PVC strip curtains have become invaluable in the modern workplace, where areas must be closed or partitioned off. Their ingenious design separates areas from one another while still allowing the free passage of light, air, movement and machinery. It can be situated at interior doorways or to separate the interior from the outside.
Standard strip curtains are widely utilised across several industries, such as warehouses and factories, to help regulate temperature, airflow and noise. In areas such as food production, pharmaceuticals and medical settings, an added layer of protection is needed where antimicrobial strip curtains are essential.
What exactly are antimicrobial strip curtains?
Where buildings or parts of buildings need to be partitioned off whilst still allowing easy access but where hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost priority, these can be separated off through the positioning of antimicrobial curtains. These are manufactured using the same processes and standards as regular strip curtains but with the addition of an innovative antimicrobial property called SteriTouch. This helps inhibit the growth of mould, biofilm and harmful airborne bacteria, helping maintain good hygiene and prevent infections.
SteriTouch utilises the age-old natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of silver. When incorporated into a carrier material such as plastic or PVC strip curtains, the controlled release of silver ions provides long-lasting protection against the growth of the most common bacteria, fungi and moulds, which can compromise hygiene and cleanliness levels necessary in areas of food production and storage as well as medical and pharmaceutical settings.
Antimicrobial and antibacterial strip curtains provide essential and durable effectiveness against E.coli, salmonella, MRSA and Covid19.
Are antimicrobial strip curtains safe?
The safety of any product in regular use is a high priority in any work environment. The antimicrobial and antibacterial properties incorporated into strip curtains have been extensively tested to national and international standards, approved by the EFSA and FDA and supported by Biocidal Product Regulations before coming to market.
How do they work?
By constituting a physical barrier between different areas, antimicrobial strip curtains can prevent dirt, debris and cold air from reaching those parts of the building which need to be kept at a constant temperature and level of cleanliness.
The thickness of the strip curtain barrier is vital to how an area is kept clean and free from contaminants, and larger apertures will likely need a more significant number of PVC strips to ensure and maintain optimum efficacy. Each curtain strip will be measured, made and fitted precisely to the required specifications, then attached expertly to a hanging rail.
Does your business need antimicrobial strip curtains?
In many cases, standard strip curtains will be required to separate different workspace areas from regulating airflow, noise and temperature. However, if your business involves cleanroom technology, antimicrobial strip curtains are an absolute must for real added value in providing effective barriers, especially in high-traffic areas, to keep out dirt, bad air and pollutants which could seriously compromise the efficiency of your product or hygiene procedures.
Suppose your business includes food processing and packaging, kitchens, pharmaceutical or healthcare, including hospitals where cross-contamination or the introduction of bacteria can cause severe or even catastrophic results and potential downtime and loss of revenue. In that case, speaking to a company with extensive knowledge and experience in antimicrobial products makes common sense.