Clear Flexible Curtain Vinyl meets ASTM E-84 Class 1 rating.

Press Release Summary:

Meeting ASTM E-84 Class 1 rating for flame and smoke generation, FlexSim(TM) FR is fire-rated vinyl for standard applications, and FlexSim FR AS adds built-in anti-static inhibitors. Both products also meet/exceed requirements for NFPA-701 and UL Title 19 for compliance with California Fire Marshall. Made with non-phthalate plasticizers and non-halogen additives, vinyl accommodates Fire Marshalls' and regulatory agencies' insistence on lower flame and smoke emissions from curtain walls.

Original Press Release:

Simpex Introduces New Fire-Rated Vinyl

Fontana, CA--Simplex, a leading manufacturer of cleanrooms, environmental enclosures and containment systems for hot aisle/cold aisle isolation in data centers, announces the release of its FlexSimTM, FlexSimTM is the first domestically produced clear flexible curtain vinyl to meet the stringent ASTM E-84 Class 1 rating for flame and smoke generation.

This proprietary material is available only from Simplex, or from authorized Simplex dealers and distributors.

FlexSimTM also meets or exceeds requirements for NFPA-701 and UL Title 19 for compliance with the California Fire Marshall. There are two variations of the vinyl. FlexSimTM FR is the fire-rated version for standard applications. FlexSimTM FR AS has built-in anti-static inhibitors for applications in which electro-static discharge is a concern.

"Many industries, Fire Marshalls and regulatory agencies are insisting on lower flame and smoke emissions from curtain wall materials." said Duane McKinnon, president of Simplex. "Simplex has developed these revolutionary vinyl materials to meet these needs. FlexSimTM vinyls are also an example of Simplex's commitment to green and sustainable products. They are made with the most environmentally friendly, universally accepted ingredients, including non-phthalate plasticizers and non-halogen (flame and smoke) additives."

McKinnon added that the new FlexSimTM vinyls complement Simplex's existing line of curtain materials, from the firm's NFPA-701 compliant vinyl to their exclusive ASTM E-84 Class 1 rated PolySim non-outgassing material.

Founded in 1979, Simplex Isolation Systems designs and manufactures custom cleanrooms that are modular and expandable, as well as a number of products for use in process isolation and contamination control and data centers. Customers include NASA, AT&T, Walt Disney Studios, Raytheon and more. Call Simplex at 1-800-854-7951, or visit the Simplex website at

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