Batex Expansion Joints are manufactured from 3 individual
components Angle Neoprene infi ll and adhesive.
Batex Expansion Joints are designed for thin adhesive
bed installations where adhesive is able to penetrate the
perforated fi xing legs to hold them in place.
Each of the components have their own characteristics which
combined with an extensive manufacturing process produce
an Expansion Joint which minimises the risk of damage to tiles
caused by thermal expansion and contraction.
BATEX is manufactured in three metals as well as three
neoprene colours. Product dimensions (as per fi gure 1) vary
according to the materials used.
During manufacturing much care is taken to ensure proper
adhesion between the metal and the Neoprene. In order to
achieve a high tear resistance the Angles and the Neoprene
are mechanically and chemically prepared before the specially
formulated adhesive is applied.
The Expansion Joint is then left to cure under pressure for a
period of time.
After both materials are solidly bonded the Expansion Joint
is machined on the bottom to provide a fl at and smooth
surface and more importantly on the top to provide a level
fi nish between the Angle and the Neoprene.
The resulting fi nish is of PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE for the
2. Safety Factors
3. Easy Cleaning
4. Avoidance of Damage
Batex Expansion Joints have been installed in numerous high
profi le projects both locally and worldwide. For more details of
projects where Batex has been used recently please contact us.
Easy installation is a feature of B.A.T. Trims entire range.
BATEX Expansion Joints are supplied in one prefabricated
easy to install three metre length. The ultimate feature of
BATEX is the long term maintenance costs that are minimised
by reducing the risk of tiles lifting or cracking.
BATEX can be custom made to specifi cation i.e. radial singlesided
or multiple neoprene adhesion.
Batex Thin-Bed Expansion Joints
– Available in 3m lengths
Material Specifi cations:
Aluminium Alloy 6063
Brass Alloy 380/F
Stainless Steel Grade 304 / 316
All of these materials have high tensile strength and good resistance
to corrosion in an industrial atmosphere
Neoprene – available in 6mm or 10mm widths
Black Grey Beige
other colours available on request
Hardness ASTM D2240 – Shore A 55
Tensile Strength ASTM D412 10 MPA
Elongation at Break 600%
Tear Resistance ASTM D624 28 Kn/M
Temperature Range -30?C to + 110°C
Acid Resistance – Concentrated Good
Acid Resistance – Diluted Excellent
Solvent Resistance – Hydrocarbons Good
Solvent Resistance – Oxygenated Fair
Oil & Gasoline Excellent
Animal & Vegetable Oils Good
Citric Acids Excellent
Neoprene is universally recognised as having excellent resistance
to deterioration from ozone and weathering as well as high physical
Please note that Neoprene can slightly discolour under extreme UV
exposure. For more information contact B.A.T. Trims Pty Ltd.
Softening Point 165? C
Normal Operating Temperature Range -60?C to +180?C
Tensile Sheer Strength 15-20 N/mm²
Humidity Resistance High
The adhesive used is specially formulated to bond Neoprene to metal