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Nov 20, 2018

Seals

Edges of a fire door usually need to have fire rated seals which can be composed of:

An intumescent strip, which expands when exposed to heat

Gaskets to prevent the passage of smoke

Neoprene weatherstripping

When intumescent seals are used in the door design, use of the correct seal is crucial in the fire rating performance the door assembly. Seals may vary in chemical composition, expansion rate, expansion volume, and/or charring characteristics.


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