Materials for Fabric Expansion Joints

TCI is the leading supplier of materials for the fabric expansion joint industry. For over 25 years, TCI has been a manufacturer of PTFE composites and laminate materials designed for use in non-metallic expansion joint applications worldwide. Our PTFE composites and laminates are engineered to survive corrosive environments and severe temperatures.

Product Overview

Gas Seal Expansion Joint Service
General Purpose Expansion Joint Service
Challenging Expansion Joint Service
Light Duty Expansion Joint Service
High Temperature Expansion Joint Service



Expansion Joint Material Comparison Chart

Expansion Joint Material Comparison

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CrossFilm corrosion liner laminated to a PTFE/fiberglass composite engineered for wet and corrosive exposure

100% PTFE laminate engineered for challenging wet and corrosive exposure

Laminated PTFE/fiberglass composites engineered for dry gas seal service

PTFE/fiberglass composites engineered for dry gas service

Insulation component laminated to a PTFE/fiberglass composite engineered for severe temperature exposure

The first flexible PTFE expansion joint product resistant to flue gas turbulence.

Heat Sealers for expansion joint fabrication

FluoroSign™ Signs Engineered for the most extreme environments

TEXSEAL Joint Sealant & Gasket Tape


Additional Information

Non-metallic expansion joints are flexible connectors designed to provide stress relief in ducting systems by absorbing movement caused by thermal changes. They also act as vibration isolators, shock absorbers and in some instances to make up for minor misalignments of adjoining ducting or equipment. They are fabricated from a wide variety of non-metallic materials, including synthetic elastomers, fabrics, insulation materials and fluoroplastics. *Fluid Sealing Association, Technical Handbook -Third Edition, 1997

Although the major user of TCI's non-metallic compensator materials continues to be the power generation industry, the use of these materials has expanded into virtually every industry which conveys gases. These include but it is not limited to the following industries:

  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper Plants
  • Refineries
  • Steel Mills
  • Foundries
  • Smelters
  • Cement Plants
  • Kilns
  • Refuse Incineration
  • Marine
  • Food Processing
  • Vapor/Heat/Dust Recovery


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