Each aspect of the AKON, LLC Food Grade Approved and Certified Curtains has been specifically designed to help maintain a safe and sanitary environment for food processing plants. Our list of end users for the product include Frito-Lay, Nestle, Pepsi, Kraft and numerous other food processing plants throughout the United States and Canada. This product has been well received by end users since its inception into our product line. Thus, we stand behind this product as your trusted source to keep your plant clean and your workers and equipment safe year-round.
Key Benefits of the Food Grade Approved Curtains
- Curtain material is constructed from 40 mil USDA grade clear non-porous flexible PVC leaving bacteria with no place to grow. Traditional PVC curtain materials can collect bacteria and create an unsanitary environment if left untreated.
- Stainless steel “open top” track and trolley system minimizes crevices and allows for a constant airflow across the hardware. This design eliminates dark, stagnant areas created by enclosed track systems where bacteria can harvest and grow.
- Design prevents cross contamination between processing lines. End users of this food grade approved curtain system are drawn to the curtains ability to sanitarily contain one area from another, for example preventing ingredients from one mixing process from entering another mixing process in their plant.
- Effectively reduce process line shut down during wash down cycles by creating a sanitary barrier between the areas with the food grade accredited curtains.
- Double reinforced top hem and no hems on bottom or vertical edges. Overlapped hems and sewn hems leave yet another place for bacteria to enter and grow. A custom top hem that eliminates the “bubble effect” created by an overlapped hem but still offers the durability that a top hem demands from not only the weight of the curtain but from day-to-day pulling and sliding by plant workers.
- Curtain panel sections overlap on trolley hooks eliminate the need for Velcro connections. Velcro connections made from traditional nylon and polyester inevitably become wet and dirty in a food processing environment. With each panel section overlapping by 12” or more on the hardware trolley hooks, you can effectively prevent wash break-through and cross-contamination while at the same time maintaining the sanitary environment that you demand.
- All surfaces of the food grade certified curtain are wash down capable.
- The extruded PVC is the clearest in the industry. While some extruders of flexible PVC can have a “cloudy” tint, our PVC material has been praised for its excellent clarity for over 20 years.
- Custom sizes and radius bends available. No matter what your size or scope of project is, AKON LLC can custom manufacture a solution for your specific application.
- Order accuracy assurance. AKON, LLC takes getting your order right as top priority. For any order, approval drawings are created by engineers and are required to be signed and dated before production.