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Knowledge Guide: Maximise food production in a simple yet effective way

Many businesses look for cost-effective and time-efficient ways to maximise food production and the capacity of their current processes and production equipment, especially as it was reported that UK food and drink sales reached the £20bn mark for the first time in history.

Flexicurtain is a simple yet effective solution to help achieve increased production capacity by creating efficiencies in washdown procedures, and overcomes many of the problems faced by food production facilities during this process:

Health and Safety

In food production environments, health and safety is paramount. Flexicurtain has no protruding legs like mobile washdown screens, reducing the chance of trips or falls. Additionally, vision panels can be incorporated into the Flexicurtain to allow employees to see what’s happening either side of the barrier.

Overspray contamination control

It is often necessary to keep one production line fully functional whilst another is undergoing washdown procedures. Flexicurtain is a floor to ceiling solution offering complete segregation between two lines during washdown. Mobile screens are not a floor to ceiling solution and have multiple penetration points where overspray is concerned; meaning they do not offer contamination control as effective as Flexicurtain does.

Storage and deployment

Current solutions such as mobile screens are not fixed and require storage space within the factory, whereas Flexicurtain is fixed in place to a stainless steel track immediately within the work space. Because of this, Flexicurtain is also much quicker to deploy and put away saving crucial time during washdown procedures; getting production back up and running quicker!

Materials

Flexicurtain is made from food safe materials and components which are thoroughly tested for use in this sector. Flexicurtain is robust even when being used multiple times with the cleaning chemicals within the food sector. Additionally, curtains are manufactured to ensure there are no food or water traps, adhering to BRC requirements.

Multiple uses

Flexicurtain is space saving and can be configured to take any prefered route around equipment and personnel. Whilst many customers have benefited from a curtain that they can use primarily for washdown, it also serves to control odour or cross contamination when two differing products are being produced on adjacent lines. For example, where production of both allergen-containing foods and non-allergen containing foods are close together within the same facility.

Additional benefits of Flexicurtain:

✓ On-site installation is quick and clean for minimum disruption
✓ Flexicurtain designs can be installed to any height or length
✓ Curtain and track designs make it easy to extend and retract
✓ Electrical operated track options available
✓ Optional weighted hem is available
✓Available in a choice of colours to keep branding consistent or to code particular areas and zones

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