MgO USES IN CONSTRUCTION
MgO board, and other products using Magnesium-based compounds, is a highly versatile building board product, generally sold as 2.4 x 1.2m boards, but capable of being produced up to 6 metres plus -depending on handling constraints.
Produced to a range of thicknesses, typically 3mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm and beyond (flooring grades are usually thicker), the board is used as a lining, sheathing, racking, render-backing, tile-backing, brick-slips and facing board material, both internally and within a building envelope construction. Appropriate quality and tested boards can be used externally with the right finishes and protection.
With high performance criteria such as resistance to fire, spread of flame, heating, cooling, humidity, dimensional stability, racking, pull-out, thermal, acoustic, the board, it can be a higher overall specification alternative to gypsum-, cement particle-, calcium silicate-, OSB3-, plywood and fire-liner- boards. It can be mechanically fixed to timber, lightweight galvanised steel and primary structures, or bonded to various substrates.
Offsite and modular manufacturers of SIPS and timber-kit systems, brick-slips and render suppliers / installers are all major consumers of MgO boards.