MagPanel MgO Board Applications
MagPanel is New Alternative to Traditional Building Industry
What are the major challenges in construction industry?
In both the United States and Canada, the construction industry is currently facing a shortage of skilled labor, causing a lag in production, and increase in labor costs as companies compete for workers. Building with MagPanel® MgO helps address this challenge by providing on-site construction efficiencies resulting in up to 55% faster erecting, and up to 41% labor cost savings compared to 2×4 stick framing.
Where can magnesium oxide boards be used?
Magnesium oxide boards works can be used indoors and outdoors. That’s one of its unicorn properties. There are indoor and outdoor grades of plywood and interior and exterior nails. But there’s only MagPanel – you use the same product inside and out. It comes in different thicknesses, but it’s still the same product used in many different indoor and outdoor applications.
Indoor Uses for MagPanel®
Magnesium oxide boards can be used indoors as they are resistant to fire, mold, fungus, insect, mildew, water and termites. These boards can be scored and snapped, sawed, drilled, and fastened to wood or steel framing.
- 1 MagPanel® used as Ceiling
- 2 Wall treatment glued to MagPanel®
- 3 MagPanel® used as sub-flooring / tile backer
- Structural floors
- Structural walls
- Fire-rated walls
- Backerboard for tile
- Drop ceiling tiles
- Cubicle walls
- Building shafts
- Data centers
- Equipment shelters
Outdoor Uses for MagPanel®
Magnesium oxide boards can be used outdoors as they are moisture resistant (not water-proof). It doesn’t promote the growth of mold or fungus. Insects don’t eat this stuff. If termites had noses, they would turn them up at MagPanel. It’s salt-resistant but not well suited for areas with a consistent relative humidity of 93% or more.
- 1 MagPanel® used as Soffit
- 2 MagPanel® used as Fascia
- 3 Roofing / tiles secured to MagPanel®
- 4 Siding / sheathing secured to MagPanel®
- Roof decking
- Trim work
- Building shafts
- Residential roofs
- Commercial roofs
- Wall sheathing
- Trim boards
- Facias boards
- Clapboard siding
Suitable for structural sheathing
MagPanel® is quite strong and has good flexural and tensile strength, making it suitable as a structural sheathing. It also has high impact resistance, making it good for damage-prone applications, such as hurricane areas, or when used with a simple surface coating in areas where the wall might get beat up.
MagPanel® is the ideal product for constructing non-load-bearing interior walls. MagPanel® is fire- and impact-resistant, lightweight, highly insulating and ideal for any kind of finishing. Even in the most humid of environments, MagPanel® will not break down or host fungi or insect life. MagPanel® can easily be machined and mounted on wood-batten or metal-stud frames, using only ordinary power tools. Thanks to its lightweight construction, MagPanel® is much easier to handle than fibre-cement or gypsum products. Add to all this the fact that MagPanel® is non-toxic and 100 per cent recyclable, and it's clear that MagPanel® forms the basis of highly sustainable building solutions.
MagPanel® MgO can be used throughout the home and building construction
MagPanel® is an extremely versatile product
- Meeting Rooms
- Building Shafts
- LT Panel Rooms
- Control Rooms
- Wet Areas
- Hotel Rooms
- Equipment Shelters
- Modular Schools
- Interior Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, MagPanel® work the same way as drywall or oriented strand board or any other board product. Builders need no special tools to cut, nail, score, snap, screw, or hang magnesium boards from wood or steel frames. MagPanel® come in thicknesses from 6 to 20 millimeters, with surfaces offered including rough texture, smooth face, versatile, and utility styles. Contractors can finish the boards with paint (just two coats), concrete, and wallpaper.
No, MagPanel® is considered moisture-resistant, not waterproof. Extended water exposure leads to hydrothermal expansion. Shorter periods cause no swelling or warping. Magnesium board sellers say exposure of more than an hour may be harmful. Still, magnesium board underneath basement flooring boards protects against moisture. In coastal areas, magnesium board generally withstands salt damage. Outside, the boards should always be covered another layer of materials or coated.
Yes, MagPanel® is highly resistant to flames and has an A+ from the ATSM. That means it has a flame spread rating of between zero and 25. The National Fire Protection Administration creates recommendations that cities and counties adapt to create fire-safe building codes. Their code rates materials from Class A to E, with Class A providing the most protection against fire. These are the only materials rated effective against severe fire exposure. Gypsum sheathing, plywood, and cement siding can’t make that claim.
Yes. MagPanel® is safer than many comparable building products. It is a mineral based product made with non-toxic ingredients. It is completely recyclable and resistant to mold, mildew, fungus and allergens. It is ideal for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. It is also free of carcinogens and silicas.
MagPanel® is considered nutritional waste that can be recycled, recycled, or ground up and mixed into soil for nourishment. They create no pollution in landfills.