MgO Board otherwise called “Magnesium Oxide Board” is a factory-made product. It is a type of relatively new inorganic-bonded composite. Its main mineral being Magnesium Oxide (MgO). MgO Boards are produced with alkali–resistant fiberglass mesh as strengthening material. Magnesium oxide (melting point of 2,800°C) is often used as a basic refractory material for lining crucibles & furnaces.
Magnesium Oxide Board
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. The classic examples to prove the strength of Magnesia are the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors in China.
Magnesium Oxide Board Dry Wall
Some versions 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).
MgO Boards are used in place of traditional gypsum drywall as wall and ceiling covering material and sheathing. It is also used in a number of other construction applications such as fascias, soffit, shaft-liner and area separation, wall sheathing, and as tile backing (backer board) or as substrates for coatings and insulated systems such as finish systems, EIFS, and some types of stucco.
MgO Board for building construction is available is various sizes and thickness. It is not a paper faced material. It generally comes in a light gray, white or beige color. Numerous versions and value of grades exist including smooth face, rough texture, utility, versatile grades as well as different densities and strengths for different applications and uses.
MgO Board Ceiling
MgO Board is made as individual pieces that is cut to length as the slurry is poured onto a casting tray. The initial set occurs horizontally. However the final cure occurs vertically or with spacers between the sheets in the steam cure chamber. The MgO Board is cast in a liquid slurry-like form (a mixture of MgO powder, Magnesium Chloride and other additives).