General Rubber’s Maxi-Joint brand is a state-of-the-art line of rubber expansion joints. For over 70 years General Rubber has designed and developed a wide range of performance products through advanced materials and technologies for use in the most demanding applications.
Piping and ducting systems require support and flexibility as critical design elements to ensure continuous and safe operation. These expansion joint designs achieve these critical elements by absorbing system forces and displacements, replacing them with the expansion joint’s low stiffness (spring rate). Additionally, they are designed to reduce noise and vibration, have a cycle life in the tens of millions, compensate for misalignments, provide access to piping and equipment, and relieve pipe and anchor stresses.
Throughout the year, building faces, concrete slabs, ducts and pipelines will expand and contract due to the warming and cooling through seasonal variation, or due to other heat sources. Before expansion joint gaps were built into these structures, they would crack under the stress induced.
This overall definition of “Expansion Joints” covers a wide range of products. General Rubber products deliver high-quality, dependable performance for the long-term.