THE FIBER ADVANTAGE
Fiber-reinforced cement is an attractive, resilient construction material that’s ideal for all kinds of exterior and interior protective surfaces.
The inclusion of meticulously researched, carefully engineered polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and specially selected cellulose fibers into the cement-based material provides a unique combination of lightness, technical performance and exceptional strength. It also results in products that are remarkably robust and durable. Cembrit’s products are also guaranteed to meet industry requirements for cost-effective construction as well as long-term durability.
Thanks to their meticulously engineered fiber reinforcement, Cembrit boards are exceptionally thin and light in relation to their strength and show a remarkable resilience to almost all external conditions and impacts.
This remarkable lightness/strength mix enables architects, designers and engineers of all types of building structures to rewrite some of the basic equations for what’s possible in terms of the outer envelope or internal walls – whether vertical, horizontal or sloped. Outdoors or indoors.
Cembrit fiber-cement products all have qualities that make them ideal for design and construction projects where great combinations of attractive appearance and lightweight, long-lasting resilience are required.
IMPACT AND STAIN RESISTANT
The unique Cembrit combination of engineered fibers and cement means these products are relatively unaffected by the day-to-day impacts and stains associated with normal living and working environments. The Charpy impact test has been used for all relevant Cembrit products.
Cembrit fiber-cement products are completely unaffected by sub-zero temperatures, snow, frosts and thaws, and by rain (even torrential downpours and most hail), heat, humidity and direct sunlight.
Fiber-cement features a high pH value that makes it exceptionally resistant to algae and bacteria attacks and the growth of moss, fungi etc. – even in conditions and climates where this is often considered a problem.
NON-COMBUSTIBLE AND FIREPROOF
All Cembrit fiber-cement products are non-combustible, and classified in accordance with the EN 13501-1 standard. It is chemically impossible for them ever to contribute to a fire.
IMPERVIOUS TO WATER
Fiber cement can absorb and release moisture for unlimited cycles without affecting the product’s durability and service life. This makes Cembrit products ideal for external surfaces, particularly single skin constructions as well as in indoor wet room installations.