AirBlock PolySim Fire-Rated Curtains

The Non-Outgassing, Permanently Static Dissipative Class 1 Fire-Rated Material

btn_contactWith fire safety, static electricity and molecular contamination growing as concerns in today’s advanced data centers, PolySim material from Simplex Isolation Systems is an ideal choice for softwall curtains. PolySim was the first clear, flexible softwall material to achieve a Class-1 fire rating. As a proprietary compound thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) – not a PVC – PolySim is non-outgassing and non-blooming, allowing for minimal cleaning requirements. The PolySim™ formulation has permanent static dissipation properties, which do not wear off or diminish over time, like anti-static vinyls do.


  • ASTM E-84 Class 1 Fire-Rated
  • Exceeds NFPA 76 data center standard
  • No outgassing, no blooming
  • Permanently static dissipative
  • Does not require humidity
  • See-through clarity
  • No particulates
  • Available in clear, opaque black and opaque white


  • Cost effective alternative to hardwall panels
  • Minimal cleaning requirements
  • Fire safe
  • Superior durability
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Available in 48″ wide rolls, 12″ strips or 48″ curtains
  • Can be RF welded into custom widths to create solid walls

As with all Simplex materials, PolySim has been fully tested to certify performance.

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AirBlock Containment Curtains and Strip Doors

Slash Energy Costs with Better Air Flow Dynamics

btn_contactPTS’s data center cooling solutions help protect your critical operations while enabling you to reduce operating costs and increase capacity. With hot aisle cold aisle isolation you can depend on easy-to-deploy data center partitions with superior safety features and high quality.

AirBlock Data Center Curtains were developed with a singular goal: to provide the finest quality curtains for achieving hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment in the data center. AirBlock Data Center Curtains are engineered for performance, and exceed all fire and safety standards. Simplex products are made from virgin materials to provide extra clear transparency and protection against yellowing and cracking.

Choose from proprietary material options that include vinyls with ESD resistance and those that are free from outgassing. All AirBlock Data Center Curtains are tested to NFPA and ASTM E-84 Class 1 standards for flame and smoke generation, guaranteed to help maintain compliance with local fire codes.

AirBlock Data Center Curtains offer a selection of mounting systems that offer solutions to existing infrastructure in the legacy data center.  There are virtually limitless options for new installations. Modular design allows for easy installation and expansion in the event of a growing data center.

Features and Benefits

  • Cost Savings: increased capacity and stabilized temperatures will cut power costs and help take advantage of utility company rebates.
  • Modular designs: allows for easy expansion and reconfiguration to meet the changing needs of your evolving data center.
  • Integration: AirBlock data center containment curtains can be used in conjunction with end-of-aisle solutions, doors, hardwall partitions and ceiling modules for a complete data center approach.
  • Various Material Options: choose from a wide variety of materials to suit your needs, including proprietary materials that meet NFPA 76 data center standard, the ASTM E-84 standards and are Class 1 fire rated, with the lowest smoke and flame spread ratings available.
  • Sizing Options: specify full length ceiling-to-floor curtains, or custom lengths for above-the-rack installations.
  • Overlapping Design: vinyl panels are 40 mil thick and 48 inches wide, with four-inch overlaps to prevent leakage.
  • Data Center Strip Doors: end-of-aisle access is easy with strip doors, as the strips come back together easily to limit air loss from one area to another.
  • Molded Corner Design: molded, wraparound corners form superior seals in the data center.
  • Fire Safety: Hardware is designed so that curtains fall away in the case of a fire, allowing sprinklers full operating range.

Easy Mounting and Assembly

There is a unique array of strip door and curtain mountings that allow you to customize your enclosures and barriers. Mountings are extruded from 6063-T5 aluminum and come in standard anodized clear coat.

Data Center Hardwall Enclosures

AirBlock Data Center Hardwall Systems enable hot aisle and cold aisle regions in the data center that have the performance of hardwalls, but still retain the modular capabilities.

The AirBlock Data Center Hardwall System features Active Channel Technology. This technology is found in the two-piece extrusion frame and allows the end user to adjust the insert channel of the data center frame to accommodate different sizes of solid inserts—from 1/8″ to 3/8″. Choose from a wide variety of insert materials, including polycarbonate, polypropylene, ABS, aluminum composite, acrylic, or even tempered glass.

The Active Channel Technology design creates a snug interior mounting of the panel insert that is flush with the frame, keeping the assembled hardwall panel looking sleek and modern in appearance.

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Simplex Isolation Systems

SimplexLogoSimplex Isolation Systems is one of the most prominent names in modular clean rooms, soft wall curtains, strip doors, separation and process isolation. Since 1979, Simplex’s innovations have set new design standards in modular expandable clean room components, isolation curtains, hardware and new product development. Simplex has come to be regarded as a product line of innovation and performance, their unique strip doors and mounting systems like Bonded Bead , Flex-Track and accessories like GatorJaw are designed for quick installation. To learn more about Simplex’s products, please contact us.

  • Airblock 1AirBlock Data Center Curtains and Strip Doors are ideal for use in computer data centers where hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment is important. Hot-aisle/cold-aisle design is the data center best practice where server racks are lined up in alternating rows with cold-air intakes all facing one aisle and hot-air exhausts facing the other. Cool air is vented into the cold air aisles, directed through the computer racks, and into the warm air aisles.
  • PolySim Softwall Curtain Material is an elastomeric polymer blend of a patented inherently dissipative polymer (IDP) with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The product combines the toughness and flexibility of a TPU with an inherently static dissipative polymer network. This network remains intact through injection molding or extruding, while maintaining the physical properties of a TPU. PolySim 509 alloys are formulated for permanent and consistent ESD protection without compromising cleanliness.


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