Uses of Clear Plastic Swing Doors and Plastic Strip Curtains for Coolrooms

07 September 2016

Plain binary access systems efficiently protect static storage environments. Unfortunately, doors that are forever opening and closing won’t work in a high-traffic coolroom. The door, beautifully sealed as it may be, becomes a workflow bottleneck. Clear plastic swing doors and plastic strip curtains offer a third option, one that happily removes that productivity-crippling bottleneck.

The Third State of Coolroom Entrance

The middle ground we seek uses plastic swing doors and plastic strip curtains. These insulated dividers keep the temperature cool on one side, but the workflow bottlenecks evaporate. The kitchen employee simply swats the door, pushes through the plastic envelope, and effortlessly enters the coolroom. Physically pliable, the plastic still creates a formidable thermal barrier, but it’s one that submits to the passage of an employee. In effect, the swing doors and plastic strips isolate different work zones. These plastic entry systems then function either as temporary threshold points or as supplementary aids, partitions that act as an airlock-like barrier after the primary door has been accessed.

The Advantages of a Clear Plastic Divider

Convection currents are stopped by plastic strips and buffered by flexible plastic swing doors. This feature stabilises climate control while establishing a quick means of passage between two or more work areas. Meanwhile, productivity figures escalate and safe movement between the two work zones is reinforced. This latter feature is made possible because of the clear plastic, a transparency attribute that safely allows forklift trucks and pallet loaders to zip through the divider. In essence, the heavy vehicles can see what’s happening before they power through the see-through plastic doors and strips, so the flexible access system is as safe to use as it is thermally capable.

Uses of Clear Plastic Doors

The plastic dividers, as already mentioned, provide a middle ground. They’re the polymer-insulated assets that end commodity exposure and stop food spoiling. They also take a role as a buffering mechanism behind the main cooler door, so temperatures spikes are minimised. They’re fitted in refrigerated trucks, in catering vehicles, and used as partitions in warehouses and factories. These applications need clear plastic swing doors and plastic strip curtains that can blend access functionality with enhanced temperature isolation.

Above all, the see-through function is necessary because of the accessibility model described in the above paragraphs. It’s a utilitarian requirement that targets visibility. Remember, many of these plastic doors are hung in warehouses and factories, places where forklift trucks cross from one cool zone to the next while coolroom personnel are on the move.


Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
Mobile: 0412 536 315

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