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High performance fire and acoustic partitioning

Technical Data

Quantum is a 100mm all steel high performance partition system. It is designed to allow for use of large glazed panels up to 2 metres in width whilst complying with all required British Standards.




Standard Heights: Up to 6.5 metres.

Tracks: Polyester powder coated steel head and base tracks. Head 115mm x 50mm; Base 115mm x 30mm.

Corners: Nominal 120mm x 120mm solid composite.

Dimensions: Overall thickness is 100mm across panel faces. Maximum panel width is 2 metres (dependent on fire rated specification)

Glass: Toughened glass from 6mm to 10mm and fire rated glass from 6mm to 25mm.

Joints: Top hat trims.

Blinds: Double glazed installations can include internal 25mm manual blinds.


Door Sets:

Options: Glass, Stile, Timber and Double Glazed GDS doors complement the Quantum system.

Solid doors: Timber doors are either 44mm or 54mm solid core in a choice of veneers.

Door frames: Timber and are either full height or universal standard height. Single or double doorsets are available.

A range of ironmongery can be supplied.



All exposed steel sections are pre-finished with a polyester powder coating in a range of RAL colours.

Size Limits

Quantum is designed for installation in areas up to 6.5 metres high.


Assembly Characteristics

Quantum is a heavy duty all steel system comprising of an inner framework of steel studs and channels, finished with polyester powder coated steel cladding profiles and top hat trims between modules. Solid panels come in a choice of veneered MFC or vinyl plasterboard. The solid panels can be full height or in combination with single and double glazed full height, half height or panel format windows to provide the aesthetic of choice.



Fire resistance: FR30/0, FR60/0, FR30/30, FR60/30 and FR60/60 to BS476 part 22.

Sound reduction: BS EN ISO 140; Rated weighting to BS EN ISO 717.

Acoustics: Single glazed 39Rw(dB), double glazed 45Rw(dB) and solid 51Rw(dB).

Structural: BS5234, BS6180 and BS6399. Commercial office or industrial (BS heavy and severe duty).


Quantum is designed and manufactured by Apton Partitioning Limited in the UK.

The epitome of performance and protection…

Quantum high performance partitioning represents a stylish blend of performance credentials with application functions for rapid on-site installation.

Sublimely simple and supremely versatile, the system also affords exceptional stability.

This is a product that takes performance to its highest level. Quantum achieves exceptional fire ratings of FR30/0, FR60/0, FR30/30, FR60/30 & FR60/60 and acoustics of up to 51Rw(dB).

Quantum is a 100mm system and is unique in its ability to enable glazed modules in widths of up to 2 metres wide for installation in areas up to 6.5 metres high.

Quantum can provide up to one hour fire resistance and up to 51Rw(dB) acoustic performance in both solid and glazed modules. Quantum is the perfect choice for office and light industrial areas where stringent fire and acoustic regulations apply.

Quantum is not only a performance system; it creates an appealing and inviting ambience wherever it is assembled. Quantum delivers a system with clean lines and stylish modern finishes.

Quantum is built to protect and comes with a host of design options for use in both office and industrial areas.

Quantum is the performance choice for high specification screens, when heights, level of duty and fire resistance specifications render all other systems unviable. Quantum is truly the epitome of protection and performance.

Plasterboard Options:


Plasterboard Services and Solutions

Apton for Pre-vinyled Plasterboard
Apton pre-vinyled plasterboards are an effective way of eliminating wet trades on site and therefore reducing time on site.

Standard Plasterboard
Plasterboards are available in both Tapered and Square Edge. Suitable for most situations where normal structural, acoustic and fire levels are specified.

Moisture Resistant Plasterboard
Water or Moisture Resistant plasterboard has water repellent additives. Suitable as a base for tiling areas in bathrooms or where specified in areas that are likely to get wet.

Sound Block Plasterboard
Acoustic performance plasterboard has a higher density core for use where improved sound insulation is required. Available in tapered edge. You can use other sound proofing materials with these boards to get further sound performance.

Fire Line Plasterboard
Fire Resistant plasterboards are made with glass fibre and other additives in the core for greater fire protection. Specific fire retardant coverings can be considered to further increase the fire protection.


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Unit 3 Cannon Business Park
Gough Road
West Midlands
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