Work Item
ASTM WK70508

New Classification for MgO ceramic-cement board, uses, applications, types and sizes

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, development and maintenance of standards and related documents for performance of buildings, their elements, components, including means and methods of fabrication and assembly; and the description, measurement, prediction, improvement, and management of the overall performance of buildings and building-related facilities. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having a mutual interest.


magnesium-oxide; fiber reinforced cement boards; non-combustible wall boards; ceiling boards, floor sheathing, cladding systems; anti microbial, mold resistant wall boards; sound abatement; fire-separations; fire protection; mago; magnesiumoxychloride; magnesiumoxysulfate


MgO based cement boards are a new material to most construction industry people and do not have current standards which are necessary for the appropriate and safe use of these products

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E06.21

Committee: E06

Staff Manager: Stephen Mawn

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-06-2019

Technical Contact: Peter Francis

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