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Expancell HPS

constructive solutions

Heat resistant, joint sealant back-up cord


for hot pour sealants
Uses

Specification

Provides a non absorbent, heat resistant, compressible


backup cord; which can be inserted into a joint to control
sealant depth. Ideally suited to the following applications:

Parking and hardstanding areas.

Where so indicated on the contract drawings and


documents, all joints, to be filled prior to sealant
application, shall be filled using Expancell HPS cross
linked, closed cell, polyethylene foam back-up cord from
Fosroc. The back-up cord shall have a minimum density of
30 kg/m3 tested in accordance with ASTM D-1622; a
maximum water absorption of 0.03gm/cc tested in
accordance with ASTM C-1016; and shall have an
effective working temperature of not less than 215C.

Petrol stations.

Properties

Road pavements.
Airport runways.

Loading/unloading bays.

Density ASTM D-1622


: 32 kg/m3
Water absorption ASTM C-1016
: 0.03 gm/cc
R-value ASTM C-335-84
: 3.4
Maximum working temperature*
: 215C
- based upon tests carried out using a hot pour rubber
asphalt sealing compound, employed at temperatures
between 200C and 215C.

Advantages
Labour saving - does not require separate bond
breaking medium, so easy to install.
Versatile - heat resistant, compatible with virtually all
sealant types.

*NOTE: Maximum safe operating temperature for sealants


such as Nitoseal 777* is 150C.

Economical - rot proof, non absorbent equates to long


term service life.

Instructions for use

Provides firm backing for sealant tooling and promotes


minimum strain geometry for the installed sealant.

When installed, the circular nature of Expancell HPS is


designed to compress the uppermost face into a convex
shape; in order to present the optimum geometrical
configuration, to produce minimum strain to the bottom of
the applied sealant.

Insulates the underside of the sealant from variations


in temperature, moisture and humidity from within the
joint cavity.

Please refer to the Estimating section of this data sheet for


recommendations on the size of cord to suit particular joint
widths.

Standards compliance
ASTM C-1016 : Water absorption

Preparation

ASTM C-335-84 : R-value of 3.4

All joints to be filled should be clean, dry and free from


dust. Any laitence, or other surface deposits on the joint
face, should be mechanically removed prior to installation
of the back-up cord. Thereafter, joints should be
thoroughly cleaned to remove any obstructing, loose
contaminants.

Description
Expancell HPS is an extruded, closed cell, low density
polyethylene foam back-up cord; which has been cross
linked to withstand temperatures well in excess of 2000C.
It is supplied as a circular cord and is available in a variety
of sizes.

Application

Technical support

The Expancell HPS back-up cord should be pressed firmly


into position by hand. If necessary, a blunt tool (e.g.
wooden broom handle) can be used to assist insertion, but
care should be taken not to break the skin of the cord.

Fosroc offers a comprehensive technical support service


to specifiers, end users and contractors. It is also able to
offer on-site technical assistance, an AutoCAD facility and
dedicated specification assistance in locations all over the
world.

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Expancell HPS
Limitations

Additional Information

There are no serious limitations to the use of Expancell


HPS.

Fosroc manufactures a wide range of complementary


products which include :

Estimating

Waterproofing membranes & waterstops

Supply and coverage

Joint sealants & filler boards

Expancell HPS back-up cords are available in pre-packed


cartons. The lengths of each cord diameter contained per
carton are given below, together with suitable joint width
sizes for each size of cord.

Cementitious & epoxy grouts

Cord diameter
(m)
9
12
15
22
31
38
50

Joint width up to
(mm)
5
10
12
20
25
35
45

Specialised flooring materials


Fosroc additionally offers a comprehensive package of
products specifically designed for the repair and
refurbishment of damaged concrete. Fosrocs Systematic
Approach to concrete repair features the following:

Linearmetres
per carton
640
762
472
259
122
128
73

Hand-placed repair mortars


Spray grade repair mortars
Fluid micro-concretes
Chemically resistant epoxy mortars

Storage

Anti-carbonation/anti-chloride protective coatings


Keep stored in a dry location.
Chemical and abrasion resistant coatings

Precautions

For further information on any of the above, please consult


your local Fosroc office - as below.

Health and safety


There are no health hazards associated with the normal
usage of Expancell HPS.
Fire
Expancell HPS is flammable at very extreme temperatures,
but does not constitute a fire hazard on its own.

Important note:
Fosroc products are guaranteed against defective materials and manufacture and are sold subject to its standard Conditions
for the Supply of Goods and Services, copies of which may be obtained on request. Whilst Fosroc endeavours to ensure that
any advice, recommendation, specification of information it may give is accurate and correct, it cannot, because it has no direct
or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the
use of its products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation of information given by it.

Fosam Company Limited


Head Office
Post Box 11081
Jeddah 21453
Saudi Arabia

www.fosroc.com

Telephone: +966 2 637 5345

Fax: +966 2 637 5891

email: fosam@fosroc.com

Regional Offices
Jeddah Sales Office
Jeddah Showroom
Riyadh
Dammam
Khamis Mushayt

Tel: (02) 6080999


Tel: (02) 665 0787
Tel: (01) 482 9303
Tel: (03) 814 1282
Tel: (07) 250 0469

Fax: (02) 635 3330


Fax: (02) 667 4884
Fax: (01) 482 7562
Fax: (03) 814 1581
Fax: (07) 250 0469

Yanbu Tel: (04) 322 4280


Makkah Tel: (02) 542 0869
Medinah Tel: (04) 845 1767
Jubail Tel: (03) 362 3904

Fax: (04) 391 2980


Fax: (02) 542 0869
Fax: (04) 846 3195
Fax: (03) 362 3875

Registered Office: Industrial Area, Phase 4, Road No. 414, Street No. 407

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