SpECcell Polyethylene 60


SpECcell Polyethylene 60 is a semi-rigid, high
performance closed cell polyethylene foam joint
filler. It is suitable for use as an expansion joint
filler in concrete, brickwork and blockwork, and in
isolation joints where a readily compressible low
load transfer joint filler is required.

SpECcell Polyethylene 60 is non-tainting and
therefore suitable for use in potable water retaining

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. Structural expansion joints in concrete, brick and blockwork
. Isolation joints to infill panels
. Bridge decks, abutments, pier hinge joints
. As a bond breaker for sealants over bituminous joint fillers
. As anti-vibration pads for machinery bases
. Non-absorbent, closed cell
. Readily compressible
. Rot proof
. Deformable – accepts temperature cycle with minimal load transfer
. Non-tainting, suitable for potable water applications
. Excellent recovery after compression
. Resilient – will not distort under normal load from wet concrete
. Easily worked – can be cut with knife
. Economical in use
. Bitumen free – suitable for use with elastomeric sealants
. Chemical resistant – inert to most dilute acids and alkalis; resistant to oil and hydrocarbons



60 kg/m³ 

Water absorption 

Compressive strength 

>0.15 N/mm² 

Recovery at 50% comp. 

Extrusion at 50% comp. 


Weathering test 

No disintegration 
Bacteriological test 


Operating temperature 

-40°C to 70°C 
Fire effect 

SpECcell Polyethylene 60 will melt in fire; the rate of spread of flame is mini mized when con fined in a joint 

Compression loading 

Meets the requirements of BS 5628 Part 3 

SpECcell Polyethylene 60 is a compressible joint filler in sheet form, used to form and fill expansion joints.

In concrete
SpECcell Polyethylene 60 can be placed against formwork on the concreting side prior to placing the first section of concrete and is left in place on removal of the formwork. The subsequent pour is then cast directly against the SpECcell Polyethylene 60. The fibre board is then cut back later to form the sealing slot.

In blockwork and brick
SpECcell Polyethylene 60 should be installed, whilst laying brick or blockwork, in such a way that a sealing slot, of the required dimensions is formed.
SpECcell Polyethylene 60 is available in the following sizes:
. Thickness: 10, 15, 20 & 25mm
. Board size: 1m ×2m
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