|Okaply’s Magonite is a Magnesium Oxide (MgO) and Magnesium Chloride (MgCl) based construction
board that offers a significant improvement over traditional cement based boards and regular gypsum
plasterboard. Its fire resistance and exterior and interior applications are just some of the many benefits.
Magonite is easy to cut, saw, nail, stick, paint and veneer.
Magonite panels do not contain any organic solvents, formaldehyde, asbestos, oils or other toxic substances that can have a negative impact on the environment and waterways. Saw dust from Magonite can safely be disposed of in landfills.
Where Magonite excels is through its unrivalled characteristics. On a 7mm metal stud partition system with 75mm thick insulation, a single 10mm Magonite on either side of the metal stud, measuring a total thickness of 90mm, will provide up to 3.5 hours fire resistance and 46 Rw dB. Testing on other single stud and MgO board partitions have provided up to 5 hours fire resistance, making them ideal in multistory buildings such as offices and appartments in escape routes and shaft walls, or dividing walls in commercial units.
Non-flammable: Magonite is non-flammable and conforms to the national grade A1 standard (GB8624 2006 Grade A1). In case of fire, the board will not burn and not give off poisonous smoke.
Water resistant and not affected by moisture: The product allows for long-term exposure to a moist environment. Test results prove that after this material has been immersed in water for one month, it keeps its original shape without deformation or expansion and its dry-wet deforming ratio is 0%. It will not swell, delaminate, warp, or disintegrate when exposed to a wet environment. Remarkably, it is also water vapor permeable and this allows the board to be used as a wall-board in construction where breathable walls are specified.
Naturally mold and mildew resistant: Magonite provides protection against insects, fungus and corrosion.
High-Strength and Lightweight: As its density is not relatively high, the board can be classified as light weight compared to other products attempting to achieve the same weight to strength ratio and as such it can greatly decrease the weight of a building. At the same time, the material is high-strength and not easily damaged.
Ease of use/application: Magonite is easy to cut, saw nail, stick It has a smooth finish on one side that can be taped and jointed ready for decoration including: overlay, wallpapering, painting, texture coat and veneer. The other side is uniform sand-textured ideal for tile backing.
Environment: Magonite does not contain any organic solvents, formaldehyde, asbestos, oils or other toxic substances that can have a negative impact on the environment and waterways. As such, sawdust from Magonite can safely be disposed of in landfills. Off-cuts of Magonite can be reground and reused back at the production factory. It is a better environmental alternative that replaces gypsum drywall and cement backer boards for walls, floors and counter tops.
Plywood substitution, particle board substitution and MDF substitution.
For more information, click here to download the Magonite brochure