Product Focus: Fly Screens and Insect Barriers

Product Focus: Fly Screens and Insect Barriers

As the summer heats up Rayflex go into overdrive making and manufacturing Fly Screens and Insect Barriers. We utilise various types of materials to ensure that we can manufacture the right fly screen solution for your unique application. It’s time to prepare your kitchens, bars, shops and restaurants UK wide, cover your open doorways with our fantastic insect curtains!

Our mesh lightweight, mesh strips available in black or grey come as standard with weighted bottoms to ensure they don’t flap around in the wind. These are stylish mesh covers are designed to aid open kitchens and food production environments that desperately need fresh air circulating. The mesh strips allow hands-free access through doorways and remove the hassle of health and safety concerns that come with flies, insects and bugs buzzing around and contaminating food produce.

Our fly screens and insect curtains are used extensively in hot, busy, environments like in commercial kitchens, restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. Workspaces that generate a lot of heat, which is only made worse during the hot summer months. Fly screens and insect barriers work exceptionally well in these environments as they allow the workers to keep doors open, but due to the small holes in the mesh strip, there’s a steady stream of air passing through. These holes aren’t large enough to allow pests to pass through which promotes a hygienic work environment without having to sacrifice the comfort of the workers.

Mesh Strip

Mesh Strip

As you can see in the image above, the holes in the mesh are very very small and will not allow pests to pass through. Mesh strip improve the overall hygiene of the environment. Each kit comes with the appropriate amount of strips, a suspension rail and fitting instructions.

1000mm W x 2350mm H:
6 x fly mesh strips – plated to suit the hook type rail system
1 x 1230mm hook type stainless steel suspension rail

1300mm W x 2350mm H:
8 x fly mesh strips – plated to suit the hook type rail system
1 x 1475mm hook type stainless steel suspension rail

1600mm W x 2350mm H:
10 x fly mesh strips – plated to suit the hook type rail system
2 x 984mm hook type stainless steel suspension rail

1800mm W x 2350mm H:
11 x fly mesh strips – plated to suit the hook type rail system
2 x 984mm hook type stainless steel suspension rail

If you are interested in our fly screen and insect barrier range, please visit our insect barrier page, contact our sales team on 01925 638753 or email sales@pvc-strip.co.uk.

Product Focus: PVC Chiller Blinds

pvc chiller blinds

On hot days, customers want to walk into newsagents, shops, bars, cafés or restaurants, go straight to your fridges and pick out a cold drink, sandwich, salad or snack. Imagine the disappointment for your customers that when they finally choose their product, it’s warm and in unsatisfactory condition. Did you know that up to 40% of customers just don’t buy warm drinks or food items? They’d rather go without or worse, go next door to your competitors!

This poses you with a problem – how do you display your goods, keep your energy consumption down and showcase your product offerings in multi-deck chillers whilst keeping your products cold?  The answer is simple: install an inexpensive PVC chiller blind.  The PVC is crystal clear so your customer can see into the fridge, the PVC strips are lightweight enough for your customers to simply reach through and grab the cold product they desire – you get to keep all your customers happy and save a fortune in energy in the process.

BUT ARE THEY A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT?

YES!  The ROI is extremely fast, typically you will save up to 50% on fridge energy consumption, and they will pay for themselves within a few months. They optimise airflow evenly within the cabinet ensuring you have minimum product wastage. They also extend the life of your retail unit by lessening the load on the compressor.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS TO INSTALLING PVC CHILLER BLINDS?

Yes! They are extremely easy to self-install, maintain and clean. Our clever support system allows the full curtain section to clip in and out which also ensures you can restock your fridges with ease.  They do also help to deter petty theft – it’s not as easy to slip items into pockets when there is a PVC chiller blind in the way!

WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE? 

Colour: Clear / transparent (light blue tint)
PVC profile: Flat
Grade: Standard Temperature PVC strip
Width range: 100mm
Thickness range: 1mm (please note we offer 1.2mm and 2mm if required)
UV stable: Yes.
Temperature range: +50°c to -15°c (PVC can degrade at the extremities of this range).  If you require a PVC chiller blind to be made from low-temperature PVC (+30 / -40°c) then this is possible, we use 100mm w x 2mm thick freezer grade PVC material in this instance.

Our PVC strips are 100mm wide and we sell only PVC chiller blinds to the nearest incremental width.  For example, if your fridge is 1290mm wide we would supply 12 x 100mm – it is not possible to infill the remaining 90mm of space, you would have a small gap at either side.  The PVC chiller blinds are designed to cover off the majority of your opening to ensure enhanced energy savings.

Our standard sizes include:

1200mm W x 1500mm H
1800mm W x 1500mm H
2400mm W x 1500mm H
3000mm W x 1500mm H
3600mm W x 1500mm H
1200mm W x 3000mm H
1800mm W x 3000mm H
2400mm W x 3000mm H
3000mm W x 3000mm H
3600mm W x 3000mm H

Our PVC chiller blinds come in the above pre-made standard sizes are available to buy online (not on next day delivery) or if your fridge sizes are unusual then please call us on 01925 638753 or email sales@pvc-strip.co.uk.

Summer Proofing Your Facilities With Our PVC Products!

Clear PVC Strip Roll

The sun is desperately trying to make an appearance and we’re thrilled about it! But, with warmer weather and sunnier days comes a few issues in the workplace – here we have a range of PVC products that are manufactured to remove any irritations so you can enjoy the sun but not be burdened with the issues that it can bring! 

Introducing our PVC summer saviours…

We have a huge PVC range, designed with summer in mind. Our products are suited for a variety of facilities to assist with issues such as:

  • Airborne pest control
  • Room temperature management
  • Product temperature management

Our summer range is suitable for a wide variety of applications –  offering multiple benefits and perks for a low cost.  

Our range includes:

  • Perforated PVC Strip
  • Anti-Insect Yellow Translucent 
  • Black or Grey Mesh Strip
  • Standard Clear PVC Strip

Commercial kitchens, Pubs, Bars, Restaurants and Cafes

During summer, cafes, restaurants and bars can expect a huge rise in customers. As soon as the temperature rises, families and friends flock to their nearest beer garden, cafe or restaurant to enjoy the sun, drinks and food. How can these facilities cope with the pressure of increased workload and the environmental changes? By installing a kit from our PVC range, you can expect perks that will help your business all summer long. We recommend putting our perforated or anti-insect PVC on your doorways to your commercial kitchen to prevent the risk of flies contaminating your environment. It’s the perfect product for allowing fresh air to circulate while keeping annoying pests out of the way. We also have a range of chiller blinds to attach to commercial refrigeration units. Ideal for keeping chilled foods at the correct temperature, improving contamination control and extending the life of refrigerator units. 

Office Spaces

Offices are heat traps at the best of times, but turn up the temperature and introduce the sun and the heat can be almost unbearable! Keeping doors and windows open isn’t always ideal with the external noise, so what can you do?  This is where our perforated PVC strip curtains and mesh strips come in… Our products can be installed in doorways, acting as a barrier to all pests. We recommend installing our bullet range perforated curtains on office doors during the summertime for a more aesthetically pleasing design, easy installation/removal and improved durability. From improved airflow to temperature management and anti-insect protection, the benefits are limitless.

Industrial Environments

PVC strip curtains are ideal for industrial environments during any season, however, during summer, our various PVC ranges can easily summer proof warehouse and industrial environments.  Strip curtains are often used in warehouses as area dividers or to cover industrial doorways, our clear PVC strip is often used in this instance as it’s often thicker and able to withstand the heavy duty traffic usage that is involved in a warehouse environment.
When installing strip curtains during summer, you can expect benefits including:

  • Temperature management
  • Improved airflow
  • Anti-insect management

Which will make hot summer days a lot more bearable in your industrial environment! 

Interested in our range? Contact our sales team to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help you. Our sales team are available on 01925 638753 or email sales@pvc-strip.co.uk. 

Anti-Insect Protection | Preventing Bugs In Your Workplace

Anti-Insect Protection

Does your business require anti-insect protection? It can be a struggle working in hot, busy environments. Especially with the increased temperature and annoying bugs flying around, this results in a lot of distractions and irritations that make the working day that little more difficult than it needs to be… That’s where we come in! 

 

We understand that businesses struggle where hygiene and contamination issues need to be taken into consideration. Which is why we manufacture and supply a range of PVC to help make your working days a little more bearable in the summer months. 

Perforated PVC:
When working in hot environments during summer, it can often be a necessity to keep doors and windows open, however, this invites unwanted pests into your working environment and in workplaces such as food preparation areas, the utmost care should be taken concerning health and safety. Flies or other airborne pests can cause contamination by simply landing on work surfaces, causing bacteria including salmonella, typhoid and cholera to be spread, which can cause detrimental harm in certain working environments. If this sounds like an issue you have… Our perforated PVC is ideal for you! The strips are clear, much like our standard PVC door kit but with small perforations throughout the strip which are large enough to allow a breeze through but small enough to block any airborne pests from passing through.

Anti-Insect PVC:
If your main issue is reducing the number of pests that enter your workplace, our anti-insect PVC is perfect for you… This product is bright yellow, a colour that is known for repelling flies and insects. This feature is key in ensuring your environment is protected from pests that may cause harm in your workplace and will ensure that you can keep doorways open to avoid your workers overheating this summer. 

Mesh Fly Screens:
All our grey and black fly screen mesh strips require minimum effort to install. We offer a variety of suspension systems: The bullet system is a pre-punched snap on and off, this system is quick to install and is perfect for pedestrian health and safety requirements as there are no separate steel parts. The insect barrier is also extremely durable. If heavy pedestrian use is expected, the product will withstand it. The snap-on system also means that insect curtain can be maintained with ease – simply remove the strips and clean individually (with warm water only).

Our range is available with a variety of suspension systems designed to suit you. If you would like to discuss your requirements with our sales team, we can offer a full bespoke quotation designed to remove all your summer problems. Contact our team on 01925 638753 or email sales@pvc-strip.co.uk.