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HDPE Sheet for Bathroom Partitions
SIMONA AMERICA Industries announced that its new high-density polyethylene sheet for bathroom partitions has passed the criteria to meet the NFPA 286 Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution to Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Growth. This patent pending material will be branded with the name SIMOBOARD Defender. The sheet is the first to meet the NFPA 286 test requirements with no modifications.

This code has been adopted in almost all U.S. states and is being enforced by building inspectors in new construction. These durable plastic bathroom partitions can be specified for use in every facility to meet the most upto- date fire and safety standards.

Solid HDPE sheet provides many performance and aesthetic benefits when used for bathroom partitions and lockers compared to other materials, such as metal, stainless steel and phenolic. With a solid color throughout, there is no need to paint or edgeband and it’s easy to repair when damaged. Its scratch-resistant surface is corrosion and impact resistant, so it can be frequently cleaned without rusting and frequently used in high-abuse areas used without denting.

The material will be available in a standard range of colors including black, paisley, linen, slate, blueberry and dawn gray. Architects can also select custom colors, with some minimum sheet requirements.

The useful life of HDPE sheet outlasts other materials such as phenolic and plastic laminate. It also requires lower energy to process, and does not need chemically abrasive paints or adhesives.

For more information, contact Gary Borgia, SIMONA AMERICA Industries, 101 Power Boulevard, Archbald, PA 18403, 570-876-8199, E-mail:, Web:

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