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In its ongoing recognition of the company's innovations in the building product arena, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded US Patent 9,739,050. This patent covers EMSEAL's RoofJoint and RoofJoint Closure assembly--a first of its kind system designed to specifically address the transition from roof expansion joints to wall expansion joints.

EMSEAL Expansion Joint Patents Confirmed Through Reexamination, New Patents Awarded, Others Pending

 Update January 2, 2018: On December 26, 2017 the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in its ongoing recognition of the company’s innovations, awarded US Patent 9,850,662 that further covers EMSEAL’s RoofJoint and BG System extrusions. Update August 22, 2017: In its ongoing recognition of the company’s innovations, the…

How Does the Sika Acquisition of EMSEAL Affect Me? FAQ’s

With the recent announcement of the acquisition of EMSEAL by Sika, we’re sure our customers are asking two questions: 1) how does this affect me? and 2) how does this affect me? In short, it doesn’t. Our business and our brand will stand alone. It is absolutely business as usual from…

EMSEAL SWRI Training Dates are Set for 2018

Expansion Joint Training Dates Set Through 2018

EMSEAL’s SWRI-Validated Expansion Joint Training program has been popular among architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, distributors and representatives worldwide. This educational, hands-on installation training program is AIA-registered and offers 8 HSW learning units upon completion. Topics to be covered include: history, design, technology failure analysis, safety, and quality assurance.…

EMSEAL Expansion Joints and Sealants

EMSEAL Acquired by Sika

Sika Acquires Expansion Joint Manufacturer EMSEAL Westborough, Massachusetts — Sika, global leader in waterproofing, and specialty construction and industrial materials has added expansion joint and precompressed sealant manufacturer EMSEAL Joint Systems Ltd. to its capacity to provide comprehensive foundation-to-roof building waterproofing solutions. Customer-focus, service, and customized solutions leveraged…

Expansion Joint website from EMSEAL

Expansion Joint Tools and News—What’s new at www.emseal.com

EMSEAL is devoted to keeping the information on our expansion joint products and their many applications relevant, easy to access, and up to date. We are constantly uploading new content and files to accommodate any question you might have about our company and line of seismic, fire-rated, or…

Welding a EMSEAL watertight factory fabricated transitions

Skilled Factory Fabrication Wins Out

How often do varying structural expansion joint size problems arise that threaten the success of a project? More often than you’d realize it turns out. Construction would be a whole lot easier if the outcome of all designs was consistent and uniform. But that doesn’t happen in the real…

Expansion Joint Manufacturer EMSEAL Expands

EMSEAL Expands

Move into 156,000 SF Plant will meet Growing Global Expansion Joint Demand EMSEAL Expands. But you already knew that. EMSEAL’s self-expanding, non-invasively anchored, watertight expansion joint systems have been expanding to fill building expansion joints for decades. In response to global demand for 360-degree building envelope sealing solutions…

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At 87, Peter Hensley Still Inspires

Design efficiency, exacting assembly, graciousness and continuous improvement are among living legacy. “How’s your father?” is among the most asked, non-technical questions during our SWRI Validated Expansion Joint Training sessions at EMSEAL. More than 500 of you—architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, distributors, independent reps and owners—have come through this…

Seismic Colorseal-DS Expansion Joints are able to stand up against high winds and strong weather at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

OITC-56 and R-13.5 Expansion Joints Match High Performance Building, Design, and Functional Intent of the Kellogg School of Management

EMSEAL’s Seismic Colorseal and Seismic Colorseal-DS wall expansion joint systems are able to accommodate the many demands placed on them in Northwestern University’s new Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub. Having been tested to provide high sound attenuation and R-Values and low air permeability architects at KPMB Architects chose EMSEAL products to ensure high indoor environmental…

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EMSEAL Manufacturing Plant Achieves ISO 9001 and 14001 Certification

In its ongoing commitment to quality and sustainability, EMSEAL is proud to announce achievement of ISO certification both to the 9001:2015 standard for quality assurance as well 14001:2015 environmental management certification. “ISO certification is external validation of the practices on which we have always run the EMSEAL plant,”…