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How Foam Expansion Joints Protect Occupants from Building Fires

All wall and floor assemblies have penetrations for electrical, plumbing, HVACs, communications, and construction segments which, although necessary, permit fire, smoke and toxic fumes to freely pass from one room to the other. To establish a fire-rating for the entire system and protect building occupants, the holes, joints and other openings must be filled with a fire resistant or stopping material.

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