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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…

Peter Hensley in his workshop working on SJS samples

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…

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…

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…

Expansion joint patents issue to EMSEAL

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

Despite efforts of others to challenge EMSEAL’s innovations in expansion joint technology, EMSEAL is proud that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed our previously patented innovations and continues to award new patent protection for our breakthrough fire and water resistant expansion joint systems. EMSEAL is…

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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,”…

Fargo Theater Island Park Ramp EMSEAL Parking Garage Expansion Joints

Parking garage expansion joints in Fargo, ND are standing the test of time–“You betcha!”

16 years later and the Thermaflex parking expansion joints are still mint at the Island Park Ramp in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. Caulk and backerrod in perimeter joints has long ago dried up and failed adhesively and cohesively (“Oh Geez!”) while the Thermaflex soldiers on. Even the factory-welded…

Fire-Rated Expansion Joints Installed at New Hampshire Federal Prison

Fire barrier expansion joints are essential to life safety in any structure. Part of the Emshield family of products, EMSEAL’s WFR2 and DFR2 2-hour fire-rated expansion joint seals were installed throughout the newly constructed Berlin Federal Prison in Berlin, NH. As is common with prison construction, large panel concrete walls…

Fire rated expansion joint filler - General Electric Turbine Manufacturing Facility Installs Fire-Rated Emshield WFR2, Solving Wall Design Challenge.

General Electric Turbine Manufacturing Facility Installs Fire-Rated WFR2 Solving Wall Design Challenge

A fire rated expansion joint filler was an essential requirement in the specification for General Electric’s Gas Turbine Test Stand 8 in Greenville, SC is the manufacturing home of the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine. It’s an enormous structure capable of housing assembly lines capable of…

Rough expansion joint substrates. Got it Rough? You Need SEISMIC COLORSEAL for Rough-Faced Expansion Joint Substrates

Got it Rough? You Need Seismic Colorseal for Rough-Faced Expansion Joint Substrates

Rough expansion joint substrates are actually very common. We got a ping through online chat recently about rough limestone and its suitability as a substrate for an expansion joint. It’s a great question because so many of the old technologies — compression seal, strip seal, closed-cell foam —…