Magnesium oxide Benefits
The MagO® product line is engineered to eliminate the toughest problems faced by architects, engineers, contractors, and builders today while also making construction easier. Addressing both, magnesium oxide boards result in lower construction costs during installation and reduced maintenance expenses over the lifespan of the building.
MagO Building Products Ltd. provides a better alternative for healthy, affordable, durable, and energy efficient buildings. MgO board is a technologically advanced building material offering superior performance in every category when compared to traditional wood, gypsum, and cement based products.
Magnesium oxide more commonly called magnesia is a versatile mineral that when used as part of a cement mixture and cast into thin cement panels under proper curing procedures and practices can be used in residential and commercial building construction. MgO magnesium board are suitable for a wide range of general building uses and for applications that require fire resistance, mold and mildew control, as well as sound control applications and many other benefits.
As an environmentally friendly building material, magnesia board has strength and resistance due to very strong bonds between magnesium and oxygen atoms that form the magnesium oxide molecules (chemical symbol MgO).
Magnesia boards are used in place of traditional gypsum drywall as wall and ceiling covering material and sheathing, as well as in a number of other construction applications.” (description from wikipedia)
Since MgO board is a mineral based green building product and it is homogenous, there will be no delamination over time. It can also have a positive impact on occupants’ health and safety while extending the life of the building investment.
What Differentiates MgO Board From other Materials?
MgO Board is virtually impervious to:
MgO boards actively prevent the growth of mold or mildew and are also environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
In addition to the above characteristics, MgO has excellent adhesion values that are perfect for Portland stucco, acrylic stucco, wallpaper, stone, tile, brick, and much more. MgO’s adhesion values also allow it to be endorsed by most major suppliers of finishes including Imasco Minerals, Master Wall, Acrylabs, Mapei, Surecrete, Carpenter Stone, Total Wall, Stucco Flex, and Encap are part of a growing list. Since Magnum Board is glass smooth on one side, a level five beautiful and durable finish can be achieved with much less work than typical gypsum board and it can be painted the same day as they are installed. For paint, it is recommended to use a specified primer such as Sherwin Williams’ Loxon.
Wherever gypsum and fiber-cement products are used, MgO is a superior alternative. Applications include: interior walls, ceilings, backer board, and underlayment; exterior wall cladding, soffit, siding, and trim. MgO is also widely used in MgO Insulated Panels (MIP) and such Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) applications as MagO Cladding System, an integral rain-screen commercial grade siding.