smooth 100 mL
Duramax (which is
highly resistant to
acids and bases
and has a low water
doors are highly
resistant to mold
and have superior
They use a one-piece
radial header (with
easy draining during
UHMW side frames
which stand off from
the wall to minimize
contact, reducing pockets where bacteria can grow.
To ensure complete 360-degree clean capability, the side
frames can be removed for cleaning and the drive system
and controls are completely sealed and wash-down rated,
meeting both USDA and FDA standards.
Fabric walls and industrial curtain partitions also
play key roles in maintaining sanitary conditions in food
manufacturing facilities, where they are increasingly being
used for applications related to blending, mixing, powder
ingredients, raw ingredients or other production operations.
While anti-microbial walls have always been important in
segmenting environments, there is a growing use of flexible,
industrial fabric walls around processes where wash-down
protocols apply. Not only are they quicker, easier and less
expensive to install than walls made of traditional materials,
they can be moved or reconfigured if the facility’s needs or
One of the most common uses for industrial fabric walls
in the food industry is for the isolation of production lines
so they can be cleaned while other lines nearby continue
to run at peak efficiency. Not only do these flexible fabric
walls allow plant engineers to easily enclose areas and
contain overspray from cleaning, but they can also help
reduce potential for cross-contamination during production
Some wash-down fabric walls are constructed of durable,
cleanable and anti-microbial vinyl specifically designed
for use in operations where compliance with federal food
regulations is paramount. To eliminate the potential for
harborage concerns, fabric walls with manufactured panels
with heat- or radio-frequency-welded seams, and air- and
water-tight panel-to-panel connections, should be employed.
Wash-down fabric walls are typically suspended from
existing ceiling structures or roof decks. Stainless steel
components and hardware allow the walls to hold up to wet and
harsh conditions that occur when production equipment is cleaned
as part of HACCP best practices protocol. Should the ability to open
and close the wall be needed, heavy-duty stainless steel track-
and-trolley systems are available to ensure easy operation and
durability in the wash-down environment.
Flexibility and potential cost savings are among the main
benefits of fabric walls in any application. Since they are not
rigid, they can easily be custom-designed to match a facility’s
specific needs or work space, and can be moved or reconfigured
if those needs change. When combined with anti-microbial, wash-down features, this flexibility allows plant managers to achieve
cleanliness protocols and production goals without the cost,
permanence or space requirements of rigid walls.
To ensure product integrity, food manufacturing facilities require
the most sanitary operations and equipment possible. From high-speed roll-up doors to anti-microbial, wash-down fabric walls,
new products are changing the way the industry defines “best
practices” in both areas.
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