Strongest PVC material anywhere!
Protects workers from
- Welding arc
- Flash burns
- UV light
…and protects your company from OSHA fines
Steel Guard’s welding curtains and welding curtain systems address the workplace productivity and employee safety issues of welding activities, protecting workers from harmful U.V. light from arc welding and reducing the risk of painful flash burn.
For the most demanding applications and for the longest, Steel-Scrim® PVC material is the strongest available anywhere, with a tensile strength so strong that this 16-ounce vinyl out-performs standard 18-ounce, 22-ounce, even 26-ounce vinyl! It’s stronger, more resilient, and meets fire codes standards that the other vinyls can’t match. This scrim design is so strong that the U.S. Armed Forces use it in their bullet-proof vests.
If you need custom designed welding curtain systems we can provide you with specially designed curtains and track suspension systems to meet your exact requirements.
Steel Guard welding screens use our square tube design that keeps the frame from buckling or twisting, resulting in a longer life. Our welding screens are available in 8 different sizes, and 6 different semi-transparent colors. Read more about Steel Guard welding screens here.
Request a quotation or call 1-800-347-8368 to be connected with a sales professional to discuss your application and requirements. Or, you can order online below.
How did we develop one of the world's strongest vinyls?
Why Available vinyls Cannot Meet All Our Requirements
We know you’re aware of welding curtains …and we also know that your opinion of them might not be a favorable one. Here are some of the things we’ve heard a) they’re made of low-quality material, b) they break, c) they’ll get me fined by fire inspectors. That’s what we used to think too.
You’re right: the cold, hard fact is that many industrial curtains are made of poor quality vinyl and have a low tolerance to abuse. They don’t meet code. Many of them last only a single season. Totally unacceptable.
Which is why we were determined to find a better solution for you. The head of our research and development team set out to find the best vinyl possible. He investigated over 20 different suppliers and just as many varieties of vinyl. Four months worth of exhaustive research.
But after all that searching and testing, all he found was vinyl that
- lacked adequate finish to provide proper protection
- had weak scrim strengths resulting in low durability
- contained lead which resulted in poor flame-resistance tests, sure to get the attention of fire marshals or OSHA inspectors.
We were beginning to think we’d have give up on a finding a vinyl that would satisfy all your requirements…for a cost that would give you a great return-on-investment.
But instead of giving up, we decided to design our own. And what we discovered was an odd-looking design that would allow us to shatter the previous limits of vinyl strength and tenacity.
How We Created a vinyl that would Meet All Your Needs. A vinyl Strong Enough to Earn the Name STEEL-SCRIM
We started by spec-ing out a "super vinyl". A vinyl that would
- boast an R-value of 1.14 or higher, high enough to guarantee you energy savings
- meet the strictest of codes for flame resistance including CFM, NFPA-701 and ASTM E-84 class 1 protecting you from fines
- protect against mildew
- protect against harmful chemicals
- protect against UV rays
- protect against heat up to 200 degrees
- provide cold crack resistance down to -20 degrees
- provide the highest tensile and tear strength on the market
- be affordable enough to give you an attractive ROI.
Obviously, this wasn’t going to be easy. The biggest problem our engineering department faced was the poor scrim strength of most of the vinyl on the market. There were a handful of strong vinyls available but they were prohibitively expensive. To create a tougher, longer-lasting curtain, we had to somehow increase the scrim’s tensile and tear strength because ninety-five percent of a vinyl’s tensile and tear strength comes from the scrim.
To achieve this, our engineering department created something completely unique. A tri-lateral (three-directional) polyester scrim design. It may look odd compared to traditional vinyl patterns, but it was cost-effective and, most importantly, boosted the tensile strength of the vinyl to over 406 pounds per square inch. That’s more than EIGHTY-FOUR PERCENT stronger than a standard 9x9 denier 1000 row scrim! This is the strongest scrim we know of…quite possibly the strongest scrim ever created. It’s so strong that this 16-ounce vinyl out-performs standard 18-ounce, 22-ounce, even 26-ounce vinyl! It’s stronger, more resilient, and meets fire codes standards that the other vinyls can’t match.
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