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!