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Smoke Rated Curtains as Passive Smoke Barriers

Fire and smoke rated curtains are being used to protect openings into atrium spaces for surrounding floors. Automatically deployed flexible fabric curtains can provide vertical barriers at the atrium edges. Historically, they have been used in conjunction with smoke exhaust systems, or in some cases as a stand-alone passive solution for smoke control. READ MORE »

UL 10D: The Benefits

As you may have heard, in the beginning of 2014, UL 10D became the standard for protective fire curtain testing. While it may not sound like that big of a deal this change actually provides quite a few benefits. READ MORE »

Alternatives to Elevator Pressurization

Elevator shaft pressurization is often proposed as an alternative to enclosed elevator lobbies. Fire curtains and doors have a stigma of being ugly, cumbersome and intrusive on design aesthetics. However, with today’s materials that is quite the opposite. READ MORE »

UL 10D: The New Standard for Fire Protection

At the beginning of 2014, UL 10D became a new standard for testing fire curtain assemblies. These updated requirements cover the evaluation of protective fire curtain assemblies that provide supplemental, passive fire protection. READ MORE »

Coming Soon: Horizontal Fire Curtains

We are very excited for the latest addition to our product line of smoke and fire rated curtains. The Model 3000 provides a unique functionality in that is a horizontally deploying curtain. READ MORE »

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