Supertec Magboard :: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the primary elements of Supertec Magboard?
Magboard is manufactured from a combination of magnesium oxide and magnesium chloride and includes fibrous reinforcement.
How is the magnesium mined?
Is it done in a strip mining setting or removed from under the ground leaving the surface unharmed
There are several ways to extract MgO. Strip mining is not one of them.
What types of applications can Supertec Magboard be used for?
Applications include single-family homes, apartment complexes, commercial high-rise buildings, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, retail, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, airports, subway stations, tunnels, fire separations, etc. Magboard is a U.S. patented, UL approved fire resistant, water resistant, high impact construction panel that is well-suited for both interior and exterior sheathing applications. With its mould resistant, fire resistant and high impact properties, Magboard should be used whenever there is a high value placed on a building’s contents and equipment of when health and safety concerns exist.
What does Supertec MAGBOARD look like?
MAGBOARD is light tan to cream in colour. Standard production material is very smooth on one side and sand textured on the other.
What types of compounds can Supertec MAGBOARD be finished with?
MAGBOARD can be finished with any traditional drywall compounds.
What paint does the manufacturer recommend for outdoor signage boards?
MAGBOARD accepts any type of paint, wallpaper and tiling. Standard edges are square or tapered. Special edges and sizes are available.
What sizes and thicknesses are available?
MAGBOARD is available in sizes of 1200 x 2700 and 1200 x 3000. Thicknesses available are 4mm,6mm,9mm, and 12mm. Custom sizes are also available.
What tools are necessary for cutting the panels?
MAGBOARD may be cut, trimmed or shaped using ordinary power or hand tools.
How does Supertec MAGBOARD perform with immersed in water?
MAGBOARD is completely waterproof! It will not disintegrate when immersed in water or exposed to freeze/thaw cycles for prolonged periods.
How does mould affect MAGBOARD?
MAGBOARD is a non-nutrient to mould or fungus per ASTM G21 and does not support insect life. It provides superior moisture resistance in high-humidity areas and combats the growth of mould and mildew.
Is Supertec MAGBOARD a substitute for traditional drywall?
Use MAGBOARD wherever a UL rated fireproof, waterproof, mould free, fungus free, high impact surface is called for. MAGBOARD cuts, handles and finishes like drywall.
Is Supertec MAGBOARD more expensive to use than traditional drywall?
On the contrary. MAGBOARD achieves fire-ratings using fewer panels, hence lower labour, loading and shipping costs than traditional drywall. MAGBOARD is significantly less expensive than drywall in most applications. Savings can exceed 60% on many jobs!
Can Supertec MAGBOARD be used as an exterior sheathing?
Yes. MAGBOARD is an ideal surface for residential and commercial exteriors, interiors, shaft walls, flooring and more.
Is Supertec MAGBOARD considered a “GREEN” product?
Supertec MAGBOARD is manufactured from mineral components and water. It contains no organic solvents, asbestos, oils or toxins. No energy is consumed during the manufacture of Supertec MAGBOARD since the entire process is conducted at room temperature.
Do I need to buy different Supertec MAGBOARD products to gain all the benefits of Supertec MAGBOARD?
Not at all. Unlike other sheathing and flooring products, Supertec MAGBOARD is always, fireproof, waterproof, mould-insect-fungus-free, high impact and high STC-rated.
I’m concerned about the effects of hurricanes. Is Supertec MAGBOARD a good choice?
Supertec MAGBOARD has been thoroughly missile-impact tested, as well as being waterproof.

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