Kinedyne’s has released its new Kold-Front Refrigerated Curtain System as a driver-friendly alternative to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) strip curtains typically used to keep refrigerated cargo at a safe temperature during transport.
The company claims its new solution also provides better thermal resistance and greater durability than traditional refrigerated side curtains.
Kold-Front is effortless to use and sturdier than a standard refrigerated side curtain, which provides better insulation to maintain required low interior temperatures while loading and unloading cargo.
“The Kold-Front system makes drivers’ lives significantly easier while they’re making all those trips in and out of the truck,” said Roger Perlstein, vice president – sales and marketing, Kinedyne. “Because it’s a solid curtain, it keeps the cold air inside the truck to protect cargo and, thanks to Kinedyne’s exclusive ultra-glide design, drivers have no trouble opening and closing it.”
One of the major weaknesses of traditional refrigerated side curtains is the use of two-wheeled plastic rollers.
The wheels often bind, causing the curtain to get stuck. Drivers tug on the curtains to get them moving, and then the plastic breaks.
Instead of plastic rollers, Kold-Front curtains are equipped with a patented five-roller system – a precisely balanced combination of five steel wheels with ball bearings for minimal friction.
Kold-Front’s solid curtain provides better insulation with a curtain that is 40% heavier than a standard side curtain, helping to maintain the required low interior temperatures in a refrigerated trailer.
The Kold-Front Refrigerated Curtain System kit includes an 84-inch Kin-Slider aluminum roller track; three five-wheel rollers; standard-sized 26 oz. PVC commercial-grade curtain – 60 inches wide by 102 inches long, ballast-weighted; and four hook and loop fasteners.
While the kit comes with a standard-curtain, the color and dimensions are customizable based on fleets’ needs. The curtain has a 15-inch trimmable bottom sweep to allow for length adjustments.
Kinedyne provides instructions for fleets to install the kit themselves or arrange for their dealer/distributor to do it.