New Econic MGO Boards

New Econic MGO Boards

Panel Agency has added the Econic Magnesium Oxide [MGO] Board to its portfolio of products. With the recent emphasis on the fire performance of structures, whether timber or steel frame during construction, combined with the growth in direct applied render finishes, it has become apparent that a board is required that will withstand the vagaries of the UK climate.

Econic meets this with ease and adds a wide range of other advantages over comparative boards. As a high quality versatile building boards, the Econic range of fire resistant boards can be used for a variety of uses such as backer boards, render boards, decorative panels, wall systems and as timber and SFS sheathing boards.

The Advantages:

  • High quality building board for fire, acoustic, structural, severe duty and hygrothermal applications.
  • A1 non-combustible rated external sheathing for timber and steel frame.
  • Vapour open render carrier, brick slip and tile backer boards.
  • Suitable for SIPS, access panels, soffit linings, composite and decorative panels.
  • Reduced in service costs in high circulation and multi occupancy zones
  • High pull out strength supporting fixtures and fittings directly.
  • Breathable assisting against the risks of interstitial condensation.
  • 100% non-hazardous material with no off gassing.
  • Easy to cut, joint, decorate and fix.
  • Water and mould resistant.
  • STA Approved Category C Fire solution.
  • Category 1 racking board in 9mm thickness.
  • Excellent bond strength.

Fully Tested & Certified

The Econic Performance Systems product range has been fully tested and certified by accredited UKAS test houses to demonstrate commitment to performance, quality control, health and safety.

Testing has been done in accordance with recognised BS and EN standards confirming that the boards have proven qualities in terms of:

 Category Method Result
Racking strength  BS EN 594: 2011 Exceeds Category 1
Bending flexural strength BS EN 12467: 2004 Category A
Tensile Strength BS EN 1608: 997 Excellent Rating
Shear / Compressive Strength Category 1
Pull out Fixings BS EN 845-1 Type 5 Timber and Masonry
Pull through strength EN 1383: 1999 Excellent Rating
Partition Testing BS 5234 Severe Impact Duty
Wind Loadings  BS 6399: Part 2 > BS requirements
Non Toxicity  Passed
Anti Fungal  Passed
Dimensional stability BS EN 318: 2002
Durability BS EN 12467: 2004 Category A
Low Embodied Carbon
Thermal conductivity  ISO 8302: 1991 EN 12664: 2001 Low
Vapour resistivity BS EN 12572: 2001 Low
Density  BS EN 12390-7 High
Airborne Sound Insulation   Excellent Rating
Non Combustibility   A1 Euroclass
Fire Resistance BS EN 13501-1: 2007 2 hours achieved on timber frame
Radiant Heat Test UKTFA  Category A,B & C

Further Information

For more information on the various board formats and applications, visit the information centre