Emshield® WFR

Fire rated wall expansion joint, Emshield WFR (Wall, Fire-Rated 2/3-Hours) is a watertight, fire-rated, dual-sided primary seal for repair, retrofit, and new installation in structural expansion joints and construction joints in vertical plane wall and head-of-wall applications.

Emshield WFR is a 2/3-hour UL-certified fire barrier and preformed alternate to fire caulk and fire stop materials.

How it works

Emshield WFR features dual-sided silicone sealing surfaces adhered to a fire-retardant impregnated foam backing. Both sides of the expansion joint are waterproof and fire-rated. Emshield WFR eliminates the need for fire blankets, mineral wools, liquid sealants, fire caulk, cover plates, or other fire stop materials. It can be used alone or under any other expansion joint cover, plate or filler where depth of substrate allows–with Emshield WFR one install does it all.

Non-invasive anchoring vastly simplifies installation and project sequencing. Emshield WFR fire-rated wall expansion joint is tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), to the rigors of UL 2079 for wall and head-of-wall expansion joints as well as to California Department of Public Health CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method Version 1.2, 2017 for low-emitting materials.


Total 100% (+50% and -50%) of nominal supplied size.

Features and Benefits

  • Watertight — Emshield products are installed with the silicone bellows facing the weather to ensure water tightness. A field-applied sealant band of supplied silicone at the bellows to substrate interface seals substrate irregularities and completes the installation.
  • UL/ULC Fire-Rated — Tested in accordance with the cycling and fire endurance requirements of UL-2079, listed by UL, and manufactured under UL’s Follow Up Service ensuring that what is shipped is the same as what was tested.
  • Non-Invasive Anchoring — There are no hard metal-to-substrate connections with Emshield. This includes embedded pins, anchors, screws, bolts or tracks, trays or rails, flanges or coverplates. The system is locked to the joint faces by means of the 1) backpressure of the foam; 2) the epoxy adhesive, and 3) the injected sealant bands at the joint face.
  • Joint-Size Variation —through size-switching, material can be supplied to handle variations in joint size.
  • Sound Attenuation — Joints sealed with EMSEAL impregnated foam sealants offer exceptional acoustic dampening and feature STC/OITC sound transmission coefficients that can meet or exceed that of the assembly into which they are installed.
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  • UL 2079 For Concrete, Masonry and Gypsum Walls
  • Fire rated expansion joints in drywall
  • Preformed alternative to fire caulk
  • Can be used alone or behind any joint covers
  • Interior walls
  • Exterior walls
  • Suitable to all building types
  • Stadiums and arenas


12 – 150mm

Product Depth for all sizes is 100mm

Note: Sizes under 40mm are manufactured with a single bellows. Larger sizes incorporate multiple bellows.

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Benoni, 1501
South Africa

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