40 years

James Hardie – Paint protector strip


The client wanted a way to plaster exterior walls without getting any unwanted material into the expansion joints. In the past, plasterers had to be very careful about getting plaster in the joints and any spillage had to be painstakingly removed afterwards.


EPL developed an expansion joint covered by an integral strip of film that prevents plaster from getting into the joint. When the plastering is done, all that is needed is to pull off the tape, and the joint is perfectly clean and able to take expansion and contraction movement.


The product has been widely adopted in the industry.