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Custom Insulated Impact Traffic Door Popular in Malls

Large expansive malls and shopping centres have become the modern meeting place, replacing the historical marketplace. Since the first mall was established in Kansas City in 1922, these establishments have always needed doors, both in the retail and service areas.

When countries including South Africa started building the megamalls in the 1980s, developers used wooden doors in conventional metal frames to screen unsightly public ablutions located at the rear of the centres. These doors did not withstand the high levels of traffic and needed frequent repair and replacement, making this a costly option.

Next, black rubber flap-type flexible doors with PVC vision panels were used and continue to be used in many industrial applications today. Not only are these unsightly, but these rubber doors are not practical in a mall or shopping centre environment. Read the rest of this entry »