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MagPanel® is a unique building material. It is the perfect answer to construction needs in the home and commercial facilities due to its strength, durability, non-toxicity, mold-resistance, and impervious fireproof properties. The plethora of applications of MagPanel includes linings of ceilings and walls, fascias and soffits, exterior cladding, subflooring, and tile backing.


Magnesium was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy, an English chemist.


Magnesium is present in large quantities on our planet and covers 2% of Earth’s crust.

magnesium rock

Magnesium is the 3rd most common element in seawater.


Magnesium is also used in the aerospace industry, taking this product to great heights.

Magnesium is the very base of magnesium oxide building products.

Pure magnesium is a silvery metal element and is solid at room temperature. In raw form, magnesium is an unstable and highly flammable element. MgO, however, is the exact opposite. It is non-combustible and refractory, meaning it's chemically and physically stable at high temperatures. Meet MgO:


Magnesium oxide is a compound made up of two magnesium molecules with a positive charge and two oxygen molecules with a negative charge. Oxygen, when combined with magnesium under heat and pressure, can produce a stone-like material resulting in MgO. Much of the magnesium oxide used today is produced via the processing of natural minerals, such as:

  • Magnesium Carbonate (Magnesite - MgCO3)
  • Magnesium Chloride-enriched brine
  • Seawater

What is MagPanel®?

MagPanel® is a magnesium oxide-based building material. Our product is highly durable, incombustible (fire rating class: A1), lightweight, energyefficient, sound insulating, impact resistant, non-toxic, mold and asbestos-free, 100% recyclable, easy to handle and quick to install.

MagPanel® is the most eco-friendly and multi-purpose of building panels, with a wide range of construction applications from interior (wall, ceiling and subflooring) to exterior (trim, siding, and roofing). We offer MagPanel® MgO boards in standard 4 ft × 8 ft sheets and in a variety of thickness from 6mm to 20mm.

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carbon footprint

Unlike many other building materials, our magnesium oxide boards require a lower temperature throughout production, which saves heating energy and decreases the product's carbon footprint. Overall, the manufacturing process of MagPanel produces 60%-80% less emissions compared to other building materials. The total CO2 emission of MgO is estimated to be 340kg/metric tons, compared to concrete which is estimated to be atleast 750kg/metric. It has been presumed that MgO has a negative CO2 emission when it’s mixed into cement.

Benefits of MagPanel® MgO

Magnesium oxide boards are environmentally benign and boast a host of characteristics beneficial to the safety and health of homeowners and contractors.

  • fire resistant
    Fire Resistant
  • water resistant
    Water Resistant
  • health
    Health Safe
  • fungus resistant
    Fungus Resistant
  • eco friendly
  • builder friendly
    Builder Friendly
  • termite proof
    Termite Proof
  • environmental exposure
    Environmental Exposure
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Indoor Uses for MagPanel®

Magnesium oxide boards can be used for interior building projects, as they are fire resistant, health safe, and structurally sound.

Indoor Uses
  • Structural floors
  • Structural walls
  • Fire-rated walls
  • Ceilings
  • Subflooring
  • Backerboard for tile
  • Stairways
  • Corridors
  • Drop ceiling tiles
  • Cubicle walls
Indoor Projects
  • Homes
  • Theaters
  • Offices
  • Building shafts
  • Schools & Libraries
  • Gyms
  • Data centers
  • Warehouses
  • Equipment shelters
  • Modular buildings

Outdoor Uses for MagPanel®

Magnesium oxide boards can also be used in exterior building, as they are water resistant, extremely durable, lightweight, and termite resistant.

Outdoor Uses
  • Roof decking
  • Sheathing
  • Fascias
  • Soffits
  • Trim work
Outdoor Projects
  • Building shafts
  • Balconies
  • Residential & commercial roofs
  • Wall sheathing
  • Trim & Facias boards
  • Clapboard siding
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Siding / Sheathing

MagPanel® is an extremely versatile product:

  • magnesium oxide board director cabin
  • magnesium oxide board meeting room
    Meeting Rooms
  • magnesium oxide board classrooms
  • magnesium oxide board building shafts
    Building Shafts
  • magnesium oxide board warehouse
  • magnesium oxide board lt-panel-room
    LT Panel Rooms
  • magnesium oxide board datacenter
  • magnesium oxide board hospital
  • magnesium oxide board control room
    Control Rooms
  • magnesium oxide board kitchen
  • magnesium oxide board wet areas
    Wet Areas
  • magnesium oxide board hotel room
    Hotel Rooms
  • Balconies
  • Stages
  • Equipment Shelters
    Equipment Shelters
  • Modular Schools
    Modular Schools
  • Interior Applications
    Interior Applications
  • Libraries

An Environmentally-Friendly 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 means you don't have to worry about flammability or deterioration.


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

Carbon dioxide is captured during MgO boards' curing process, resulting in lowered emissions and greener building methods.

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Why Builders Love MagPanel®

Builders have been using magnesium oxide for literally thousands of years. It’s time you join them. Builders love magnesium oxide panels. Let us count the ways.

MagPanel is:
  • Versatile – one product many uses
  • Moisture resistant – doesn’t warp or swell
  • Resistant to cold and heat – build in any season
  • Strong & Impact-resistant
  • Easy to finish – prime and paint, tile, stucco, clad
  • Easy to store
  • Simple and inexpensive to dispose
  • Easy to use – lightweight and flexible
  • Class A fire-rated and contains no asbestos

Why Homeowners Love MagPanel®

Homeowners and do-it-yourselfers love MagPanel too. That’s because there’s a lot to love with this building product.

MagPanel is:
  • Fire resistant
  • Insect-resistant
  • Eco-friendly
  • Non-toxic
  • Impact-resistant
  • Mold, mildew, and dry rot resistant
  • Sound insulator – more than 40 decibels
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