As Australia’s leading supplier of truck curtains to truck body, trailer manufacturers & transport operators, Polyweld can supply everything you need for your truck side curtains.
In addition to standard curtains, Polyweld produce Tenacitex Load Restraint Curtains to provide you with curtains that comply with the Load Restraint Guide prepared by the National Transport Commission, avoiding the need for gates and load binders, saving time, injuries, and cost to your business.
Polyweld curtains are available in eight styles:
- Weldable webbing
- Sleeved (webbing in pocket)
- Insulated Curtains – Bubble and Blanket Batt
- TX Slider
- Digital Printed and Coated
- Signwritten and Painted
- Pulley Curtains
Weldable Webbing Curtains
- When tensioned vertically the curtains sit flatter because the webbing is welded to the curtain fabric. The buckles stretch the curtain vertically up to 10- 15mm, so any stripes close to buckle lines may appear to be deflected at the buckles.
- Easier to repair – Having the straps welded to the curtain means the single thickness can be repaired on the inside easily.
- Though not as strong as sewn buckles, buckles are commonly attached to the curtain with either a shroud or “carmo” block – usually with huck bolts or nuts and bolts.
- Also known as Loose Sleeve, Pocketed or Eyelet curtains, these traditional curtains have the straps in sleeves or pockets which are independent from the curtain fabric. This prevents any visual deflection of marking such as pin stripes and lines when the straps are fastened and stretched in the process. This design comes from the original Bo-Alloy patented Tautliner using seatbelt straps within a curtain to restrain and waterproof the load on a flat bed truck (lorry) or trailer. In the day, Tautliners were a great advance in safety, preventing the falls from heights that sometimes occurred when a heavy tarpaulin had to be man handled over an increasingly tall cargo. This style of curtain also has the feature of the strap being able to repaired or replaced individually. Straps were originally sewn to both the D-ring and roller assembly and the body of the buckle, but now it is common to see Huck bolts replacing stitching as is used on the welded webbing curtain. In Either case, the strap weaves through an array of rectangular eyelets or oval eyelets in the sleeve in the curtain at the buckle end. The Bo-Alloy style curtain buckle is still available as our F Buckle.
Recent advances in polyester blanket insulation allow high R value curtains to maintain temperatures approaching those of reefer vans.
- Welded webbing curtain systems can be insulated to suit refrigerated trucks and trailers.
See our page on Insulated Curtains for more information.
- A new Load Restraint automatic buckle-less curtain system using excess air from your truck’s braking system.
Measuring Your Curtain
These documents will assist you in providing us with accurate information to manufacture your new curtain side.
Free Colour Chart
Polyweld Truck Side Curtains are manufactured to your specification from European PVC coated polyester fabric.
Available in a range of colours, the Polyweld Curtain Colour Chart will assist in making your selection.
To ensure accurate colour matching, complete the request form and we’ll send you our free fabric sample colour chart.