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Magnesite Board. Production Technology.

Magnesite Board. Production Technology

A magnesite board is positioned like an ecologically friendly, non-combustible, waterproof material, and Scientific and production enterprise “Ukrmagnesite” LLC, a manufacturer of such boards, pays a special attention to this factor, it is very actual in relation of the latest events in terms of fires and their consequences.

To comprehend why our product possesses all mentioned above properties, it is necessary to find out what the content of a magnesite board is.

The magnesite board is a sheet-like finishing material produced on the basis of the cement obtained in the result of the reaction of magnesium oxide and salts of magnesium.


About the content in brief: magnesium oxide is the base for the production of the magnesite board, it is obtained from minerals of magnesite or dolomite. Thus the name – a magnesite board. We produce ourselves the magnesium oxide by means of ore roasting. This substance is a powder of white colour that, apart from construction, is used in other spheres. For example, in food industry (food additive E 530), in medicine (magnesia product), in agriculture, etc.


We use magnesium chloride or bishofite (mineral salt) like a second main reagent. This salt is a component of mineral water. Like magnesium oxide, it is also used in medicine and in the production of household cleaning products (defreeze substances, antifreezes, additives for bath, etc.).


In the result of the reaction between magnesium oxide and magnesium chloride, an especially cubic crystalline lattice is formed, it let retain different fillers. According to its strength, this cement (Sorel cement, white cement) is significantly superior to portland cement, that fact determines many properties of the magnesite board. It is used for the production of grind stones, mill stones, abrasive disks, artificial stones and special poured floors.


We add perlite as a filler. It is expanded sand (or volcanic sand) that receives and gives back water easily (up to 30 times more than its weight). It is used in construction like heat and sound insulator, it is added into glasshouse soil and standard soil in agriculture. It minimizes significantly thermal conductivity and weight, increases sound insulating level.


The mentioned above substances are fillers for the body of our magnesite board. To make it more strong and elastic (flexible), the sheet is reinforced by a layer of basalt fiberglass mesh and a layer of nonwoven fabric from each side.


As a result, we obtain the magnesite board which consists of natural ecologically pure components only, that additionally provide this material with a unique complex of advantageous characteristics such as environmental compatibility, non-combustibility, water-resistance, antiseptic properties and durability.


Author: Kalinichenko V.

Commercial Director of “Research and production enterprise “Ukrmagnesit” LLC


Recommendations on the use of a magnesite board (MB)

Recommendations on the use of a magnesite board (MB)

According to Technical Requirements, MB should be stored in a dry and ventilated room. In the case, if MB is in the open air for some time (for example, at sites), it is recommended to store it under a shelter to protect it from a direct access of moisture. Wet boards should be dried before mounting.

Before the mounting of a magnesite board to a profile system, the MB surface (its front face and inside it, joints) should coated with a coating of deep action for two times.

When mounting a magnesite board, its steam permeability properties should be taken into consideration. That is why, when coating one side of MB with a finishing material, preventing a free absorbance of moisture (ceramic tiles; vaporproof paints, varnishes, wallpaper and others), another side of MB should be coated with water-resistant materials. For this purpose the MB from the inside should be treated with vaporproof materials (hydrophobisator, varnishes, paints and so on) or coated until the formation of a layer on the surface by the method of repeated coating.

Concerning interior work, the MB mounting should be performed during finishing work (in winter with heating on), before the installation of clean floors when all “wet” processes are over, and the distribution of electrical and sanitary engineering systems is performed in the conditions of dry and normal dampness regiments. Moreover, the temperature in the room should not be lower than +10°C. Before mounting, magnesite boards should undergo an adaptation period in a room.

Concerning outdoor work, before the mounting, MB should undergo an adaptation period. The material temperature and environment temperature should not be lower than +5°C.

The cutting of MB is performed with the help of a hand (knife, hacksaw and others) or electric (angle grinder, jigsaw, circ saw) instrument. When you cut a MB with the help of a knife, firstly a cut of the upper layer of fiber glass mesh is done with the help of a metal ruler, then the plate is broken according to the line of the cut, and the fiber glass mesh is cut from the inner face of the sheet. When you cut a MB with an electric instrument, the electric instrument with a dust protector and diamond bit is used.

It is possible to remove a facet from MB ends with the help of a plane or a grinding machine.

It is possible to mount MB both to a metal (wooden) profile system and glue with additional fasteners-“umbrellas”.

Metal profiles for MB mounting should be protected from corrosion.

A pitch of bracketing of profile system is calculated judging from its size, plate thickness and requirements on rigidity of the finished product. The thinner a plate is, the less the pitch of bracketing is. The studs are installed with the pitch not more than 450 mm.

When you use MB as a floor base (according to logs) or as a base for ceramic tiling, tiling with stones, the pitch of bracketing is reduced to 300×300 mm.

MB should be mounted to a profile system with countersunk self-tapping screws (with knurls in the inner side of a head). Self-tapping screws should have anticorrosive coating. Self-tapping screws are fixed at a distance of 10-15 mm from the end of the plate with the pitch of 15-20 cm. If you use traditional self-tapping screws, a spotting in the place of their fixation should be done in advance.

A 2 mm spacing between the boards should be performed at interior work in dry and well-vented rooms, and a 3-4 mm spacing – for damp rooms and outdoor work.

The MB joints are sealed with a magnesia putty С.2.ШМ2 “Ukrmagnesit” with additional reinforcement by a painting tape.

All MB coating works (sealing of joints and places of fixations of screws, surface leveling) are recommended to perform with magnesia putty С.2.ШМ2 “Ukrmagnesit” in the conditions corresponding to the operating ones.

MB is painted with water-dispersible paints that do not prevent a free absorbance and return of moisture.

Author: Kalinichenko Vasyl


The company “Ukrmagnesit” is happy to announce the updates of its site

The company “Ukrmagnesit” is happy to announce the updates of its site

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Since November 1, 2014 you can buy a magnesite board manufactured by “Ukrmagnesit” in a new building hypermarket “Epicenter” in Sumy.

Since November 1, 2014 you can buy a magnesite board manufactured by “Ukrmagnesit” in a new building hypermarket “Epicenter” in Sumy.

Directly at the point of the sale, you can get consultancy services on the use and installation of the magnesite board and get information from information booklets.
Ecologically friendly and durable material of the future from the manufacturer No 1.