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METALLIC EXPANSION JOINT CATALOG
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Temperature Materials Advantages Pressure Chemical Resistance Applications
Low
Ambient - 250°F
  • Butyl Rubber
  • Neoprene
  • Viton
  • High tensile strength
  • Ozone and weathering resistance
  • Medium

    High

  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Low Pressure Steam
  • Neutral Solutions
  • Medium
    250 - 500°F
  • Fiberglass
  • Reinforced Silicone
  • Resistant to deterioration by weathering and engine oil remains
  • UV / ozone / fungus resistant
  • Low High
  • Gaskets or Seals
  • Recirculation Air
  • Air Intake
  • High
    500 - 700°F
  • PTFE Impregnated Fiberglass
  • PTFE Coated Glass Cloth
  • High tear / crease resistant
  • Smooth, low friction, non-stick surface, high tensile strength
  • Low Medium
  • Exhaust Ventilation
  • Fume Protection
  • Gaskets or Seals
  • High
    700 - 1000°F
  • Silica Fabric Cloth
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Won't rot or mildew
  • Low Low
  • Boiler Exhaust
  • High
    1000 - 1800°F
    *3-layer
  • Silica/PTFE Fabric with Kaowool
  • Aluminized Glass Cloth with Kaowool & PTFE
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals
  • High temperature stability
  • Low Low
  • Furnaces
  • Kilns
  • *We use a combination of materials to achieve a higher temperature rating, view an example of a multi-layered fabric expansion joint.

    Reinforced Silicone Fabric PTFE Coated Glass Cloth Aluminized Glass Cloth Silica Oxide Glass Cloth
    Reinforced Silicone Fabric PTFE Coated Glass Cloth Aluminized Glass Cloth Silica Oxide Glass Cloth


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