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November 08, 2016

What Do You Need to Consider Before Ordering Plastic Door Curtains?

Plastic door curtains or curtains for doors are used for many different applications, from room separators to cooler and freezer doors. As a company with vast experience of manufacturing industrial curtains, we offer a variety of mounts including fixed and sliding systems to accommodate a wide variety of applications. Although we realise that the most popular product at the moment is the basic strip door that is fixed.

Most strip doors are installed above a frame opening (a doorway) or on a fixed wall. The plastic strip door is usually longer and wider than the opening to ensure the strips cover the opening completely and provide an effective seal. The hardware you choose should, therefore, be attached a few inches above the opening, and extend past the sides in order to overlap or mask the side wall. Therefore when looking at choosing the appropriate kit size, you should think about getting the next size up from the door size (net frame opening). If the strips are too long when they arrive, they can always be trimmed with a utility knife.Plastic Door Curtains with Steritouch

Another thing to consider is the amount of traffic that the plastic door curtains will be exposed to. For a high traffic door which will experience a lot of movement, such as from forklift trucks etc., double ribbed strips are recommended as they are manufactured with vertical extrusions which will act as a buffer against all machines. These ribs, which project out, also help to keep the inner portion of the strip clearer for longer to give better clarity of vision through the door.

Double ribbed strips are also recommended in places that may be exposed to high wind or high moisture, as the ribs prevent the strips from sticking due to the build-up of condensation, as well as preventing the strips from flapping around in windy conditions.

Other things to consider when thinking about ordering plastic curtains for doors include the configuration of the strip overlap you desire, the thickness and strip width you want, along with any particular colour preference you have. For small openings, for example, you would usually choose 200mm, whereas for larger openings, a 400mm width may be more suitable. There are also various materials to choose from such as anti-microbial, polar grade and anti-static depending on your particular need.

If all this sounds a little confusing and you don't know where to start, then please give us a call on 0333 999 7171 or drop us an email to and we will be happy to help answer any queries you may have.