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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 Health

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 work.

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 Time

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 and economy.

Many buildings designed by ambitious architects, craftsmen and clients with both total and detail solutions demonstrate our professional competence.