MOBBTA work with insurers, warranty providers and third-party verifiers to ensure comprehensive board criteria standards meet with wide approval across the industry. As recognised providers of Magnesium Oxide based building boards we are proud to announce that we have collectively formed a trade association known as MOBBTA. The inaugural members have commonly felt that the formation of such a trade association is required and can help the industry’s understanding of magnesium oxide based boards to a much higher level.
The objectives -as typical within a trade associations- are to be a central representative body to put the views of suppliers of magnesium oxide based boards to government departments and agencies, the European Commission and Parliament among other relevant organisations, also to be a research and statistical centre, to aggregate and publish statistics, and to provide analysis on the supply and use of magnesium oxide based boards. Furthermore we intend to provide a forum for the exchange of non-competitive information in relation to the supply and use of magnesium oxide based boards.
We are working to establish a common benchmark which the UK Construction market can refer to in order to ensure best use of these boards and safeguard fitness for purpose. MOBBTA has been formed in order to help ensure good practice and appropriate uses of panels produced using predominantly or a combination of magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride or magnesium sulphate. Once incorporated, MOBBTA will be inviting applications to join the association. The inaugural members strongly believe that the construction industry and in particular off-site manufactured system providers such as timber frame manufacturers can benefit from the many advantages that these types of boards can provide
The founder members of MOBBTA include most of the major suppliers of MgO boards in the UK construction market, who independently source their branded boards generally from China -main source of the raw material- manufactured to the appropriate UKAS * standards and specifications. Whilst there is no current CE mark for MgO boards used in construction, Mobbta are acting as a principal driver for the development of such a standard, and have prepared universal testing and assessment programmes to such an end.
*UKAS (United Kingdom Standards Accreditation Service) The government-originated authority charged with ensuring all testing agencies achieve a minimum set of standards for their services. UKAS agencies typically test products to the appropriate BS, EN, and ISO standards, and certify their performance accordingly. e.g. resistance to fire, thermal and acoustic performance, racking strength, moisture absorption etc.