They offer exceptional resistance to sounds, abuse, water, mould, and fire.
These panels contain reinforcing fiber mesh offering increased abuse-resistance in the most demanding applications. They offer an economical alternative to concrete block or plaster construction.
In the manufacture of Fiberock interior linings a highly refined cellulosic fibre is heated, under pressure, in a ground gypsum rock slurry. During the process volatile materials are removed. The process mineralizes the fibre, with the gypsum rock nucleating into natural apertures in the fibre walls. As a result, exceptional strength and stiffness are achieved. The lining surface is formed by 'floatation'. This process directly creates a smooth mineral rich surface, and avoids fibre fluff typically experienced with many other products that need to be sanded smooth during production. Fiberock interior linings are finished with a factory baked on clear sealer, which creates an even suction for subsequent jointing, painting and other finishing systems.
These three scanning electron microscope images show, with increasing magnification (from left to right), the close bonding of cellulose fibre strands to the gypsum rock crystals, including the formation of gypsum crystals within the natural apertures in the fibres themselves. It is this bonding, achieved through this new patented manufacturing process, that underpins the exceptional impact resistance and durability of Fiberock.