Work Item
ASTM WK63286

New Test Methods for Standard Methods for Testing, Limits, Uses, and Requirements of Magnesium Oxide Cementitious Board Products.

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, development and maintenance of standards and related documents that address the use of magnesium oxide cementitious boards and related products in buildings as well as to develop, formulate, and improve standards that measure the serviceability performance of building constructions using magnesium oxide cement, boards and related products under various conditions of exposure; provide a systematic basis for obtaining data; and provide information to building officials, code authorities and others on which building product and construction requirements can be established. Magnesium oxide products offer alternatives to existing building products, which use ASTM standards, produced and used in the building industry.


MGO; cementitious boards; MgO cements; MgO powder; MGSO4, MGCL2


This standard is needed to insure the quality of the Magnesium oxide boards and 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: Frank McConnell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-26-2018

Technical Contact: Kenneth Krantz

Item: 002

Ballot: E06.21 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 015

Ballot: E06.21 (19-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution