MGO BOARDS consist of calcium, silicon, aluminium and magnesium oxides with lightweight aggregates; both surfaces are reinforced with alkali-resistant glass fibre mat.
These easy-to-install lightweight panels for outdoor applications are designed to resist the harshest weather conditions such as: rain, humidity, frost and thermal shock. MGO boards are weatherproof and will not swell, crumble or deteriorate and ensure exceptional dimensional stability.
This is an extremely sturdy system which is ideal for external walls, façades, false ceilings and external coverings in general; MGO boards are lightweight and very easy to install making them ideal for restructuring and renovating facades, cornices, parapets, porticoes and other architectural structures that require high mechanical strength and weatherproof resistance.
MGO boards may also be used in interiors where humidity or water are present rather than coated plasterboard which in these cases is unsuitable.
Before installation, the boards must be acclimated to environmental temperature and humidity. Temperature should be at least 5°C. The temperature should be between 5° and 40°C during filling and finishing works and for 24 hours after completion. Allow boards to dry thoroughly before mounting. Do not mount damp or wet boards.
WATER-PROOF TRANSPIRING BARRIER
MGO Boards are resistant to water but are not waterproof; consequently, when they are used for outdoor vertical curtain walls an anti-condensation barrier consisting of a waterproof vapour-transpiring membrane, must be placed between the structures and MGO Boards. Fix the fabric temporarily to the structures from bottom to top, positioning the sheets horizontally and overlapping the edges of the different layers by at least 10 cm.
HANDLING AND STORAGE
Store under covering, protecting the material from rain and excessive humidity. Boards should be transported in vertical position (edge ways), and must be handled carefully to avoid damaging the edges. To cut the board, first cut away the surface reinforcement mat on one side with a cutter, bend the board to break and then cut the reinforcement mat on the other side.