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RectorSeal Introduces Labor-Saving Track-Safe Firestop Steel Angle for Deep Leg Track


RectorSeal® Corp., Houston,  a leading manufacturer of quality firestop construction products, introduces Track-Safe™, the construction industry's first deep-leg track firestop steel angle for dynamic head-of-wall joint fire and smoke protection in all commercial buildings. Track-Safe saves up to 50-percent of installation labor versus other firestop methods, because it is approved for installation on just one side of the wall assembly.

Track-Safe is provided in 10-foot length of galvanized steel with 90-degree angle dimensions of 3/4 x 1-1/2 inches and a red coating making it easily identifiable for inspection. An intumescing strip located on the interior edge prevents flame, smoke and hot gas transfer through the wall assembly.  Track-Safe is tested in compliance with UL-2079 standard "Testing for Fire Resistance of Building Joint Systems" and with more than 20 UL-listed systems.


Track-Safe installation requires no mechanical fasteners or anchors. Prior to drywall installation, it is friction-fit into the void between the deep leg track and a fluted pan or slab concrete deck by light tapping. The innovative design allows for 100-percent (Class III cycling) compression or extension seismic movement and unencumbered drift movement capabilities in joints of up to 3/4-inch and 100-percent compression in joints up to 1-1/2-inches without compromising the Track-Safe's protection capabilities or reducing the adjacent fire-separation elements' fire rating.  

Other benefits of Track-Safe include:

·         Installs on only one side of the wall assembly;

·         Also works with J-track for shaft walls;

·         L-Rating at ambient is less than one-cfm/lin. ft.;

·         When using Track-Safe on fluted metal deck, sealant over mineral wool is only applied to one side of the wall assembly;

·         Requires no maintenance and is guaranteed for the building's sustainable life;

·         Tested and passed under UL-2079 requirements;

·         Available in boxes of 20 10-foot-long lengths through wholesale interior finish, and tool/fastener suppliers nationwide;

·         Prevents sound transmission through the wall assembly with a 57 STC rating;

  For additional information on products from RectorSeal's construction division, visit email:; or call 800-231-3345.


About RectorSeal: The RectorSeal® Corporation is a leading manufacturer of chemical and specialty products designed for professional tradesmen. Steady growth over the years has been maintained through a commitment to providing high quality products and services. With a diversified business strategy, RectorSeal aggressively pursues new and unique technologies to serve the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical and construction industries. The RectorSeal Corporation is devoted to providing innovative quality products supported by strong customer and technical service. For more information,  visit, email or call (800) 231-3345.

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