Pan African Shopfitters, an industry leader in customised shopfittings for major national and international retail outlets, has installed Apex general purpose strip curtains in its paint shop to prevent dust entering the area from the adjacent joinery shop.
About 60 linear metres of clear PVC strip curtaining was supplied for the installation and Pan African Shopfitters’ purchasing manager, Kim Tiley, says it is performing exactly as required: completely sealing off the paint shop to prevent any possibility of dust ingress, while still allowing easy passage for personnel and work pieces.
“This is a great product and we were also impressed with the pricing and fast turnaround times on the two orders we placed for this installation,” he says.
Locally manufactured from specially formulated PVC material that does not become brittle with use, Apex strip curtains are transparent to provide visibility and optimise safety. The product is best known for its patented Balledge® design which, while providing an effective thermal seal, parts easily under pressure to allow people and goods to move through the curtains unhindered.
The Balledge design ensures that the individual strips do not snag or scratch goods and people as they move through the opening. It also strengthens the strips, ensuring a longer life even in the harshest applications.
Apex strip curtains are generally used to prevent the ingress of hot or cold air, depending on the season, and thus to moderate internal temperature fluctuations and maintain a comfortable temperature in the working environment. This is considered an important factor supporting productivity.
During summer, for example, PVC strip curtains installed in factories or warehouses can serve to restrict the inflow of hot air and prevent an excessive heat build-up internally. During winter, the curtaining prevents cold air from entering the workplace and so supports maximum efficiencies in internal heating sources.