Magnesium oxide boards—aka MgO boards—has probably been the most beneficial advancement for the businesses in the construction industry. This product is manufactured using high-quality magnesia and oxygen under controlled environments to ensure high fire-resistance, water resistance, soundproofing, and other attributes that give MgO boards an edge over other construction boards.
Let’s dive into the history, evolution, production, uses, and advantages of magnesium oxide boards for construction purposes.
History of MgO Boards
The use of magnesium oxide boards goes back to the Great Pyramids era and the Great Wall of China. Magnesia was traditionally mixed with mortar for the construction of masonries. As we furthered into the twentieth century, the use of magnesia for construction purposes saw a decline, when cheaper alternatives like gypsum, plywood, and Portland cement were made available to the builders.
However, about two decades back, magnesia made its return in the form of sustainably manufactured magnesium oxide boards. Because of the benefits it offered, it quickly became the top choice of builders in the era of gypsum and Portland cement. Ever since it hit the markets, the MgO board has remained the best material choice for construction purposes.
They are an excellent replacement for other board types because of environment-friendly manufacturing. It is a pool of other attributes that enhance the well-being and safety of construction contractors and the residents.
How Are Magnesium Oxide Boards Produced?
Before we begin to explain the manufacturing process of MgO, take a glance at our production facility for a better understanding.
Most of the world's magnesium carbonite is originated from China and Europe. MgO boards manufacturing involves combining oxygen and magnesium carbonite under extreme pressure and high temperatures to form a stone-like structure of MgO. These MgO stones are crushed into powder form and combined with Epsom salts or sulfate, chloride, cellulose, water, perlite, glass fibers, and other materials that allow for incredible heat resistance, waterproofing, soundproofing, and insulating attributes.
The Uses of Magnesium Oxide Boards
The modern applications of MgO boards are vast. They are used to construct residential properties, commercial properties, high-rise apartment complexes, and other structures. Inside the buildings, MgO is used as a tile backer board, sub floorboard, ceiling board, roofing underlayment, wall panels, fire protectant, and drop ceiling tiles. On the outside, it serves as wall sheathing board, trim, wind barrier sheathing, siding, and fascia.
Magnesium Matrix Science and Technology (Group) Co., Ltd offers high-quality MgO boards to meet all construction needs. We offer a wide range of MgO boards for exterior cement sheathing, concrete subfloor panels, exterior wall sheathing, flooring, boundary walls for high rise buildings, and many more.