Product Highlight: Expansion Joints and Their Applications

Product Highlight: Expansion Joints and Their Applications

Expansion joints are some of the most commonly used rubber extrusions, particularly in the construction and manufacturing industries. At Elbex, our team can produce both standard and custom expansion joints to ensure quality outcomes for your project. Here is a closer look at expansion joints and how they can be used.

What Are Expansion Joints?

Expansion joints are a type of rubber extrusion that are primarily used to absorb and reduce movement between separate surfaces and subsequently prevent structural damage. The materials and design specifications can vary based on regulatory standards and codes for the industry that the expansion joint is being used for.

Common Applications For Expansion Joints

One of the most common uses for expansion joints is in industrial piping systems, where these rubber extrusions help transition between separate surfaces and prevent excess movement that could lead to damage. Expansion joints fulfill a similar role for ductwork. In construction, expansion joints help relieve stress on building materials that naturally occurs from the expansion and contraction of those materials, as well as from seismic activity (such as settling).

Thanks to their versatility, expansion joints can be used in many industries and applications — especially when you have Elbex on your side. Our design and engineering team can provide a variety of value-added services, including custom design, in-house die tooling, silicone color matching, and more to meet the exact requirements of your project. To learn more, contact us today.