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Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Building Materials

We must drastically reduce our CO2 emissions to limit the Earth’s temperature rise. One of the most important questions though is how can we achieve quick results?

CO2 emission building materials

In addition to the biggest sources of CO2 emissions, such as cars, aviation, container ships and coal-fired power stations, there are also less obvious ones, like the way we build. Until today, we have depended heavily on the use of concrete for constructing commercial and non-commercial buildings and structures, making concrete the most widely used building material in the world. We need Cement in order to be able to make concrete. In addition we need a huge amount of calcium carbonate to make cement. Calcium carbonate degrades during the furnace process in amongst 56% calcium oxide and 44% CO2. We can safely estimate that the cement and concrete industry is responsible for 5 per cent of global CO2 emissions!

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Is Magnesium Oxide Board Environmentally Friendly?

Many environmental benefits come with magnesium board. The curing process captures carbon dioxide. Unlike other competitive materials, the board contains no asbestos, formaldehyde, ammonia, silica, or benzene. The chloride content generally falls below 8 percent. The mining of magnesite is conducted on the surface and requires no chemicals or processes other than breaking chunks of magnesite from the mountain. Any modest amount of dust created is beneficial to the land, people, or animals it lands on.

MagPanel® - the healthiest building material compared to other materials

MagPanel® is a technologically advanced, high performance, fully recyclable magnesium oxide building material used to replace gypsum drywall, fiber cement wallboards, oriented strand board or plywood. It is a mineral based green building material. The board’s resistance to mold, mildew, fungus and extreme environmental exposure makes it the perfect building material for health-conscious builders and families. This also means no warping, swelling, or rot when exposed to water or other elements. Because it is resistant to extreme cold or heat, construction can take place in virtually any environment, at any time, and in any season. In conclusion our solution leads directly to a 50% cut of the total amount of CO2 emissions.

MagPanel® MgO Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Exterior Gypsum Sheathing Dry Wall Cement Siding
Fire Resistant Walls
Yes No No Yes No
Insulated Panel
Yes Yes No No No
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Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Yes Yes No No No
Structural Sheathing
Yes Yes No No No
Rot Resistant
Yes No No Yes Yes

MgO construction material has a much lower CO2 emission than comparable products like concrete (CaO)...thus resulting into a smaller carbon footprint and usage of water.

C02/metric ton
340 kg/t
740 kg/t
  • Mining
    MgO: 60 kg/t
    CaO: 60 kg/t
  • Extracting
    MgO: 200 kg/t
    CaO: 600 kg/t
  • Shipping
    MgO: 140 kg/t
    CaO: 60 kg/t

An Environmentally Friendly Building Material for Building Healthier Homes


MagPanel® offers excellent impact strength which increases the lifespan of homes and buildings.

no fire

Resistance to fire, mold and insects increases the lifespan of homes and buildings.


MagPanel® is a completely recyclable product classified as ‘Nutritional Waste’.

Soil Friendly

Leftover material can be ground up and sprinkled into the soil to act as a nutrient.

Landfill Friendly

MagPanel® is not made with any toxic materials and is considered landfill friendly.

carbon dioxide
CO2 Free

Captures carbon dioxide CO2 during the curing process.

Our Commitment to the Environment

1. Mineral Components

MagPanel® is manufactured from edible mineral components and water.
  • No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
  • No heavy metal salts
  • No crystalline silica
  • No hexavalent chromium
  • No asbestos
  • No toxic antifungal additives
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landfill friendly

2. Landfill Friendly

MagPanel® sawdust may be safely buried in landfills without contamination or environmental damage to the land, streams or bodies of water.
  • Used extensively in soil and groundwater remediation.
  • Used in wastewater treatment.
  • Used in drinking water treatment.
  • Used in air emissions treatment.
  • Used in waste treatment industries.

3. Low Energy Manufacturing Process

MagPanel® is non-toxic so it contributes to a healthier indoor environment

In comparison to the extremely high energy required cement-based products, MagPanel uses a patented low energy manufacturing process. The entire process is conducted at room temperature and scraps are reground and recycled.

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