Blue Diamond Fibre Cement Technical Data
Fibre Cement is a modern Composite Product with ideal Properties.
Fibre cement is a composite product made of cement reinformed with
fibres, which is mouldable in any way during fresh condition and
stable and weather-resistant when hardened.
After a hardening process of 28 days the circ-components of fibre
cement are as follows:
- 40% Binder
The highest amount of raw material of fibre cement is the binder.
The binder consists of portland cement which is produced by burning
chalky sandstone and clay marl.
- 11% Additives
To optimise the product properties for example powdered lime is
added. In addition and with respect to recycling activities hard
grind fibre cement is further added.
- 2% Reinforcing Fibres
The mechanical properties of fibre cement depend in a large degree
on the interaction between reinforcing fibres and the cement matrix.
Synthetic organic fibres are used as reinforcing fibres. The fibres,
specially modified for fibre cement production are comparable
to fibres used in the textile industry for top clothes and protective
fabrics, for fleece material and medical sewing threads. As well
as the technical suitability of the new fibres their physiological
harmlessness if of greatest importance.
- 5 % Process Fibres
During production of fibre cement, process fibres are used as
filter fibres. These fibres mainly are cellulose fibres used also
in the paper production indutry.
- 12% Inherent Moisture
Fibre cement when hardened contains only a low amount of water.
This amount of water is necessary for further hardening (Hydratation)
of the product during its long service life.
- 30% Air Voids
Microscopic small air viods are used as expansion areas for freezing
water and therefore help to aviod frost damage. The micro air
viod system results in a moisture regulating and diffusible building
product which is watertight inspite of the physical properties.
Fibre Cement is a Building Product totally harmless regarding
The raw components of fibre cement cause no health doubts. The
reinforcing fibres are physiologically harmless. Furthermore prefabrication
to the greatest possible extent causes a minimum of building site
Fibre Cement Products have many Advantages
On the basis of the actual reinformcement fibre cement products
may be manufactured in considerable thinner dimensions and they
are considerably more shock resistant than non-reinforced cement
products. Weight reduction has an advantage in transportation, application
and static load of buildings.
Modern fibre cement products as a rule are already colour-coated
during production with mainly water-soluble coatings. The surface
treatment has a decorative as well as a protective function. It
gurantees a durable colour and temperature resitance as well as
excelllent resstance against UV-rays, acid rain and erosion.
Because fibre cement during production in fresh condition is mouldable
in any way there is almost no limit in the architectural range of
applications. Also manufacturing of individual moulded pieces with
regard to building site resuests is possible.
Wanit Fibre Cement Products have withstood the Test of
Products for roof, facade and horticulture demonstrate their quality
on many building since 1982. New structured surfaces, designs, colours
and formats helped the products in a very short time to gain an
excellent market appreciation. Today, Wanit provides a wide fibre
cement range which fully meets the modern needs in aesthetics, function
Many buildings designed by ambitious architects, craftsmen and
clients with both total and detail solutions demonstrate our professional