Cold Chain Management

Tempro Cold Stop Curtains

You have the “POWER to SAVE up to 25% in chillers and 35% in freezers” with SMI’s new innovations now available in South Africa.  

Seymour Manufacturing International Limited (SMI), established in the early 1980s, manufactures and supplies Tempro® thermal insulation systems.

Seymour’s Tempro® is a unique lightweight insulation that has exceptional thermal properties and is widely used in food and logistics industries, for applications such as:

  • Chilled and freezer store trolley entry doors – Cold Stop®  Curtains
  • Temporary cold room curtain walls – Temperature Controlled Zones (TCZ)
  • Roll cage and pallet covers
  • Flat pack Chiller/Freezer – TT33 & Tempro® Dome

What is Tempro® and Cold Stop® all about?

Back in the seventies Brian Seymour, the present company’s Chairman, formulated Tempro®, the first, most thermally efficient thin and flexible insulating material in the world. From it he developed a family of food chain products including pallet covers, containers, cold stores and inflatable cold rooms. In the early nineties he drew up the first thermal strip curtain.  After 10 years extensive development Cold Stop and its associated suspension system reached a marketable stage and was accepted by several supermarkets as the solution to their issues of heat losses from chilled stores. Subsequently Cold Stop has been installed in the majority of their outlets and has been accepted as the standard for new stores.  Companies in the food processing and food manufacturing sector are also purchasing in quantities mainly due to the energy savings that can be achieved from their chilled and frozen store operation with Cold Stop’s use.  The Seymour product is also seen as a solution to several health and safety issues.

Cold Stop Curtain

Cold Stop CurtainCold Stop® curtains, patented by SMI, provide a revolutionary alternative to traditional plastic strip curtains used in many coldrooms. The curtains are a cost efficient thermal barrier based on Tempro® which gives the curtains insulation properties far greater than standard types, and resultant energy reductions. The thermal barrier, Tempro® is flame retardant, antifungicidal and has an insulation resistance value of 0.672.m.kW

Basically the insulated curtain traps cold air in and keeps warm air out of the controlled temperature environment.  Customer experience and SMI’s validated research indicates energy savings of 18-25% in chillers and 30-35% in freezers above that of traditional PVC physical barrier type arrangements.

Thermal claims have been validated by the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association and the Building Research Establishment

The Curtain panels are available in standard 300mm widths and bespoke heights. The panels have a deep, frost-clear window, are light, easily cleaned and flexible. They fit well and do not split, thus avoiding the expense of frequent costly replacement. Field trials with a leading multiple retailers indicate curtain lives 5 to 6 times longer than PVC strip designs, providing substantial capital savings.  With SMI’s unique ‘cold lock’ system, the curtains fit neatly and effectively to the door head and floor, saving ever increasing costly energy.

They are soft and user friendly and use a patented header arrangement that is a design and efficiency breakthrough. Customer feedback has also shown that the user friendly operation of the curtains reduce operator frustration and subsequent tampering, on top of this It is also difficult for staff to remove the curtains ensuring your energy saving system is more likely to stay in place.

Power will only get more expensive, saving is essential, using Cold Stop® can make a difference to your Wallet, Environment and your Country.