Quality is a primary concern at any beverage manufacturing operation and key to this is preventing the ingress of contaminants such as birds, insects and dust into both the production and warehousing areas. With this objective in mind, Coca Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Wadeville recently installed Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains on all the external doors at its manufacturing facility in Wadeville.
James Candy, production manager at Apex Strip Curtains, says that general purpose strip curtains offer a quick and cost effective solution for doorways and other entrances that need to be covered. Most importantly, the locally manufactured Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains feature the patented Balledge™ design which ensures longevity of the strips even in the harshest applications. Constant movement through conventional strip curtaining often results in tearing of individual strips which compromises the thermal seal.
Candy explains that this is not the case with Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains which incorporates this special reinforced edge. “The Balledge™ allows both people and motorised materials handling equipment to enter and exit without snagging or scratching. And while closed the individual strips form a very effective seal preventing birds and insects from entering.”
The PVC strips are made from specially formulated material which is exceptionally durable and is transparent allowing good visibility for safety. The strips do not become brittle or discolour with age, even when exposed to external elements.
In total Apex General Purpose heavy duty 400 x 4 Strip Curtains were installed in four large doorways with dimensions of 5 metres by 5 metres. The installation is on galvanised mounting hardware.
Apex Strip Curtains & Doors was the first company to locally manufacture general purpose strip curtaining in South Africa, and has an extensive installed footprint of this product across a wide range of industry sectors.