they are the perfect solution for a cold room that is accessed frequently by a large number of people.

Back Stop and Multi Stop Curtains

If your business involves transporting and delivering products in refrigerated vehicles, Back Stop Insulated Curtains are a fantastic way to ensure they reach their destination in perfect condition. This type of insulated curtain is designed to protect both chilled and frozen products, reducing the time they are exposed to external temperatures. They create a barrier between the products and the outside world and so, when the vehicle doors are opened, 100% of the chilled air is retained. Even if the driver needs to access products inside the van, only 25% of the door needs to be opened at any one time and each panel can be easily repaired, replaced, or recycled.

Multi Stop Curtains also offer a convenient insulation solution for refrigerated vehicles; however, in contrast to back stop curtains, they open entirely in one direction (i.e. from left to right or vice versa) and thus each delivery should be loaded into the van in a logical order.

MTCSS: Specialist Providers of Thermal Insulated Curtains

If you would like further advice on which cold room curtains are suitable for you and your requirements, or if you like additional information on any of the thermal insulated curtains we have to offer, please feel free to get in touch at any time. MTCSS is one of the UK’s leading specialists in the supply and insulation of cold storage solutions and, when it comes to cold room curtains, our expert team of staff demonstrate a wealth of experience and knowledge. They are always happy to help, and they will provide tailored advice and guidance on the best product for you.

Cold room curtains are often overlooked when it comes to designing an effective cold storage solution; however, they can have a number of useful benefits, particularly in terms of energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness. So why not give us a call today on 01886 833381 or, if you would like a quote, simply send an enquiry to our head office using the online contact form!